Have you looked recently at the fields? Is God calling you to serve in them full-time? Is He calling you to serve overseas in a vocation outside of full-time ministry?
At Maranatha, we know the fields are everywhere, including restricted-access countries. If you want to be as prepared as possible for this biblical challenge and mandate, consider our Baptist Master’s Degree in Intercultural Studies. This program emphasizes the theology and practicality of missions topics like church planting, inner-city ministry, and intercultural communication, applied from a strong biblical and theological framework. Missions courses are taught by experienced missionaries and mission directors, and you’ll have opportunities to minister through and internship and through various fields through summer mission trips.
1) To comprehend and articulate basic elements of biblical and systematic theology from a dispensational hermeneutical framework 2) To understand and be able to apply the basic principles of church planting 3) To evaluate the policies and practices of missionaries and mission agencies 4) to analyze cultures and worldviews, particularly in the student’s future or current place of ministry 5) To assess current trends in intercultural studies (whether global or urban) and compare those trends with biblical truth, and thus be able to correctly accept, reject or correct such trends 6) To demonstrate faithfulness to the Holy Spirit’s work through God’s Word in his or her personal life and ministry
1) Available from a Distance or On Campus. The entire program may be completed at a distance or on campus. 2) Distance Delivery. This degree may be completed from a distance by taking a blend of distance classes in 8-week sessions with no required attendance or in live full-semester virtual classes. 3) Travel with Global Encounters: Take the opportunity to minister and experience various fields of service during the summer through Maranatha’s Global Encounters program. 4) Internship: A required student arranged 12 week internship in an Urban ministry (Urban Track) or in a foreign country (Global Track) with an approved supervisor is part of this degree. Students are strongly encouraged to consider their type of field planning before beginning this program.
1) A minimum of 33 semester hours of approved credit must be completed for the Master of Arts in Intercultural studies. 2) The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an approved institution must be held by the applicant. 3) No more than 12 semester hours of graduate credit from another institution may be applied toward this degree. 4) A maximum of two C grades will be credited toward graduation. 5) Applicants may be required to make up deficiencies without credit in any of the departments at the discretion of the Academic Senate.
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