PREPARATION FOR INTERCULTURAL SERVICES AND MINISTRIES
East-West Center for Intercultural Studies(EWCIS) offers missionaries, cross-cultural workers, and church leaders the knowledge and tools they need for intercultural services and ministries. The program combines comprehensive biblical and theological resources with missiological discipline.
Students will understand the dynamic nature of the gospel, the missionary traits of the church, the deeply interwoven relationship between the gospel and culture, while manifesting a passion for reaching people to Christ in cross-cultural contexts.
Courses will be completed online or in virtual classes. Some courses can also be completed in a class room in Chiang Mai and at EWCIS’s regional campus. Studies at EWCIS may qualify for credit towards an MA degree in theological and intercultural studies from graduate schools associated with EWCIS.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS
International Development, Urban Mission, Church Planting, Mission Leadership, Children at Risk, Women at Risk, Islamic Studies, Buddhism, Hinduism, Missionary Church, Member Care, Business As Mission, Short-term Mission, or develop your own.
Foundational Studies in Theology: 8 units
Core Competencies in Missiology: 20 units
Introduction to World Mission
Biblical Foundation of Mission
Cultures and Worldviews
History of the World Christian Movement
Electives: 12 units
Cross-Cultural Church Planting, Discipleship In Mission, Mission Trends, Mission Leadership Development, Asian Mission History, Missionary Care, Business As Mission, Short-Term Mission, Mission English, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Urban Mission, International Development, Introduction to language and linguistics
Research Methodology: 4 units
Writing Project or Practicum: 8 units