Global Ministries

PREPARING TO MINISTER IN A DIVERSE WORLD

Technological advances are shrinking our world. People and cultures that were once widely separated by geography are now in direct communication and only minutes or hours apart, making the world a more complex and challenging place to live, work, and minister.

Indiana Wesleyan University’s Bachelor of Arts with a major in Global Ministries degree will equip students to serve in cross-cultural ministry at home and abroad. The program combines courses in classical religious studies, such as bible, religion, theology, philosophy, history, and missiology, and in intercultural studies with practical courses that are focused on cross-cultural life and service.

Global Ministries is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare you to serve in cross-cultural professional ministry. For that reason, effective preparation for service in an increasingly global world requires a curriculum designed to promote growth in the following three domains:

  • Cognitive: Knowledge and Understanding
  • Affective: Attitudes, Dispositions and Values
  • Conative: Abilities, Competencies and Skills

GLOBAL MINISTRIES MINOR

The minor in Global Ministries is for students planning to serve in intentional cross-cultural ministry alongside a chosen major area of study. Students from any of IWU’s other majors are welcome, but particularly those who are preparing for cross-cultural church-based Christian ministry.

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Courses

One of the best ways to discover a degree program is to check out the course listings. By simply clicking on the course titles below, you can get a preview of the classes you will attend as a student at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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BIL-202,THE-233,THE-424,REL-380,REL-264,REL-264P,SOC-225,INT-220,INT-222,PHL-438,INT-402,REL-465,REL-482

INT-322: Satisfactory completion of an approved and supervised intercultural internship abroad is required, involving at least a three-week service assignment in a significantly different cultural setting than one’s home culture.
Student will also take 3 credit hours of Advanced bible electives.

Students will choose from one of the following options (3-4 credits):

Option 1

REL-275,REL-275P

OPTION 2

YTH-371

OPTION 3

REL-345

Choose one of the following four-hour combinations (4 credits):

OPTION 1

WOR-238,WOR-436

OPTION 2

CED-255,CED-255P

OPTION 3

REL-469,REL-469P

OPTION 4

REL-466,REL-466P,WOR-436

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Proficiency in a foreign language at the intermediate level is required for the major. This requirement can be satisfied by completing four (4) years of the same foreign language at high school level or two (2) years of the same foreign language at college level with all grades at or above “C”, or by satisfactorily passing a language examination rated for the intermediate level of proficiency or above. Students who satisfy this requirement without coursework at IWU can complete this major with 47-48 hours.


GLOBAL MINISTRIES MINOR

Required Courses (18 credits)

REL-264,REL-264P,THE-232,THE-233,PHL-438,SOC-225,INT-220,REL-380

A student may complete either THE-232 or THE-233.


Choose one of the following options (3-4 credits):

Option 1

REL-275,REL-275P

OPTION 2

YTH-371

OPTION 3

REL-345

Ministry majors who have not established 15 unique hours may establish these hours by taking additional courses from the following list:

INT-124,INT-222,INT-402

Faculty

The Global Ministries major in the School of Theology and Ministry at IWU is designed to give students real-life experience working in a cross-cultural ministry setting. The faculty consists of highly trained professionals, each with many years of cross-cultural ministry experience. Students have direct access to the faculty and are encouraged to work closely with them on academic studies, research projects, and mission trips.

Click on a faculty member’s name below to learn more about that person.

Amanda Drury; MDiv, PhD Asst Prof; Youth Ministry amanda.drury@indwes.edu View Profile
Rev Constance M. Cherry; MM, DMin Worship & Pastoral Ministry | Professor constance.cherry@indwes.edu View Profile
Rev Dave Ward; MDiv, PhD Director of Kern Program | Assoc Dean, School of Theology & Min. dave.ward@indwes.edu View Profile
Rev Jolly Beyioku; MUP, PhD Assoc Prof; International & Comm Dev jolly.beyioku@indwes.edu View Profile
Joy Kooi-Chin Tong; MDiv MA PhD Asst Prof; Intercultural Studies joy.tong@indwes.edu View Profile
Rev Norman G Wilson; MDiv, STM, PhD Prof. Intercultural Studies | Coordinator; Intercultural Studies norman.wilson@indwes.edu View Profile
 
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