Graduate Diploma in Intercultural and Urban Studies

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Graduate Diploma in Intercultural and Urban Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Intercultural and Urban Studies is designed to improve the qualifications and skills of pastors, evangelists, church planters, church workers, mission administrators, traditional and tent making missionaries including OFWs and missionary candidates who desire training at the graduate level, but who, for various reasons, choose not to complete the M.A. or M.Div. degree at this time in their lives. It aims to develop Christian practitioners who are able to initiate and sustain evangelism, discipleship, and church planting efforts in culturally sensitive, holistic and transformational ways. It emphasizes the practical dimensions of ministry with many of the courses requiring out-of-classroom exposure and research trips. It contains most of the missions focus courses included in the M.A. and M.Div. programs. Students are also required to participate in a care group for one semester.

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Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)
0
CORE COURSES
Hermeneutics and Theological Reflection (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration)
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth (Must be taken during student's 1st. Year of registration)
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: Hermeneutics & Theological Reflection)
9
FOCUS COURSES

Cultural Anthropology
Major World Religions
World Missions (Must be taken during student's first year of registration)
Principles of Cross-Cultural Church Planting
Urban Missions Ministries
Doing Theology in Context

18
PRACTICUM/Internship
3
Total Units
30
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