BS Christian Ministry: Urban & Intercultural Studies | Cincinnati Christian University

BS Christian Ministry: Urban & Intercultural Studies

Description: This degree prepares students for vocational leadership within an urban and/or intercultural context. Students in this program will acquire ministry preparation and competency through both learning within the university classroom and practical field experiences within an urban and/or intercultural ministry setting—locally, nationally, or internationally. (CCU partnership with Cincinnati-based BLOC Ministry provides specific opportunity for field and immersive learning experiences locally.)

Expected Learning Outcomes: – Explore personal giftedness and calling for ministry through use of assessment tools and spiritual reflection. – Analyze the dynamics of contemporary societies – Devise holistic ministry strategies appropriate to the cultural context – Understand the dynamics of developing leaders in the cross-cultural context – Exhibit understanding and skills necessary to live, interact and serve effectively in an urban and/or intercultural context – Develop and articulate a personal philosophy of cross-cultural ministry rooted in a biblically sound theology

Arts & Sciences Core (39 hrs) – College English 1 (3 hrs) – College English 2 (3 hrs) – Survey of Multicultural Literature (3 hrs) – Ancient History Elective (3 hrs) – Philosophy Elective (3 hrs) – History of Christianity (3 hrs) – History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs) – Mathematics Elective (3 hrs) – Natural Science Electives (6 hrs) – Introductory Psychology (3 hrs) – Behavioral Science Elective (3 hrs) – Public Speaking (3 hrs) – Biblical & Theological Core (39 hrs) – Origins of the People of God I: Israel (3 hrs) – Pentateuch: Teachings & Perspectives (3 hrs) – Prophets: Teachings & Perspectives (3 hrs) – Wisdom: Teachings & Perspectives (3 hrs) – Origins of the People of God II: Jesus & Church (3 hrs) – Jesus & the Gospels (3 hrs) – Paul and His Letters (3 hrs) – Christian Belief & Practice 1 (3 hrs) – Christian Belief & Practice 2 (3 hrs) – Biblical Exegesis & Hermeneutics (3 hrs) – eTools for Biblical Languages & Research (3 hrs) – Seminar on the Bible & Culture (3 hrs) – Christian Apologetics (3 hrs)

Urban & Intercultural Studies Core (42 hrs) – Cross-Cultural Communication (3 hrs) – Intro to Ministry 1: Spiritual Formation & Calling (3 hrs) – Biblical Preaching & Teaching OR Principles & Practices of – Teaching Adults (3 hrs) – Urban Community Development (3 hrs) – Introduction to Urban & Intercultural Ministry (3 hrs) – Preparing for Intercultural Ministry (3 hrs) – Non-Profit Leadership (3 hrs) – Business as Mission (3 hrs) – Cross-Cultural Leadership Development (3 hrs) – Living Cross-Culturally (3 hrs) – Internship (9 hrs*) – Urban & Intercultural Studies Elective (3 hrs)

 [*can be done in multiple, 3 hr immersive segments; in 9 hr full semester format; or in combination of a 3 hr internship with other approved field experiences and/or UICS courses]