Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministry (MAIM)

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministry (MAIM) is a 50 credit hour master's degree for students who are working or intend to work in multicultural, multiethnic ministry or missions environments. It seeks to prepare graduates to impact for Christ a world that is increasingly multicultural and urban.

Students enrolled in this degree may be those intending to serve as associate pastors, evangelism ministers, missions pastors, community development staff, missionaries in North America and/or Internationally and laymen working in these areas.

Degree Objectives
The Master of Intercultural Ministry degree will enable students to
  1. Gain a Biblical - Theological - Historical foundation related to Christian Ministry and the peoples of the earth.
  2. Train students with the unique tools necessary for effective ministry in a cross cultural, multi-ethnic environment in a domestic or international context.
  3. Develop leadership skills in multicultural contexts through increased multicultural awareness and communication skills.
  4. Enhance awareness of issues and develop skills in cross cultural counseling and pastoral care in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.
  5. Understand cultural and contextual specifics of human development.
  6. Prepare students for international and domestic local church ministry and missions through understanding worldview, culture and the challenges of contextualizing the Gospel.
An appropriate accredited bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required.

Course requirements
The Master of Intercultural Ministry is comprised of a 26 hour theological and biblical studies core plus a 24 hour Intercultural Ministry core.

Course Title Course # Hours

School of Theology (26 Hours)
Old Testament Introduction I S1112 3
Old Testament Introduction II S1113 3
New Testament Introduction I S1312 3
New Testament Introduction II S1313 3
Church History I L1111 3
Church History II L1112 3
Christian Theology I L1211 3
Christian Theology II L1212 3
Foundations for Ministry P1111 2

Intercultural Ministry Core (24 Hours)
Ministry Practicum I (TFE: Multicultural Setting) P1121 2
Ministry Practicum II P1122 2
Capstone Project I3111 2
14 Hours from the courses below
  Introduction to Missions I1211 3
  Intercultural Communication I1113 3
  Multicultural Ministry I1114 3
  Global Leadership I1511 2
  Culture and Lifespan Development I2112 3
  Intercultural Counseling I2113 3
 AND Intercultural Studies Electives 4
Minimum hours to graduate 50