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Inter-Cultural Studies

The ICS programme is designed to trained those intending to become missionaries. It combines biblical, theological and practical subject areas with a major study focus in mission.

This program enables students to investigate and critique mission-related issues both around the world and in Australia.


The following ICS subjects are taught in a three year cycle:


ICS foundational subjects

  • History of Mission
  • Theology of Mission
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Issues in Missiology
  • Principles of Evangelism


ICS core subjects

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Ministry in a Culturally Diverse Context
  • Spiritual Formation for Cross-cultural Ministries
  • Cross-cultural Field Education


Other ICS subjects

  • Folk Religions
  • Living Faith
  • Christian Ministry in Islamic Contexts
  • Applied Evangelism
  • Church Dynamic and Growth
  • Ethnographic Research
  • Mission Seminar (Asian context focus)

The ICS program at Presbyterian Theological College can be taken as a one, two or three year course.

Integration is available within the following degrees: