Global Missions

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


  • Courses focus on holistic views of mission and ministry, including development, evangelism and discipleship

Career opportunities

A solid understanding of cross-cultural ministry provides the basis for effective work with mission organizations, Christian development agencies and cross-cultural church work, locally or internationally. In addition, for those pursuing business, social work, medical, teaching, etc., this emphasis provides important insights on integrating these vocations with cross-cultural ministry.

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Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Emphasis Required Courses (15 Units)

MIN 310Perspectives in CML1
MIN 379Spiritual Formation2
REL 455Christians and Religious Neighbors3
THEO 365Perspectives on Global Missions3
THEO 445Issues and Theologies of Mission3

Select one course from the following

ACCT 301Accounting for Management3
ICS 320Introduction to Holistic Mission in Costa Rica3
MGT 362Nonprofit Management3
MIN 360The Church in an Urban World3
THEO 470Justice, Poverty and Development3

Program director

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Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Program Director, Intercultural and Religious Studies