Intercultural Studies: Concentration in Christian Community Development, B.A.

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This concentration provides students with the knowledge, skills, and character for understanding theories of Christian Community Development and developing methods of qualitative investigation and strategies for community transformation.

School of Ministry

West Palm Beach



Why Earn an Intercultural Studies Degree from PBA?

You will learn from faculty with years of experience in intercultural studies, and will be prepared to begin your own journey in international ministry. Gain biblical, theological, historical, and cultural knowledge that is appropriate for an individual in the field of intercultural work and/or ministry.

You will build character to support your life in the field of intercultural work and ministry.

Concentration in Christian Community Development

This concentration equips students primarily in three areas: (1) understanding and defining Christian Community Development; (2) understanding culture through engagement of Intercultural Studies; and (3) exposure to methods of qualitive research.

Students completing this concentration can utilize this training to serve in community development, international development, community outreach, social ministry, international missions, and other capacities. Students will be able to serve in the local church, non-profit organizations, NGOs, mission organizations, and a variety of other settings.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Leadership in Global Missions and Humanitarian Organizations
  • Multi-National Corporate Leadership
  • Leadership in International Policy Analysis

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Welcome to a place of true belonging and genuine beginnings. First-class academics. Unmatched adventures. A foundation of faith. Your pathway to success starts in this Christ-first community where you can strive, wonder, discover and find joy.

The School of Ministry is all about equipping. We equip passionate young people with the earthly tools and spiritual perspective needed to create positive change in the world guided by the Word of God. We promise a connected, engaging and fulfilling learning experience that will equip you to use your gifts for His Glory. Our programs prepare students through expert instruction in Bible, theology, history and real-world ministry skills.

As a student majoring in any of the undergraduate programs offered in the School of Ministry, you’ll wade into an ocean of diverse learning opportunities designed to prepare you to positively impact lives.

  • Gain specialized training in ministry
  • Experience spiritual growth with a deeper understanding of God and His Word
  • Practice your ministry abilities through internships, practicum experiences and field service activities
  • And travel on any of PBA’s more than 20 annual mission trips

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