The Christian Mission minor prepares students for intercultural competence in Christian ministry. The program integrates biblical and theological reflection with opportunities for experiential learning. Demographic changes in North America coupled with globalization have enormous implications for how we engage in mission. The minor helps students understand their calling and employ their gifts in loving God and their neighbor through any chosen occupational field.
Students must also complete an approved cross-cultural immersion. This requirement may be satisfied by, but not limited to, the following: Summer of Service; mission internship; an approved study-abroad program, such as those offered by the Council for Christian College & Universities; or any study-abroad program recognized for credit by Northwestern College. Other programs may be created and approved by the instructor if they allow sufficient mission experience and reflection.