Intercultural Studies (IS)

IS505 – History of Mission.  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. 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.

IS570 – Select Topics in Intercultural Studies.  Occasional special courses are chosen to fit the interests and needs of students and faculty. 1-2 credits.