Details for Preparing for Cross Cultural Field Ministry

This unit lays a foundation for cross cultural ministry, by broadly examining cultural and lifestyle issues vital to contemporary missions.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CCM221
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Kevin Hovey


CCM101—Introduction to Cross Cultural Ministry or 40 Credit Points

Awards offering Preparing for Cross Cultural Field Ministry

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

Unit Content


Students should be able to:

  1. Develop a biblical basis for cross cultural ministry, including the missionary ‘call’ and responsibility;
  2. Outline the issues involved in living a missionary lifestyle;
  3. Identify the stress factors in missionary work and describe tools to manage that stress;
  4. Apply the tools of anthropology to appreciate the need to understand various cultural issues relating to missions;
  5. Critically analyse the ways to use contemporary communication theory in relation to missional challenges;
  6. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the breadth of activities comprising the Church’s mission;
  7. Critically analyse the roles and responsibilities of a missionary within a missions agency.

Subject Content

  1. Biblical basis for cross cultural ministry
  2. Living a missionary lifestyle
  3. Stress management in missionary work
  4. Anthropology and missions
  5. Contemporary cross cultural communication
  6. Missional work of the Church
  7. Roles and responsibilities of a missionary within a missions agency

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

  • Forum Postings 20% (2500 words)
  • Field Interview and Report 30% (1500 words)
  • Major Essay 50% (2500 words)

Prescribed Text

Primary readings provided