Cross-Cultural Missions Program
The student upon completion of the requirements of this program will:
1. Demonstrate a familiarity with Biblical genre, interpretation, and application from both Testaments along with the ability to articulate the doctrines of God, Man, and Salvation, particularly from a Wesleyan-Arminian viewpoint.
2. Articulate a knowledge of and appreciation for the foundations of Christian world missions.
3. Distinguish the characteristics of the religion(s) of the host social group in order to grasp the import of the local value system, effect a minimum of culture clash, and facilitate evangelism; practice will be obtained by means of ethnography, internship, visitation, and personal witnessing.
4. Formulate a plan to meet the spiritual needs of minorities in America.
5. Evidence a familiarity with various kinds of missionary service and accompanying challenges, methods, and problems in light of Scripture and up-to-date strategies; learn language skills; and develop a sound attitude toward the missionary ministry and all persons to and with whom one ministers.
6. Develop analytical and research skills necessary for successful, life-long learning.