Intercultural Studies Concentration
Bachelor’s Degree Program
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Graduates in the Intercultural Studies Concentration will:
Demonstrate a passion for local, regional, and global missions and a commitment to serve the people groups of the world.
Explain the spiritual, physical, educational, and financial preparation needed for missionaries.
Articulate a missional theology that encourages all Christians to participate in missions.
Explain the biblical, the theological, and the historical basis of missions.
Describe the cross-cultural dynamics of missions and contextualize the salvation message to various target people groups.
Describe the major religions of the world and be able to compare and contrast them with Christianity.
Develop strategies for evangelizing people groups of the world.
Develop mentoring relationships with other missionaries.
|Course||General Education||42 CR|
|GEN 102||Orientation & Library Resources
|ENG 101||Grammar & Composition||3|
|ENG 102||Composition & Literature||3|
|ENG 105||Academic Writing & Critical Research||3|
|MAT 115||Elements of Math||3|
|GEN 400||Senior Seminar||1|
|HIS 201||American History I||3|
|HIS 202||American History II||3|
|SCI 101||Life Science
|HIS 220||History of the Christian Church||3|
|PSY 202||Intro to Psychology & Christian Counseling||3|
|COM 101||Speech Communication||3|
|COM 201||Social Media & Digital Discipleship||3|
|HUM 301||Contemporary Moral Issues||3|
|SOC 400||Marriage & Family||3|
|MIN 275||Non-Profit Financial Management||3|
|MIS 303||Cross-Cultural Anthropology||3|
|LAN 201||Intro to Biblical Languages||3|
|GEN 401||Senior Seminar & Career Preparedness||0|
|Course||General Bible/Ministry||42 CR|
|BIB 105||Old Testament Survey||3|
|BIB 110||New Testament Survey||3|
|BIB 215||Luke & Acts||3|
|BIB 313||Pauline Epistles||3|
|BIB 400||Bible Review III||0|
|MIN 103||Spiritual Formation I||3|
|MIN 104||Spiritual Formation II||3|
|MIN 112||Relational Outreach & Personal Evangelism||3|
|MIN 212||Personal Christian Ethics||3|
|MIN 245||Principles of Christian Leadership Development||3|
|THE 212||Theology I: Spirit-Empowered Theology||3|
|THE 301||Theology II: Word & Doctrine||3|
|MIS 220||The Biblical & Theological Basis for Missions||3|
|Course||Concentration Courses||36 CR|
|MIS 103||World Religions||3|
|MIS 105||Missions and the Local Church||3|
|MIS 301||History of Missions||3|
|MIS 302||Mission Call & Preparation||3|
|MIS 305||Intro to Urban Missions||3|
|MIS 405||Leadership & Strategy of Missions||3|
|MIS 410||Contextualized Theory||3|
|MIS 421||Contemporary Missions Issues||3|
|PRA 100||Practicum I*||3|
|PRA 200||Practicum II||3|
|PRA 312||Missions Practicum||3|
*Practicums are 16-week courses and require 8 hours a week serving in a church.
Statement on Transferability of Credits and Degrees
Students should be aware that transfer of credits to other institutions is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution. Students who are considering attending Ascent College and then transferring to another college should contact the receiving institution for its policy on accepting credits from another institution.
Credits earned under the Associate degree offered at Ascent College are not considered credits under a terminal degree and these credits may be transferred to institutions toward a Bachelor degree at the discretion of the receiving institution. Ascent College takes all credits earned at Ascent College from the Associate degree and applies them toward the Bachelor degree as long as the credits are compatible with the Bachelor degree plan selected.
Ascent College transfers in credit from other colleges in accordance with our Credit Policy.
Statement on Placement Services
Our college office receives many opportunities for various full-time or part-time ministry positions and will assist students in obtaining an interview with employing personnel. No guarantee for placement may be made; however, Ascent College does maintain contact with various denominational offices and may assist students with placement in ministry occupations.
Bachelor’s Concentration Options
Ministerial Leadership Concentration
Designed to prepare the student for leadership positions in their chosen field in ministry.
Biblical Studies Concentration
Designed to prepare the student for teaching positions in the biblical/theological fields in a church ministry and for further graduate studies in biblical/theological fields.
Worship and Worshipping Arts Concentration
Designed to prepare the student for a leadership position in the area of worship in a church ministry.
Christian Counseling Concentration
Designed to prepare the student for advanced studies in the Christian Counseling field or for pastoral care positions.
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