Intercultural Studies, M.Div. Online
With Grace Seminary’s Master of Divinity online, you will be trained to meet today’s most prevalent ministry needs and build a bridge to meet the ministry needs of tomorrow. With our globalized world today, there is an increasing need to share the good news of the Gospel with individuals in other contexts.
What makes our Master of Divinity online program different from other online offerings? With Grace Theological Seminary’s online MDiv, you will . . .
- Receive instruction from the same highly acclaimed professors teaching our residential courses.
- Engage in a dynamic, high-definition video and an easy-to-navigate learning platform.
- Have the same affordable tuition as our MDiv residential program.
- Have access to seven unique MDiv concentrations that will help match your studies to your current area of ministry or ministry interest.
The Intercultural Studies degree online equips students to step into diverse, cross-cultural settings with humility and compassion, preparing them to share their faith, meet the needs of those around them, and develop effective ministries to advance God’s Kingdom. The Intercultural Studies concentration helps students prepare more strategically for cross-cultural and multicultural ministries in missions or urban settings. Many ministries in today’s world, with its mosaic of cultures and worldviews, require the tools and understanding that this curriculum seeks to provide.
The MDiv online degree provides an optimal curriculum in graduate theological study to prepare men and women for various ministry roles. The three-year program requires 75 hours of study.
The MDiv degree in Intercultural Studies is specially designed for students preparing for service in missions.
An intercultural studies specialist is capable of performing ministry in a wide range of domestic, urban, cross-cultural, and international contexts.
Missions Agency Employee
International Aid Worker
Christian Non-Profit Organization Staff
Relief Organization Executive
Non-Government Organization (NGO) Staff
Urban Church Planter
This course examines culture. It explores the roots of culture as a foundational and overarching expression of humanity as “image bearers" of God in Scripture.
This course prepares the student to fit evangelism, church planting, church development, and relief ministries into the social and cultural context of the receiving people.
The nature of man and how his culture affects him are explored with a view to how this, in turn, affects ministry in intercultural contexts.
A study of the principles and processes of communicating effectively with people from a second cultural context.
A course on the biblical basis and theological framework for world missions, showing how world mission is the intent of God as he reaches out to his creation.