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Certification in Cross-Cultural Ministry

In Partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators

Wycliffe logo BlackThe Certification in Cross-Cultural Ministry is a partnership program with Wycliffe Bible Translators which provides specialized training for those transitioning out of government and business service into cross-cultural Christian ministry.

The certificate program will begin with one-week of intensive courses in Orlando, followed by 14 weeks of online coursework, totaling one semester. The cost of this program is $620 per credit hour (up to $6,200 is GI billable), plus accommodations and meal costs. 

Courses (taught by Wheaton faculty), accommodation, and meals are offered at Wycliffe's Orlando headquarters in the summer. 

Those who complete the Certification program are able to apply for entry into the M.A. in Intercultural Studies program, and have their coursework count towards their M.A. requirements.


Program date: September 5-10, 2018

Wycliffe address: 11221 John Wycliffe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32832

Deadline to apply: August 10, 2018

To learn more about the Wycliffe Cross-Cultural Leadership Program, visit: wycliffe.org/wheaton

Required Courses

INTR 531. Theological Foundations. Using the principles of biblical exegesis and hermeneutics, the course explores God's mission from the Philistines of Abraham's and David's time, to the marginalized in New Testament society. Through this process an appreciation is developed for theological reflection in Christian community that will impact the student's missionary vocation. 2 credits, Robert Gallagher.

INTR 532. Contextualization in Global Settings. The course is an analysis of the encounter of the Gospel with culture within the framework of the behavioral sciences, organized around six dimensions of religious experience and contextualization within those dimensions, with special focus on the theological dimension. 4 credits, Scott Moreau.

INTR 561. Intercultural Communication. In this course students will study foundational principles of intercultural communication from the fields of social psychology, cultural anthropology, and communication theory integrated with selected areas of personal encounter in cross-cultural settings. 4 credits, Robert Gallagher.


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Create Your Account and Start Your Application

Step 1: When you create your account, please select “Masters” as the Academic Level and “Certification in Cross-Cultural Ministry” as your program.

Step 2: When you are ready to start your application, please select “Graduate Short Application” to apply for this certification.

Please note that your application will also serve as your Course Registration.