Earn Your Degree in Intercultural Ministry Studies

The Intercultural Ministry Studies degree provides you with the skills to make disciples around the world and across the street. You will gain biblical, theological, linguistic, and practical skills preparing you to effectively share the Good News with others.

Why Should I Pursue Intercultural Ministry Studies?

God calls us to make disciples of all nations, whether it’s among our own neighbors and co-workers, or people around the world with little to no access to the Gospel. Intercultural Ministry Studies introduces you to cross-cultural learning and communication, world religions, and contemporary church planting strategies.


What Can I Do With this Degree? 

  • Work with churches and nonprofits
  • Live and serve overseas, sharing the Gospel
  • Plant churches in cross-cultural settings
  • Work with international students and partners
  • Intercultural ministry
  • Bible teaching and discipleship

What Skills Will I Develop?

  • Cross-cultural communication and language learning
  • Gospel contextualization
  • Evangelism and discipleship
  • Small group leading, teaching, and preaching
  • Ethnographic research
  • Understanding of core theological concepts
  • Biblical literacy
  • Bible study skills

Double Major in Bible & Theology  

BGU undergraduate degrees include a double major in Bible & Theology, providing you with a firm Biblical foundation to compliment your career. Studying Bible & Theology along with Intercultural Ministry Studies will deepen your understanding of God’s word, equip you with key skills for effectively ministering to others, and encourage personal spiritual growth.

Global Internship Program

For 13 months starting your junior year, you’ll put your skills and knowledge to the test through BGU’s Global Internship Program. Students gain cross-cultural experience for their future careers by working with experienced partner ministries around the world.


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Meet the Department Chair

Watch Melanie Hurlbut share how she uses her mission field experience to teach and inspire students.

Additional Resources

Check out the course listings for our Intercultural Ministry degree.

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