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This degree equips practitioners personally, theologically and practically to provide effective intercultural leadership in both North American and global contexts. Students have opportunity to tailor this program to prepare for service in a variety of settings. The program includes biblical and theological foundations; cross-­cultural, sociological and anthropological tools; analysis of historical and contemporary mission issues; ministry skills; and partnership opportunities in mission. Internships and other opportunities give students experience in ministry in cultural contexts different from their own—in Fresno’s rich multicultural setting or in a foreign setting. This degree integrates evangelism, community development, church planting, leadership development, peacemaking, contextual theology and the mission of God.

Course listing

Required Courses (60 Units)

General Theological Courses
BIB 720The Church and God's Mission in the World3
BIB 725Biblical Interpretation I *3
BIB 750Biblical Theology I *3
BIB 752Biblical Theology II *3
BIB 790
or MIN 799
Senior Seminar
or Thesis
COUN 724Interpersonal Communication **3
MIN 705Mentoring/Connecting1
MIN 770Ministry Discernment0
THEO 705Christian Thought **3
THEO 730Discipleship and Ethics *2

* Must be taken as a 3 unit course

** Must be taken as a 2 unit course

Intercultural Studies Courses
MIN 720Personal Evangelism1
MIN 750A
or MIN 750D
Cross-Cultural Encounter: Los Angeles
or Cross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco
MIN 750BCross-Cultural Encounter: Fresno1.5
MIN 728Anthropology for Christian Witness3
Required Courses
PACS 700Basic Institute in Conflict Management And Mediation3
THEO 740Global Christian Theologies3
MIN 724Church Planting2
MIN 752
or MIN 756
Urban Ministry: Into the Neighborhood
or Ministry Among Marginalized People
MIN 730Christians and Religious Neighbors3
MIN 725Issues and Theologies of Mission3


Choose two of the following

MIN 793B and MIN 793A
or MIN 794B and MIN 794A
Supervised Ministry Experience II and Supervised Ministry Experience I
or Urban Mission Practicum II and Urban Mission Practicum I
1.5 and 1.5
Electives In Mission Or Ministry (3 Units)

Choose an additional 5-8 Units