The New Global Situation
The Global Studies program prepares Christians from around the world for service in a variety of global contexts. What we once called “mission fields” are today part of the global church, and traditional paradigms of mission are no longer adequate. Increasingly, the centre of Christian and missionary vitality is found in countries such as South Korea and continents such as Africa. As the Western church becomes a marginalized minority in secular cultures, we find a more powerful identity as part of the global community transcending the political, economic, cultural, and ethnic boundaries that divide people. Working with our brothers and sisters around the world to communicate the gospel of God, we discover that not only do “they” need “us,” but even more, “we” truly need “them.”
Is this program for me?
Are you are involved in ministry or outreach that crosses cultural boundaries? Is God calling you to reach those of a different culture either in North America or elsewhere? Do you want to learn how to interact with people who are different than you? Are you interested in the story of the church around the world? Then the Global Studies major is for you!
What can I do when I finish the program?
You can work more effectively with diverse people in:
You can help with cultural understanding in:
Often students in this program are on-leave from a mission organization to which they plan to return. Other graduates become English teachers in foreign countries or mission workers with denominational or para-church organizations.
What kind of program is this?
The Master of Arts Degree in Global Studies is a two-year, 60-credit-hour program. You are required to complete a core of 10 regular courses (30 credit hours). The remaining 10 courses can be tailored to suit your particular interests and unique needs, working within the catalogue requirements for the degree. These 10 courses lead to one of three tracks: Missions, TESOL, or TTESOL.
The Missiology major provides the basic theoretical and practical training for those serving as cross-cultural witnesses for Jesus Christ around the world.
The TESOL major is for people who desire to serve the church by teaching English to speakers of other languages in ecclesiastical or non-ecclesiastical settings. In addition to a solid core of biblical and theological studies, students receive training in linguistic theory and pedagogy, as well as experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages.
The TTESOL major trains people to teach those desiring to teach English to speakers of other languages. The program offers a core of biblical and theological studies. It presumes a level of competence in linguistic theory gained at an undergraduate level and concentrates on pedagogical concerns.
What will it cost me?
How do I apply?
Click here for application materials.
Who can I contact for further information?
Courses that fit your schedule! Take one week module courses on campus in Otterburne.
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