MDiv with a Concentration in Intercultural Ministry

Ministry is challenging under any conditions, but when you add to that the complexities and nuances of a different culture, you need the most well-rounded training available. The master of divinity with a concentration in intercultural ministry has comprehensive biblical and theological training with classes that will help you be more culturally sensitive and learn how to minister with competence among people of diverse backgrounds and ethnicity.

This degree equips both prospective and experienced overseas missionaries for effective cross-cultural ministry and gives nationals from other countries the tools to help them minister more effectively in their own contexts. Whether you plan to join God’s redemptive mission in faraway lands or in the diverse cultures that are found in your own city, our intercultural faculty is ready to help you do the work of the gospel effectively in any culture on Earth.

Faculty Highlight

Dr. Alemayehu (Alex) Mekonnen is associate professor of intercultural studies and has numerous years of experience as an evangelist, pastor, teacher, and missionary. Dr. Mekonnen worked with the Evangelical Free Church of America International Mission and has taught at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. Dr. Mekonnen has also published three theological books in the Amharic language, the national language of Ethiopia.
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Teah Thomson,

MA 2013

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How can I use this degree?

  • Minister overseas in missions
  • Ministry development for nationals returning to their countries
  • Lead international student ministry
  • Pastor in urban ministry and other cross or intercultural settings
  • Lead in diplomatic or international contexts

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