The Diploma in Intercultural Studies (Level 6) builds on the foundation of the Level 5 Diploma and continues to weave together practical cross-cultural ministry experience (including leadership opportunities) with deep theological and biblical foundations in order to equip students to be effective in mission, church, and ministry leadership contexts.
The diploma covers a range of subjects including: Ministry Leadership and Facilitation, Biblical Interpretation, Christian Theologies and Worldview, Contemporary and Historical Ministry, Personal Faith and Professional Development, Planting (Cultural Anthropology and Church Planting), and Intercultural Leadership Skills Development.
The diploma is designed to be studied full-time with students living on campus in a real cross-cultural environment (however, part-time study options are also offered). Accommodation options are also available for spouses and families of students.
The Diploma in Intercultural Studies (Level 6) can be cross-credited towards undergraduate degrees in Theology or Christian Ministries at certain colleges both in New Zealand and overseas.