Details for Introduction to Cross Cultural Ministry

This subject aims at training future pastors and church leaders to lead Australasian churches with a world mission focus, in all of its biblical, historical, cultural and strategic dimensions.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CCM101
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Kevin Hovey



Awards offering Introduction to Cross Cultural Ministry

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


Students should be able to:

  1. Define cross cultural ministry  and identify the significance of this understanding for local churches and their community and global responsibility;
  2. Describe a viable  philosophy and strategy for cross cultural ministry in  local church and mission organisation contexts;
  3. Outline available methods for actively promoting the cause of global mission perspectives;
  4. Identify the breadth of activities comprising the Church’s cross cultural ministry;
  5. Analyse the challenge and opportunities of cross cultural ministry to people in Australasia and beyond;
  6. Recognise personal and corporate responsibility for cross cultural ministry in the fulfilment of the great commission.

Subject Content

  1. What is ‘mission’
  2. The local church and missions
  3. Two structures of God’s redemptive mission
  4. The local church’s role in missions
  5. Making your church ‘breathe’ mission
  6. Ethnic and student ministry
  7. Obtaining relevant mission sources
  8. Developing a local church mission philosophy and strategy
  9. The by-products of missions - Through other cultures: Better theology
  10. For other cultures: God’s blessing on missions

This course may be offered in the following formats

Lectures, guided reflection.

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Postings 20% (2000 words)
  • Book Review 30% (1250 words)
  • Major Essay 40% (2000 words)
  • Reflective Journal 10% (1250 words)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided