B.A. in Intercultural Studies
ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT GOD’S WORLD AND DESIRE TO IMPACT THE NATIONS?
There are two degree options to choose from. The first degree is the Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies. This degree is designed to prepare you for ministry into creative access nations. The second degree is the Bachelor of Arts in Theology (Intercultural Studies). This degree is designed to prepare you for missions work in Canada or around the world.
Both programs are designed for those planning to enter various vocational or lay ministry or continuing studies at a graduate level. Areas of ministry could include education-discipleship and missions ministries of the local church or para-church organizations.
Students in their first year will participate in ministry in local churches throughout Alberta, ten day missions trip to the Northwest Territories or Vancouver and spend 7 weeks in Asia.
In their second year students will complete an Urban/Rural Missions practicum, which requires a supervised placement of 160 hours in a church or para-church ministry, as well as on the Vancouver or NWT trip.
Through their third year students will complete an Internship, which includes a supervised ministry placement of a minimum of 400 hours.
During their fourth year students will complete a Senior Missions Practicum in a local church, which requires completion of a supervised placement of 160 hours.
Your missions degree is designed to provide extensive training, both in Biblical study and practical ministry. The emphasis is on education and experience in both discipleship and missions. This program includes completion of the one year certificate HMS: Intercultural Studies discipleship/short term missions training program. The full four year program requires a minimum of 130 credit hours for graduation. Key missions courses include but are not limited to Canada Missions, Overseas Missions, Introduction to World Missions, Cross-cultural studies, Team Evangelism and Discipleship, and Sr Integrative Seminar – Missions.
In addition to meeting the general objectives of the College, the student graduating with the Bachelor of Arts with Intercultural Studies can be expected to:
- Be equipped to be a disciple, through the practice of spiritual disciplines and obedience to God and to then lead in the discipling of others in any context through a local expression of the church.
- Develop an understanding and life long passion of their call to missions, which is evidenced through ongoing support and mobilization whether their future is that of a global worker or further vocational training.
- Acquire Biblical, Theological and Intercultural learning and demonstrate the necessary competencies through varied and concentrated missions experiences.