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Online Undergraduate Certificate Program in
Intercultural Mission

School: Missional College  //  Study Area: Serving Among Cultural Difference

 Similar to Other Universities, But with a Unique Set of Courses

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Undergraduate Certificate in
Intercultural Mission?


The Undergraduate Certificate in Intercultural Mission offers applicants to mission boards and agencies, candidates for missionary work, mission workers among culturally different peoples, and missional believers serving in their communities the following capabilities:

    • ability to relate the biblical and theological foundations of God's plan for global redemption throughout the Old and New Testament to the missional mandate within various cultures
    • ability to strategically mobilize, equip and engage Christians to join the mission of God by becoming culturally enaged in their communities
    • ability to develop strategies for living and ministering in intercultural settings including dealing with culture shock, team dynamics and observation skills
    • ability to employ current missional strategies to make disciples through church planting movements
    • ability to apply the principles and skills necessary to learn a second language/culture
    • ability to utilize basic tools of cultural anthropology to determine openings for global engagement through self-reflection and evaluation of key principles
    • ability to communicate a gospel witness in a new cultural context through applying principles arising from linguistics, contextualization, storying and the use of new developments in fields of technology

All believers have been sent by Jesus Christ to serve in the mission of God in the world just as He was sent by God - and thus should be involved in missional service wherever they are. However, for centuries, Christian churches, church groups, mission agencies, and non-profits & NGOs have sent out "missionaries" who are specifically tasked to share the gospel, start faith communities [churches] and to perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care, and economic development.

Intercultural mission takes this a step further. It acknowledges that missional believers as well as "missionaries" must first be culturally-engaged, that is, that missional service is relational, mutual, dialogical, open-ended, and creates space within which God’s missio dei [the mission of God] can be experienced. The Undergraduate Certificate in Intercultural Mission equips students to become missionally-driven, interculturally-focused and contextually-informed so that they may confidently engage the complexity and diversity of cultural identities today.

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Bachelor completion program

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Credits Required

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to serving interculturally in the mission of God.

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.






A Career in Navigating Cultural Difference

Is this Your Mission?

International Missionary, International Church Planter, Cross-cultural Evangelist, Cross-cultural Discipleship Coordinator, Intercultural Leadership Development Specialist, Missionary Trainer, Small Group Evangelist, Mission Mobilizer, Ethnic Church Developer, Church Relations Associate, Global Director, International Project Officer, Faith and Development Manager, Missions Leader, Director of International Non-Profit Organization



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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.


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Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.