Through academic training and hands-on ministry service, Emmanuel prepares Christ followers who are committed to making a difference in their world.

B. Th. Intercultural Studies

Coordinator: Janice Anderson


From the dawn of creation in Genesis to the new creation in Revelation, God is glorified.  The vision of worshippers from every nation, tribe, people and language is drawing closer.  Whether you plan to serve at home or around the world, to live in a globalized, multicultural, and interconnected world demands intercultural skill and sensitivity.  This program aims to enlarge your heart as God expands your vision.  It calls for risk takers and innovators who are unafraid to embrace the challenges of a rapidly changing world.



In addition to meeting the objectives identified for the common first year MountainTop Certificate program, this program als enagles students to begin to:

  1. Identify gifts and abilities required for intercultural ministry.
  2. Evaluate cultures from a biblically informed perspective.
  3. Relate effectively to people from other cultures and faiths.
  4. Understand the changing dynamics of global ministry.
  5. Adapt ministry skills to a cross-cultural context.
  6. Gain a greater glimpse of the beauty of God’s character as it is refracted through the lens of many cultures.


Career Path

Students graduating from this program find employment as missionaries, cross-cultural workers, urban ministry or street workers, or go on to further studies in university, college, or seminary. Transfer credits to other schools are awarded at the discretion of the receiving institution.


  • Admission to and continuance in this program is at the discretion of the program co-ordinator and the college admissions committee. Supporting documents, including a completed program questionnaire and additional references, may be required.


Required Courses
Division Course Requirements HRS
Bible & Theology        Old Testament Survey 3
New Testament Survey 3
Bible Foundations 3
Bible Study Skills 3
Old Testament Elective 200 level 3
New Testament Elective 200 level 3
Old or New Testament Elective 300 level 3
Old or New Testament Elective 300 or 400 level 3
Introduction to Theology 3
Theology of Mission 3
Theology Elective 300 level 3
Theology Elective 300 or 400 level 3
General Studies         Ideas and Civilization 3
Anthropology 3
Group Dynamics
Introduction to Communication
Church History Survey 3
Cross-Cultural Communication 3
Ethics 3
World Religions 3
General Studies Elective 200 or 300 level (x3) 9
General Studies Elective 300 level 3
Professional Studies
Personal Discipleship
Missional Discipleship 3
Interpersonal and Helping Skills 3
Preaching Skills I OR Oral Communication 3
Introduction to Leadership 3
Managing Ministries and Organizations
Philosophy of Ministry 3
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement 3
Issues in Intercultural Ministry 3
Contemporary Evangelism 3
Intercultural Studies Electives (x2) 6
Free Electives Elective (x4) 12
Field Education   Field Education and Ministry Preparation 1
Field Education in Intercultural Studies (x2) 2
Field Education (x3) 3
Internship 3
  TOTAL 129

The program consists of 36 hours Bible & Theology, 36 hours General Studies, 36 hours Professional Studies, 12 hours Free Electives and 9 hours Field Education/Internship.

Student may use the Free Electives to take one of the Concentrations listed under the BRE Professional Studies program.  


OSL Default Rate for all B.Th. programs: 2013, 0.0%.

Program Graduation Rate: 63.0%