Programs in the Missions and Evangelism Department

"With the Word to the World" is more than a motto at Faith. It is the passion and the way of life on the campus. While every department at Faith trains people to communicate the Scripture to others, the Missions Department has the unique role of equipping men and women to serve as short-term or career missionaries. If you sense that God may be leading you into missionary work, this department may be the place for you.

Faith offers six options in the Missions and Evangelism Department.
• Missions major (two-year)
• Missions major (four-year)
• Missions major with a Homiletics minor
• Missions major with a Homiletics-Greek minor
• Biblical Studies major with an ARRIBA! minor
• Biblical Studies major with a Missionary Nursing minor

Two-Year Program
Mission fields require all kinds of workers:builders, computer specialists, technicians, medical personnel, and business administrators. If you have one of these skills and would like to serve on a mission field, this two-year program will give you what you need. The program provides a strong Bible and theology emphasis with practical missions courses. This program is also ideal for the spouse of a person preparing for career missionary service.
Core Courses in the Two-Year Program

• Current Issues in Missions
• Non-Christian Religions

• International Students Ministry or  Community Outreach
• Cross Cultural Communications


Four-Year Program
Do you sense the burden of lost people around the world and want to make a spiritual impact on them? The four-year missions program at Faith gives you a full Bible education along with 22 hours of practical missions courses. You will also serve in a missionary apprenticeship to give you real-time experience on a mission field. Graduates of this program are ready to begin serving wherever the Lord leads them.

Core Courses in the Four-Year Program

• MAP Seminar
• Current Issues in Missions
• Non-Christian Religions

• Readings in Missiology
• Sharing in Jewish Culture
• Survey of World Missions

• International Students Ministry or  Community Outreach
• Cross Cultural Communications
• Cults
• Missions Seminar
• MAP Internship


In addition to the four-year general program, Faith offers four minors in the Missions and Evangelism Department.

Homiletics Minor
A well-trained missionary needs to have expert preaching skills to communicate God's Word to people. This minor gives you a full Bible and theology education, practical missions courses, and 8 hours of homiletics training. You will be prepared to start a church and then clearly and effectively preach the Scripture to win people to Christ and disciple new believers. No matter what language you may use, you will be prepared to preach!
Specialized Courses in the Homiletics Minor

• Introduction to Homiletics
• Homiletics I and II

• Principles of Church Planting and Growth

 

Homiletics and Greek Minor
If you want to gain an in-depth understanding of the New Testament to aid in your preaching, you will want to consider this program. It includes 8 hours of homiletics and adds 12 hours of Greek. The Greek training will help you understand the Bible more accurately so you can better relate it to different people groups. With this kind of training you will have the tools to preach effectively.
Specialized Courses in the Homiletics and Greek Minor

• Introduction to Homiletics
• Homiletics I and II

• Principles of Church Planting and Growth
• Greek I, II, III, IV

 


ARRIBA! Minor
ARRIBA! is a unique program that combines a Biblical Studies degree with a year of study in Peru, South America. This year of on-the-job training, normally taken in your junior year, allows you the opportunity to
• learn the Spanish language
• live with Peruvian believers
• experience life in a different cultural setting and
• work with missionaries
If you are interested in the ARRIBA! program, contact the Admissions Office early in your college career for additional information. Check the college catalog for the courses you will take at Faith in this program. Talk to the Admissions Department for the courses you will take in Peru.


Missionary Nursing Minor
The Missionary Nursing program prepares you for a ministry in medical missions. This program includes two years of study at Faith and two years of study at an accredited nursing school. Faith has established a working relationship with the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) to enable you to take your nursing classes there and still live on the Faith campus the entire time. (Visit dmacc.edu for the details of its nursing program.) You should fulfill the prerequisites of the nursing program as soon as possible, even during your high school years. A five-year optional program is available if you need to complete your prerequisites during your first year at Faith.

Core Courses at Faith
Check the college catalog for the Bible and missions courses you will take at Faith.

Courses at DMACC

• Developmental Psychology
• Health Science Physiology
• Fundamentals of Nursing
• Success in Nursing
• Nursing Practice I, II, III
• Practical Nursing Roles
• Health Science Microbiology or Microbiology with Lab

• Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
• Introduction to Sociology
• Professional Nursing Practice
• Family Health Nursing
• Mental Health Nursing
• Adult Nursing
• Nursing Seminar

 

Events

Youth Conference

April 17–19

Pastor David Tebbenkamp will challenge teens to live Unashamed.

Walton Lecture Series

April 23-25

Dr. Roy Beacham from Central Baptist Theological Seminary will present this year's Walton Lecture Series on the topic of "Those Pesky Prophets: Toward a Clearer Understanding of Old Testament Prophecy."

Commencement Services

May 8, 9

Join graduates, family, and friends for our special Commencement events.