The two-year diploma in Intercultural Studies is designed to assist students in preparation for a bi-vocational or “tent-making” missions career. At various points in his life, the Apostle Paul supported himself financially through tent-making while at the same time engaging in church-planting, evangelism and discipleship (Acts 18:1-4).
Recognizing the importance of a firm foundation for all forms of cross-cultural mission, the diploma provides students with intentional discipleship, solid biblical knowledge, and the necessary information and skills to engage effectively in cross-cultural relationships. Students in this program receive the same quality of classes and training as those in the first two years of the BA program.
Upon graduation, many students continue on in their studies with some choosing health-related or educational vocations including nursing or teaching English as a second language. Others have gained expertise in trades dealing with construction, mechanics or agriculture, while still others have moved into administrative roles within mission or community development organizations. Equipped to serve, our diploma students are engaged in God’s mission in a wide variety of careers.