Matt Coleman '01, served abroad in missions roles the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe before returning to the US to work with Samaritan's Purse.
Intercultural Ministry "His authority on earth allows us to dare to go to all the nations. His authority in heaven gives us our only hope of success. And His presence with us leaves us no other choice."
- John Stott, English Christian leader and Anglican clergyman (1921-2011)
The Intercultural Ministry minor can supplement a Theology or Youth Ministry degree within the School of Theology by helping you apply the knowledge gained in cross-cultural contexts. If you're studying in another field, the Intercultural Ministry minor provides a framework for you to learn how to use your skills for the expansion of God’s kingdom globally. The program is also designed to be highly customizable so that you can arrange it to meet the needs you anticipate upon graduation.
Intercultural Ministry in the Christian University
The Intercultural Ministry minor is designed to enhance the level of
knowledge and skill gained in preparation for missionary service, as
well as to provide you opportunities for intercultural service. By
studying these topics academically, you'll learn to analyze and improve
missionary endeavors rather than simply participate in them. If you plan
to stay within the U.S., this minor will equip you to be an effective
mobilizer and supporter. The program is also closely coordinated with
opportunities for practical service through our CCU2theWorld missions program, which allows you to receive an integrated training approach that blends the pragmatic and theoretical.
Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies
School of Theology
As a follower of Christ, a student of theology and faculty member, my responsibility to glorify God rests upon helping students love God, love others, and make disciples through an intimate knowledge of the Triune God. Through the work and power of the Holy Spirit, I hope to encourage students to think critically, responsibly, and faithfully about the character and work of the Trinity and be an active participant in the Triune God’s redemptive plan for humankind. More >