Bachelor of Theology 
(Intercultural Ministry)

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT GOD’S WORLD AND DESIRE TO IMPACT THE NATIONS?

The Bachelor of Theology (Intercultural Ministry) Program provides spiritual growth, Biblical knowledge and ministry development with a special focus on intercultural ministry.

It is designed to call forth and prepare long term ministry focused leaders. Our goal is to see graduates deployed nationally and internationally to develop holistic church planting movements that make disciples of nations, baptizing and teaching believers to obey all that Christ has commanded.

Through this training, students will develop the ability to function and communicate in varied cultural contexts and collaborate in mission with the global body of Christ. The Bachelor of Theology (Intercultural Ministry) includes emphasis on education combined with valuable practical experience and exposure to influential and fruitful global mission leaders to better equip the student to be an integral part of God’s global mission.

This program is designed for those who are called to ministry with an emphasis on missions. The specialized Courses will also be effective for alumni interested in cross cultural work and for local Church Mission Committee leaders. Courses are also designed for experienced Pastors engaged in cross cultural ministries in their community or those who are called to global work. It will address the many issues facing cross cultural ministry to help students to be effective and fruitful in Canada or around the world.

EXPERIENCE

These programs will prepare you for the real and challenging work of God's global mission.  You will be exposed to hands-on interaction with major moves of God around the world.  It will also involve classroom interaction with current mission practitioners who are innovative, effective and fruitful from Canada as well as national, global leaders.

Beyond the classroom, students will be involved in real life relevant ministry experiences locally, in other Canadian settings and globally, tailored to specific interests, callings, and life goals. 

The focus is to develop people for effective ministry at home and to prepare for fruitful Global Intercultural work in a wide variety of expressions.

  • Students in their first year will participate in ministry in local churches throughout Alberta, other effective Canadian locations.
  • Students in their second year will complete an Urban/Rural Missions practicum which requires a supervised placement of 160 hours in a local church ministry.
  • Students in their third year will complete an Internship which includes a supervised ministry placement (Overseas or in Canada) of a minimum of 400 hours (normally one semester).
  • Students in their fourth year will complete a Senior Missions Practicum in a local church which requires completion of a supervised placement of 160 hours.

Sarah's Internship 2019:

Sarah Miller is currently on her internship:
"I have been here for almost a month now, and I am loving every single minute of it.  The students that I am with every week are constant reminders that God is good.  They give me so much hope and joy, I cannot wait for the  few months!"

Nicole's Internship 2019:

Nicole Murdoch is currently on her internship:
"I can’t believe it’s almost been a month since arriving in Thailand ???????? It’s been full of English teaching, game nights & meeting new university students! It’s been so great seeing all of the new friends that God has put into my life already & I can’t wait to spend the next 3 months here!"

EDUCATION

In addition to meeting the general objectives of the College the student graduating from The Bachelor of Theology (Intercultural Ministry) can be expected to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and function effectively in their calling evidenced through fruitful interaction in the classroom and practical ministry experiences, whether their future is in Canada, global work or further training in their field of interest.
  • Develop essential Biblical knowledge, understanding of spiritual growth and ministry skills to respond positively to various intercultural ministry contexts.
  • Know and apply Intercultural skills needed to live, work and minister effectively in international and intercultural settings.
  • Demonstrate spiritual maturity and a heart of obedience to God and readiness to lead in discipling, teaching, mentoring and service in the Canadian or international context through a local expression of the church.

Specialized courses:

Global Worker: Principles and Practices
Holistic Mission Engagement
Cross Cultural Communications
Contextualization
Special: Contemporary Mission Strategies

OUTCOMES

Throughout their time at Vanguard, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Theology (Intercultural Ministry) Program can expect to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand and function effectively in their calling evidenced through fruitful interaction in the classroom and practical ministry experiences, whether their future is in Canada, global work or further training in their field of interest.
  2. Develop essential biblical knowledge, understanding of spiritual growth, and ministry skills to respond positively to various intercultural ministry contexts.
  3. Know and apply the Intercultural skills needed to live, work, and minister effectively in international and intercultural settings.
  4. Demonstrate spiritual maturity, a heart of obedience to God and readiness to lead in disciplining, teaching, mentoring and service in the Canadian or international context through a local expression of the church.

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