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Department of Christian Ministries
Intercultural Studies Minor
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Department of Christian Ministries

Intercultural Studies Minor


  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

18 credits

required for minor

18 credits

18 credits

required for minor

Make a global impact by serving diverse peoples around the globe and in the United States. God is sending his people out to show compassion and share the Good News of Jesus.

Our Intercultural Studies ministry minor can be added to a variety of ministry majors or to any number of other majors at Northwestern. Our vision is to equip those who have a special calling to work with international peoples and in diverse contexts with the practical skills that they need to understand how to communicate effectively and relate well to others. We are committed to raising up graduates who can provide leadership in missions organizations, nonprofits and the local church so God’s mission will be carried out. Christian Service credits and Internships can also be completed as a part of this minor.

What will you learn?

You will learn practical strategies for relating to and communicating with people from diverse cultures so that you can lead effectively and demonstrate God’s love.

Some classes include:

  • Introduction to Missions
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • World Religions
  • Relief and Development
  • Business as Mission
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At Northwestern, they are inclusive of everyone regardless of their culture or age. They have a lot of different cultural events, which helps me feel integrated into the community here.
Elly

Meet your professors


Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.


Meet the entire department

Dale Lemke, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries

Prior to teaching at Northwestern, Dr. Lemke was an Assistant Professor of Ministry Leadership at Crown...

John Easterling, D.Miss., D.Min.

Professor of Intercultural Studies

John Easterling has been teaching at University Northwestern – St. Paul since the fall of 1988. Prior to...

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