Missions

“With the Word to the World” is more than just a motto here at Faith—it’s how we live. As Christians, we’ve been commanded to spread the gospel to a world that doesn’t know Christ. As a Missions major, you will be trained in evangelism and discipleship as well as specialized preparation to take the gospel cross-culturally.

We encourage all of our students to go on cross-cultural trips to experience missions first-hand. Whether through your church or through Faith, you will be encouraged to get involved with missions from the beginning.

The two-year Associate of Arts in Missions program is ideal for students wanting to combine a vocational skill with missions. This program is designed to give you a core Bible and missions education with the flexibility to receive vocational training after you graduate.
Two Year World Missions

Possible Minors (for the four-year program)
Homiletics
Homiletics/Greek
Women’s Ministry

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Stephanie Dontje (’11), Agent Service Coordinator
I’m so thankful for my time at Faith! Had you told me I was going to end up there for college, I would have called you crazy. My plan wasn’t to attend Faith. When all was said and done, I told God I would go to Faith because that’s what He had for me. At the end of my first year, I knew I was in the wrong major and changed it to Missions before my second year.  The Missions classes were my favorite, and Mr. Lounsbrough was my absolute favorite professor! His practical examples from his time as a missionary were invaluable! My vision was to move overseas shortly after graduation and use my degree, but that wasn’t God’s plan. That fall after graduation, I struggled because I didn’t know why God had me where I was and I didn’t feel like my degree was being used. After wrestling with it, I realized that I was using it, just not how I’d planned. It was just the way God wanted me to use it—all for His glory!

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Amelia Galbraith (’12), Serving at Bethel Evangelical Church in the United Kingdom
Faith is not simply a college devoted to memorizing verses and studying church polity, but it is a place for students to prepare for ministry in real churches and to be encouraged to discover God’s truths for themselves through personal study of the Word. Systematic Theology with Dr. Paul Hartog not only takes students deep into the Word, but also reveals how much there is still to discover through fervent study.  We are also encouraged to be involved in our local church, where I was able to discover and practice my love of teaching children. That is a skill I use on a weekly basis at our church. The list of spiritual growth and practical training I enjoyed at Faith could go on for pages. Faith is so much more than a college—it is a campus full of discipleship, spiritual growth, and practical application of God’s Word.

Contact Mr. Mark Lounsbrough, Missions and Evangelism Department chair.