Audit a FREE course in Intercultural Studies


This spring semester, starting Feb. 4 2013, you can take advantage of a special offer to audit an ICUL course for free. The Intercultural Studies program offers courses in global missions, in order to equip people to share the good news of Jesus Christ cross-culturally. Check out the courses below.

Auditing means that you can participate as fully as you’d like. You are encouraged to do the readings, but if your life is just too busy right now, don’t worry. Just show up for class and be enriched by the lecture and conversation. While you don’t earn college credit, auditing is a meaningful—and affordable—way to nurture your love for learning and to be further equipped as a witness of Jesus’ love.

To register, simply download this short course audit application (PDF). Contact the Intercultural Studies Department at 1.800.843.5659 with questions.

ICUL 211: Encountering Religions & Belief Systems of the World (World Religions)
Readings, discussions, interviews, and field experiences, introduce the cultural heritage, beliefs, practices, and sociological components of the worlds’ major religions and religious movements. Students develop appreciation and respect toward faith traditions and practitioners.
Offered Tuesday/Thursday, 9:40-11:20 a.m.

ICUL 311: Intercultural Outreach Building on foundations of intercultural competencies, explores the cultural understandings and ministry skills required for intercultural evangelism and to facilitate contextual faith communities. Methodologies of evangelism, church planting, and development are analyzed with focus on cultural variations in organization, social roles, social change, and decision-making. Gain skills to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ interculturally.
Offered Thursday, 6:30-8:10 p.m.

ICUL 350: Good News in the Post-Christian Era (Postmodernity) This weekend seminar sponsored by the Lavik Endowment for Cross Cultural Evangelism will examine the Gospel in the post-modern era.
April 12-13, 2013

ICUL 411: Mission Theory, Strategies, and Practice Combining a survey of current literature and case studies, this four credit course explores the sociocultural, political, economic and spiritual principles and practices of various missions strategies applied to both intercultural and urban settings. With an emphasis on holistic models, learn to incorporate the proclamation of the Gospel with justice advocacy, development, and human care ministries.
Offered Tuesday/Thursday, 12:30-2:10 p.m.

ICUL 450: Biblical Theology of Mission This two-credit course is a seminar format mission-focused survey of scripture. As you examine God’s Word, you’ll discover a framework to engage in theological and vocational reflection. Discover newfound perspectives on the world and scriptures, research mission related topics that interests you and develop your own personal views of “Theology of Mission.”
Offered Tuesdays, 8:05-9:40 a.m.