PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Matthew Friedman
PURPOSE: To prepare the student to work in cross-cultural settings. This program is designed for the student who is pursuing
intercultural ministry at home or abroad, development work, or a tent-making situation in an unreached nation.
OBJECTIVES: The student will demonstrate fulfillment of the five Oak Hills Christian College objectives.
1. UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE: Students will gain a knowledge of the Bible and the ability to interpret it adequately for the application of its truth to themselves and their culture.
2. UNDERSTANDING OUR WORLD: Students will gain a knowledge of human thought, history, and culture adequate to understand and critique worldviews, to communicate effectively with others, and to interact meaningfully within their own culture.
3. MINISTERING TO OTHERS: Students will develop a servant theology of life and ministry skills appropriate for serving God in the home, the community, the church, and the world.
4. INTEGRATING FAITH AND LEARNING: Students will integrate their understanding of Christianity and the world to develop a biblical worldview as the foundation for a lifetime of continued learning and growth in all areas of life.
5. GROWING IN FAITH AND WORSHIP: Students will grow in their trust in, love for, and worship of God, seeking to live a life pleasing to Him
In addition, the student will:
1. Understand the biblical basis for the church’s outreach to the whole world.
2. Demonstrate an entry-level proficiency in the skills needed for living and ministering in a cross-cultural setting.
3. Understand the strategies and methods currently used in intercultural ministry.
The Intercultural Studies program is designed to offer students the flexibility to tailor their courses and internships to advance their
personal career goals. Contact the program director for further information about these opportunities.