Prepare for ministry and work that focuses on leading in discipleship, church ministry and/or evangelism across cultural boundaries.


  • Courses that focus on holistic views of mission and ministry, including development, evangelism, and discipleship.
  • Learn about these ministries

Career opportunities

A solid understanding of various aspects of cross-cultural ministry provides the basis for effective work with mission organizations, Christian development organizations, and cross-cultural church work (locally or internationally). In addition, for those pursuing another vocation such as business, social work, medical, teaching, etc., the Global Mission emphasis gives important insights on how to integrate these vocations with cross-cultural ministry.

Program director

Darren Duerksen
Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Director & Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies

Course listing

Required Courses

MIN-375Discipleship and Evangelism2
THEO-365Perspectives on Global Missions3

Select three courses from the following:

COM-400Intercultural Communication3
ICS-320Introduction to Holistic Mission in Costa Rica3
REL-455Christians and Religious Neighbors3
THEO-445Issues and Theologies of Mission3
THEO-470Justice, Poverty and Development3