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.
- Purposeful community of learners and leaders
- Experienced and published faculty
- Faculty who take great interested in student academic success
- Theologically diverse student body
- Option to study in Israel each summer
- Option to attend the Hispanic Summer Program
- Diverse practicum opportunities
- Online courses available
- Fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.
Tim Geddert, Ph.D.
Brian Ross, D.Min.
Lynn Jost, Ph.D.
General Theological Courses (24-27 Units)
|BIB 720||The Church and God's Mission in the World||3|
|BIB 725||Understanding, Interpreting, and Teaching Scripture||3|
|BIB 750||Old Testament Theology||3|
|BIB 752||New Testament Theology||3|
or MIN 799
|COUN 724||Interpersonal Communication||2|
|MIN 704||Discerning Vocation and Calling||1|
|MIN 770||Ministry Discernment||0|
|THEO 712||Story of the Church & Its Theology||3|
|THEO 730||Discipleship and Ethics||3|
Intercultural Studies Courses (7 Units)
|MIN 720||Personal Evangelism||1|
|MIN 750D||Cross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco||1.5|
|MIN 762||Exegeting and Serving Your Neighborhood||1.5|
|MIN 728||Anthropology for Christian Witness||3|
Required Courses (20 Units)
|PACS 700||Basic Institute in Conflict Management and Mediation||3|
|THEO 740||Global Christian Theologies||3|
|MIN 724||Church Planting||2|
or MIN 756
|Into the Neighborhood|
or Ministry Among Marginalized People
|MIN 730||Christians and Religious Neighbors||3|
|MIN 725||Issues and Theologies of Mission||3|
Choose one of the following pairs
|MIN 793B and|
|The Practice of Ministry II and|
The Practice of Ministry I
|MIN 795B and|
|CLT Placement II and|
CLT Placement I
Electives in mission or ministry (3 Units)
Choose an additional 3-6 Units