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Ministry and Intercultural Studies Concentrations


Students in the Intercultural Studies, Ministry, and Youth and Emerging Adult Studies majors have the opportunity to pursue a variety of concentrations within their degree plan. They also have the option of working with their advisor to build their own concentration using transfer courses or classes that meet their area of interest and intended ministry.

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Ministry Concentrations

The following concentrations are available in the Ministry and Youth and Emerging Adult (YEA) Studies majors:

Camp and Conference Center Administration: Students complete a minimum of 20 credits while living, studying, and interning for one year at the Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center. Our department partners with the camp's LTD (Leadership, Training, and Development) program to equip leaders for camping ministry around the world. Required classes including Camping Ministry, Camp Management, Camp Counseling, and Camp Health and Risk Management.

Children and Family Ministry (Ministry Major only): Students complete a minimum of 20 credits with the goal of preparing them to understand children and family ministry, childhood development, family dynamics, etc. Students are prepared to serve in local church and nonprofit organizations committed to the personal and spiritual formation of children and their families. Required classes include Family Studies, Child Development, and Practices of Children and Family Ministry.

Nonprofit Leadership: Students complete a minimum of 20 credits with the goal of gaining essential skills in relational leadership, managerial leadership, and missional leadership so that they can work in either local church or nonprofit contexts. Classes include Management, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, and Principles of Marketing.

Social Justice: Students complete a minimum of 20 credits with the goal of preparing them with the theological and practical understandings that are needed to act mercifully and love justly in a broken world. Required classes include Theology for Social Engagement, Social Justice, Race and Ethnicity in America, and Urban Community Development.

Worship and Creative Arts: Students complete a minimum of 20 credits with the goal of preparing them with foundational skills in music ministry and technology so that they can best utilize their skills in leading worship or designing creative arts ministries in the local church or nonprofit ministry context. Classes include Music Ministry Foundations, Music in World Cultures, and Technology in Worship.

Youth and Emerging Adult Ministry: Students complete a minimum of 20 credits with the goal of preparing them for ministry with youth and emerging adults in the local church or nonprofit contexts. Required courses include Every Day Lives of Adolescents and Youth, Spiritual Lives of Adolescents and Youth, and Practices of Youth and Emerging Adult Ministry. The requirements for this concentration in the Youth and Emerging Adult Studies major are slightly different since some of these courses are taken in the major core.

Intercultural Studies Concentrations

The following concentrations are available in the Intercultural Studies major:

Chinese Language: Students complete a minimum of 20 credits with the goal of achieving intermediate proficiency in Chinese so that they can work in ministry, nonprofit, or international business contexts either domestically or internationally. Required classes include Beginning Chinese I/II and Intermediate Chinese I/II.

Cross-Cultural Ministry: Students complete a minimum of 20 credits with the goal of preparing for evangelism, discipleship, or church planting missionary work. Classes include Evangelism and Discipleship, Communicating the Biblical Message, Understanding Islam, Short-term Missions, Relief and Development, etc.

English Language Teaching: Students complete a minimum of 20 credits with the goal of learning how to teach English in ministry or nonprofit contexts either domestically or internationally. Although students do not receive licensure to teach in K-12 schools, a TESOL certificate is embedded into this program. Required courses include Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Structure of English Grammar, and Theory of Second Language Acquisition.

Global Education: Students complete a minimum of 20 credits with the goal of learning the educational skills necessary to lead and teach in community education and international education contexts. Although students do not receive licensure to teach in K-12 schools, they may be able to achieve ACSI Certification. Classes include Educational Foundations, Instructional Foundations, Educating Diverse Learners, Instructional Technology I, and Child Development.

Nonprofit Leadership: Students complete a minimum of 20 credits with the goal of gaining essential skills in relational leadership, managerial leadership, and missional leadership so that they can work in either local church or nonprofit contexts. Classes include Leadership in Ministry, Management, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, and Principles of Marketing.

Social Justice: Students complete a minimum of 20 credits with the goal of preparing them with theological and practical understandings to help them act mercifully and love justly in a broken world. Required classes include Theology for Social Engagement, Social Justice, Race and Ethnicity in America, and Urban Intercultural Studies.

Spanish Language: Students complete a minimum of 20 credits with the goal of achieving intermediate proficiency in Spanish so that they can work in ministry, nonprofit, or international business contexts either domestically or internationally. Classes include Beginning Spanish I/II and Intermediate Spanish I/II, and Spanish Grammar.

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