Welcome to the Global Ministries Department!
The Global Ministries Department (GMD) seeks to develop disciple-makers who, in cooperation with the church, holistically minister the good news of Jesus Christ to people of other cultures. We offer four majors: Cross-culture Studies, Cross-cultural Adult Education, Cross-cultural Business Administration, and Sustainable Community Development. We also offer minors in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Cultures (TESOL), Anthropology, and Cross-cultural Studies to name a few.
We seek to develop disciples who are wholeheartedly devoted to Christ, have a biblically informed manner of living, possess a scholarly based knowledge set in their field of ministry, have skills to live incarnationally among diverse peoples and be empowered to make disciples of Christ among the unreached. The requirements of our majors are designed to meet the qualifications of mission organizations, denominations, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and to prepare graduates to live, work, and minister successfully in another culture. All our majors provide practical experiences embedded in various courses. Also, each major requires at least a 6-week internship within a culture different than the students. There is also the Semester Abroad program where those six weeks become 16 weeks of a cross-cultural experience.
Professors in the GMD approach the teaching/learning context from having served long-term in cultures different from their own, equipping them to bring to the learning environment practical experiences and knowledge. Our graduates are serving all over the world in a variety of ministry contexts addressing diverse needs.
Thank you for considering a major in the Global Ministries Department.
Jarvis Crosby, Ed.D., Department Chair
- Cross-Cultural Studies
- Cross-Cultural Adult Education
- Cross-Cultural Business Administration
- Sustainable Community Development
- Cross-Cultural TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- Cross-Cultural Bible Teaching/Counseling
- Church Planting and Enlargement
- World Religions
- Sustainable Development