Intercultural Studies prepares you for overseas missions, ministry to immigrant groups or underrepresented populations in a domestic setting, or work within Christian organizations that respond to needs across cultural lines.
You will participate in two immersion experiences during your time at MNU: an intercultural experience in an overseas or domestic multi-cultural setting, and a practical study in a local church or Christian organization. Students with membership in the Church of the Nazarene may
also participate in the Ministerial Student Scholarship program (MSSP), which requires field service each semester.
There are many scholarship opportunities for Intercultural Studies majors. In fact, all freshmen receive a $2500 scholarship once they pass the Introduction to Ministry course. We also have a separate Ministry Student Scholarship Program as well as General Ministry Scholarships ranging from $1000-$3000 per year for sophomores, juniors and seniors.
"MNU’s Intercultural Studies program trained me to think more Christlike, to view the world through a global-citizen framework, and to fruitfully and faithfully contextualize the ‘good news’ to the particular needs and cultures of all people groups."
“I want to nurture the faith of my students wherever I am, whether in a class discussion as we integrate faith and learning, or some other time over a meal or a cup of coffee or in my home.”
Mark Hayes, PhD
Our professors are professionals and scholars with a mission to prepare you for purposeful, passionate, and innovative ministry for the kingdom of God around the world. We will equip you to nurture faithful discipleship and provide ways to cultivate the knowledge, attitudes, and skills for ministry and leadership from the Wesleyan holiness perspective. And just because you graduate, it doesn't mean we stop supporting you. Continue your education with the Sullivan Center for Church Leadership.
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