The two Intercultural Studies programmes offered at SBC (ie., GDIS, MAIS) equip God’s people to meet the challenge of missions in the 21st century. Contemporary missions training requires integration of cross-cultural awareness, development issues, creative-access approaches, and the unchanging truth of the Bible applied in specific contexts.
It is critical that those who go to the field and those who stay behind to support them are shaped by the same concepts and values. Thus, this programme provides solid theological foundations for mission, combining cutting-edge missiological thinking with practical application. For these reasons, the two programmes address issues such as:
These are in addition to conventional equipping in theology and Bible, as well as spiritual formation with a focus on fulfilling the Great Commission.
At least 24 years old
Christian for at least 2 years
Evidence of involvement in ministry
Evidence of call to ministry and service
Endorsement by church leadership
Completion of 33 credit hours (GDIS) or
65 credit hours (MAIS) of studies including field education
Minimum GPA of 2.5
|First Semester||Credit Hours|
|Old Testament Foundations||3|
|Introduction to Christian Spirituality||3|
|Cultural Anthropology for Ministry||3|
Engaging Current Issues
and Trends in Missions
|Research and Writing||1|
|Second Semester||Credit Hours|
|New Testament Foundations||3|
|Old Testament Studies I||3|
|Systematic Theology I||3|
Note: Course offerings are subject to change.