Biola University

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Steve Jin
562 903 6000
13800 Biola Ave.
La Mirada, California 90639
United States of America
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Biola University's vision is to be an exemplary Christian university characterized as a community of grace that promotes and inspires personal life transformation in Christ which illuminates the world with His light and truth. Further, as a global center for Christian thought and an influential evangelical voice that addresses crucial cultural issues, Biola University aspires to lead, with confidence and compassion, an intellectual and spiritual renewal that advances the purpose of Christ.
Describe the accredited programs in cross-cultural ministries or missions offered by your organization: 
The Cook School of Intercultural Studies equips students to communicate, live and work successfully in culturally diverse societies through applied programs in missiology, intercultural studies, linguistics and education. Our goal is to train individuals so that they can more effectively impact the world for Jesus Christ. We offer graduate programs in Intercultural Studies, Missiology, Anthropology, Teaching English as a Second Language, and Linguistics. Talbot School of Theology which is also part of Biola University, has a Master of Divinity program with an emphasis in Missions and Intercultural Studies. The emphases in Missions and Cross Cultural Ministry provides training grounded in a sound biblical and theological framework for effective intercultural ministry (in both local and international contexts) including cultural awareness and sensitivity, understanding regional and national theological issues, ethnicity and ideology, intercultural communication, and the like.
Besides exhibiting at Urbana 12, we'll also be...: 
Check out a free seminar by Dr. Kitty Purgason, Biola Professor, on December 28 (3:30 pm ) or December 30 (3:30 pm): "PN51: English Language Teaching and Missions: Potential, Pitfalls, and Best Practices" English language teachers have a potentially positive and strategic impact for the Kingdom in many contexts and among many people groups. Participants will learn how to avoid misconceptions and maximize impact in this seminar that highlights opportunities, provides a roadmap for getting started, outlines four levels of training, covers dos and don’ts, suggests best classroom practices, and includes case studies of successful integration of TEFL and missions in North America and around the world.
Term of service offered: 
1 to 3 years
3 years or longer
Degrees Offered: 
Certificate, BA, BS, MA, MDiv, MTh, ThM, MBA, PhD, DMin
General Areas of Study: 
Anth, Business, Culture, Linguistics, TESOL, Bible, Theology, Evangelism, World Religions