Intercultural Studies (IS)

IS501 – Communicating Christ in Culture. Lectures By: John Branner, D.Miss., and Terry Burns, D.Min. Ministry is communication. The content must be known and experienced so the proclamation will have substance and credibility. After learning what we are to communicate, we must learn how to communicate. The course imparts fundamental concepts that will equip the student to communicate across personal and cultural barriers. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

IS505 – History of Mission.  Lectures By:  Dr. Mary Wilder, M.D.  The dynamic factors God has used in the expansion and spread of His church. Successes and failures in mission endeavors, from era to era, by both Eastern and Western churches and events are analyzed. Strategies used by missionaries throughout the ages are studied as a guide to forming a personal strategy of mission and an understanding of practical aspects and principles of world missions. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

IS526 - Religions of the World. Lectures By: John Branner, D.Miss. A survey of each major world belief system is presented in order to learn the common themes expressed in different religions. Strategies are examined for establishing an effective witness to the uniqueness of Christ to each of the major religions. Includes field trips to local places of worship. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

IS542 – Applied Anthropology. Lectures By: John Branner, D.Miss., and Terry Burns, D.Min. Concepts of culture and cultural effects on the communication of God’s Word in different societies. Cultural assumptions and resulting patterns of attitudes and behaviors, as well as the need to use anthropological tools for field study, are identified. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.


DIntSt  (Doctor of Intercultural Studies program)

IS706 – Foundations and History of Missions.  This is an introductory course for the Doctor of Intercultural Studies program.  Basic understanding of the field of missiology and historical review of Christian missions are essential elements for this course. 3 credits.

IS707 – Theology of Missions. Themes and issues of both biblical and contemporary theology of mission are surveyed and reviewed, leading to the formulation of theological foundation for missionary effort, mission practice and mobilization. 3 credits


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