Details for Anthropology in Christian Ministry

This unit provides students with an understanding of anthropological concepts and insights as tools for contemporary ministry. It also sets out an anthropological analysis of Christianity, and enables students to develop the capacity to exegete any cultural context in which they find themselves ministering.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CCM202
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Kevin Hovey


40 Credit Points or CCM101—Introduction to Cross Cultural Ministry

Awards offering Anthropology in Christian Ministry

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

Unit Content


Students should be able to:

  1. Examine the major theories and methodologies used in cultural anthropology;
  2. Construct a theological foundation for cultural anthropology which includes a range of worldviews;
  3. Develop a knowledge of the cultural commonalities and diversities in various cultures, including one’s own;
  4. Examine the validity of other cultures and the value of cultural engagement;
  5. Explain the significance of understanding culture and the process of cultural change from an anthropological perspective within culturally appropriate Christian ministry;
  6. Utilise various disciplines of missiology and develop an integrated strategy which facilitate effective Christian mission.

Subject Content

  1. The background and nature of anthropology
  2. Anthropological perspective on culture and worldviews
  3. Reality and perception in anthropology
  4. Culture and worldview change in contemporary Christian ministry
  5. Utilisation of cultural forms to convey meanings in contemporary ministry
  6. Communication, economics, technology, education, family, status and role, and social groups and control from an anthropological perspective in Christian mission
  7. Conversion as culture change in contemporary ministry

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (on site)
  • E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive

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

Assessment Methods

  • Book Review 25% (1250 words)
  • Class Presentation 25% (1500 words)
  • Major Essay 50% (2500 words)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided