Mission preparation takes multiple paths at Houghton because 21st-century missions is so diverse. The breadth of liberal arts opens knowledge and skills appropriate for today’s world. Our students join the long tradition from here and partner with the expanding global church in serving Christ. Students taking the Missions minor have majored (or double-majored) in everything from Bible, Music and Psychology to Education and more. Other minor options for missions careers include International Development and Islamic Studies. Everything about Houghton—the faculty, the missions representatives, the students, and the general campus and community ethos—points to excellent preparation for missions. Most students who minor in Missions will include the highly recommended Cross-Cultural Field Experience in addition to the regular coursework.

Required Courses Credits
MISS 241 History of the Global Christian Movement or THEL 221 History of
Christianity I
MISS 242 Mission and the Global Church 4
MISS 243 Introduction to Missiological Foundations 4
Elective Credits
Under advisement of Global Studies Chair (MISS, REL, LING, INCL, BIBL, THEL options) 3-4
Total 14-16


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