UNPARALLELED TRAINING FOR CROSS-CULTURAL WORKERS
The following six courses—designed in partnership with mission agencies to equip workers in the field with the most critical and relevant skills—are available only to students enrolled in the Certificate of Christian Studies for missionaries. All courses include audio lectures and text readings, and are designed to be accessible from any location—even those with limited or difficult internet connectivity. Students take a minimum of two courses per year.
+Self-care and Spiritual Formation for Missionaries and NGO Cross-cultural Workers
This course will prepare you to thrive in your ministry, especially in emotionally challenging ministry settings involving trauma, loss, and conflict. Learn the formational practices that contribute to greater resilience and joy in mission service.
+Leadership for Transformation
This course draws on theories of leadership to help students understand the dynamics of leading a community and the nature of personal transformation.
+Theology of Joy and Suffering
This course lays a theological foundation for understanding the role of suffering in Christian life, especially through the lens of Christ’s crucifixion. Students will develop a larger emotional capacity to respond to both joy and suffering.
+Anthropology for Global Engagement
This course introduces key concepts of anthropology like ritual, communication, and process to offer a better grasp of cultural contexts. Students will be able to better understand and articulate their own cultural background and the context in which they work.
This course gives a scriptural and theological foundation for thinking critically about mission work. Students will learn evangelical missiology and be able to teach others a clear articulation of God’s mission for today.
+Evangelism and Discipleship in Cross-cultural Contexts
This course will examine the social and cultural contexts of the religious “other.” Students will learn to identify cultural miscommunications that prevent people from hearing the gospel and learn how to engage others through a cross-cultural lens.
Students enrolled in this certificate will receive a tuition discount of more than 50% covered by scholarships and the generous financial support of Fuller donors who are deeply committed to the formation of mission leaders. By taking these courses, you’ll receive the same top-tier educational experience from Fuller at a much more affordable cost, reducing the tuition charge of $1,600/course to $750/course*.
* The standard tuition rate is subject to increase as determined by the seminary.
Mission Agency Partners
We partner with many mission agencies, including Frontiers USA, OC International, SIM USA, United World Mission (UMW), The Antioch Partners, and others.
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