Intercultural Studies Program

Merton Rundell III
Merton Rundell III

Missions at Union Bible College goes back to the early 1900’s when some young women from Union Bible Seminary felt the call of God to go to Bolivia. That small start back then has grown to over 600 churches encompassing three church organizations plus countless more churches that grew out of the influence of these. Realizing that missions has changed over the years, and that we cannot live in the past, we at Union Bible College are endeavoring with the Lord’s guidance to develop programs that will be relevant and at the same time Biblical.

Christ’s great commission to the church was to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. The need of fulfilling this commission has never been greater than it is today. Our Program of Intercultural Studies is designed to help prepare the student to meet this challenge by training him in pastoral and mission ministries. These courses acquaint the student with true-to-life situations and apply the Scriptures to each situation.

Goals

An Intercultural Studies student at Union Bible College should:

  1. Have fundamental ability to answer proponents of cults and false religion
  2. Be able to identify characteristics within a culture which vary from one’s own culture, but may not impinge upon the moral conscience of the other.
  3. Possess the capacity to articulate the mission of God as presented in the Bible in a manner which contextualizes the message to a target society or people group.
  4. Have capacity to practically function in a different culture in a ministry environment, in a team and organizational setting.