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Accelerate Missions

Accelerate: Missions gives students an opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Arts, Intercultural Studies and the Master of Divinity, International Church Planting in 5 years. As such, the Accelerate program incorporates the purpose and learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Arts, Intercultural Studies degree, providing graduates introductory experience in Christian missions, combined with formal instruction in cultural studies as well as biblical and theological foundations for international missionary service.

Accelerate Missions was designed with the Fusion program in mind as students complete their BA Intercultural Studies degree. Consider Fusion; a residential discipleship program for young believers which sends them to the most unreached unengaged peoples of the world in partnership with the IMB.

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Accelerate: Missions Outcomes

Students completing the Intercultural Studies major will be able to do the following:

  1. Interpret Scripture using theologically and historically informed principles
  2. Demonstrate skill in communicating biblical truth cross-culturally
  3. Demonstrate basic leadership skills in Christian missions and ministry.


Program Completion and Duration

The Accelerate: Missions program allows students to complete the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity Degrees in 165 total hours, over 5 years of study. Applicants to the Accelerate: Missions program must submit additional documentation in the admissions process. Students enrolled in Accelerate: Missions must maintain a 3.0 GPA while taking 30 credit hours per academic year to remain in the program. Students who cannot meet the requirements of Accelerate: Missions will be transferred to the standard Bachelor of Arts or Master of Divinity degree programs, depending on the extent of their progress thus far. Students successfully completing the first four years of the program will graduate with the Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies. Once the fifth year of Accelerate is completed, students are awarded the Masters of Divinity, International Church Planting degree through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Course List

General Education (54 Hours)

  • GE101 English Composition I
  • GE102 English Composition II
  • GE135 Quantitative Reasoning
  • PY100 Introduction to Psychology
  • CM110 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • GE240 Survey of World Literature
  • GE185 Introduction to Physical Science
  • BN170 Introduction to Business and Finance
  • HM300 Introduction to Philosophy
  • HT411 World Religions
  • MS201 Global Missions
  • MS220 Foreign Language Studies I
  • MS221 Foreign Language Studies II
  • MS250 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Studies
  • GS181 Integrative I, Leadership (1 hr)
  • GS382 Integrative II, Assessment (1 hr)
  • GS483 Integrative III, Capstone (1 hr)
  • GE111 Physical Education I (1 hr)
  • GE112 Physical Education II (1 hr)
  • GE220 First Aid (1 hr)
  • Undergraduate Electives (6 hrs)

Intercultural Studies Major (27 Hours)

  • BN225 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BN375 Poverty & Wealth
  • BN466 Not for Profit Leadership
  • HT112 Church History I
  • HT113 Church History II
  • IC301 International Security & Risk Management
  • MN255 Interpersonal Skills & Conflict Management
  • MS350 Missions Practicum
  • MS420 International Leadership

Other Undergraduate (12 Hours)

  • HT200 Introduction to Ethics
  • IC101 Personal Leadership Development (Fusion)
  • Undergraduate Biblical Language I
  • Undergraduate Biblical Language II

Graduate + UG CBE Classes (30 Hours)

  • BS2210 Old Testament Survey I*
  • BS2211 Old Testament Survey II*
  • BS2310 New Testament Survey I*
  • BS2311 New Testament Survey II*
  • MN5060 Evangelism & Discipleship*

Graduate Foundational Core Classes (24 Hours)

  • BS2400 Introduction to Hermeneutics**
  • HT3110 Baptist History**
  • HT3200 Theology I**
  • HT3201 Theology II**
  • HT3300 Introduction to Apologetics
  • MN5110 Principles of Preaching***
  • MN5111 Expository Preaching Lab***
  • Graduate Elective

MDiv, ICP Courses (18 Hours)

  • MN7209 Cross-Cultural Communication/Language Learning
  • MN7217 ICP Practicum I
  • MN7218 ICP Practicum II
  • MN7216 Cross-Cultural Church Planting
  • Graduate Biblical Language I
  • Graduate Biblical Language II****


*Taken on Graduate level with undergraduate credit given upon successful completion of a Credit-by-Exam. In lieu of the exam, students may also take the undergraduate course in addition to the Graduate level course.

**Taken on Graduate Level and will fulfill requirements towards a BA as stipulated by HLC 3+2 Program.

***Female students take CE8110 Principles of Teaching I and CE8111 Principles of Teaching II.

****Take Hebrew if undergraduate biblical language was Greek; take Greek if undergraduate biblical language was Hebrew.

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