General Missionary Studies

Program Objectives

In keeping with the Institutional Goals, the Missions Program is designed specifically:

1. To help the student come to a commitment of fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior.

2. To help the student arrive at an understanding of God’s heartbeat to reach every person with the gospel, as revealed in the entirety of Scripture.

3. To assist the student in developing an understanding of concepts relative to living and working in a foreign culture, including culture shock and the cross-cultural communication of the Gospel.

Course Requirements are as follows (Total 129 hours)

General Education, 39 hours, consisting of:
History of Western Civilization, 6 hours; English, 6 hours; General Psychology, 3 hours; Speech Communication, 3 hours; Literature (English or American), 3 hours; Introduction to Philosophy, 3 hours; Biological Science, 3 hours; Cultural Anthropology, 3 hours; College Study Skills, 1 hour; General Electives, 8 hours.

Bible/Theology, 48 hours, consisting of:
Bible Survey, 6 hours; Gospels, 6 hours; Pentateuch I, 3 hours; Acts, 3 hours; Biblical Hermeneutics, 3 hours; Corinthian Epistles, 3 hours; Romans, 3 hours; Christian Beliefs, 3 hours; Theology of Holiness, 3 hours; Systematic Theology, 6 hours; Bible/Theology Electives, 9 hours.

Professional Education, 48 hours, consisting of :
Personal Evangelism, 3 hours; Survey of Missions, 3 hours; Principles of Missions, 3 hours; Contemporary Missions, 3 hours; World Religions, 3 hours; World Evangelism, 3 hours; Language, 6 hours; Church History, 6 hours; Introduction to Homiletics, 3 hours; Leadership & Administration, 3 hours; Ministry Team Building, 3 hours; Missionary Internship, 6 hours; Professional Electives, 4 hours (Ladies will be required to take Women in Cross-Cultural Ministry, 1 hour).

Missionary Internships are usually done in the summers between the sophomore and junior and senior years.

Suggested Schedule

(beginning even-numbered fall)