Intercultural Studies at Global University prepare you to find the lost around the world. The overall goal is to lead and administer a church ministry program in a foreign country. Today’s blog from Global University discusses why intercultural studies and world travel are important to God’s mission on the earth.
People Have Varying Beliefs and Different Backgrounds
No one is truly like another person. Psalm 139:14 says, “I am awesomely and wonderfully made.” God made the universe, and everything and everyone in it, so every person is unique to His purpose. Intercultural studies courses, diplomas, and degrees from Global University help you understand different cultures and backgrounds so you can minister to a worldwide flock.
Different Spiritual Gifts
God sees the light in everyone, and everyone can use their spiritual gifts to His purpose. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 says, “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”
To this end, God calls us to fulfill Jesus’s mission with everyone, all around the world. Intercultural studies courses help you become a modern-day apostle who can travel the globe and minister to God’s people.
Greater Communication and Understanding
When you choose an intercultural studies track, you develop skills for greater communication and understanding of other cultures. People view God differently, based on their upbringing, circumstances, cultural background, country of origin, and the religion they encountered in their formative years. These people may live in a foreign country or next door. Studying other cultures helps you to reach out to people of varying backgrounds when you travel to a foreign country.
Following the Example of Jesus
Jesus gave his life for the sins of all humanity, not just one culture or country. He calls us to minister to everyone and anyone, regardless of their background, because everyone is capable of receiving Christ and the Holy Spirit into their lives. Global University’s intercultural studies programs help you to minister to a worldwide audience, including when you travel to another country. Much like the first apostles who traveled to foreign countries, you have the opportunity to do so if God calls you to minister in another culture.
Intercultural Studies Courses at Global University
Do intercultural studies appeal to you? Does God’s calling on your heart lead you to foreign countries and far-off lands? Reach out to Global University today, and our team can talk to you about our intercultural studies options.