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Intercultural Studies - Church Planting

Asbury Theological Seminary

12 months
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
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Asbury Seminary’s 60-hour Master of Arts Intercultural Studies - Church Planting at Asbury Theological Seminary develops global leadership skills to navigate relationships without borders, as you gain a new appreciation for authentic diversity. Throughout your study, you’ll integrate theology with anthropology, sociology and ethics.

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Be equipped to plant churches in whatever culture God calls you through your study of theological, theoretical and practical literatures.

The Intercultural Studies - Church Planting  prioritizes

  • Contextual learning–An integrated, holistic treatment of church planting draws upon fields of theology, history, sociology, ethics, anthropology, leadership and missiology. Assignments at Asbury Theological Seminary are specially crafted for the student’s present ministry context.
  • Quality instruction–Classes are taught by world-class scholars who have years of experience in missions and global church planting.
  • Lasting relationships–All classes are taken on-campus or online within a cohort of church planters, introducing you to a variety of peers.
  • Predictable sequencing. The entire sequence of online and on-campus courses is mapped out, allowing you to plan for four short (1-2 week) trips to campus over three years.
  • Scholarships. All in-ministry participants receive a $4,500 scholarship annually as funds are available. To qualify for as many financial assistance opportunities as possible, we highly recommend submitting a financial aid application during the admissions process.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 21 Century Church Planting 
  • Urban Church Planting 
  • Leading Change 
  • Anthropology for Mission Practice 
  • Theology of John Wesley 
  • Mentored Ministry in World Mission and Evangelism 
  • Mission of the Church in the World 
  • Christian Ethics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application (online at
  • $50 non-refundable Application Fee
  • Accredited baccalaureate degree
  • 2.75/4.0 GPA*
  • Official transcripts from all schools where classes were taken for more than one semester
  • Personal hostory essay (online)
  • Four references (1 pastoral, 1 academic and 2 professional/peer references)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Willow Street

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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