Missions & Cross-Cultural Ministries

Take the Gospel to all nations

The major in Missions and Cross-Cultural Ministries is designed to provide an understanding of the Bible, Christian theology, and the history and practice of cross-cultural ministry. It endeavors to combine faith, theory, and practical experience by providing internship/practicum opportunities that can begin in the sophomore year and continue for up to three years. This major is excellent preparation for students who desire to follow God’s call to missionary service or to pastoral leadership in a cross-cultural ministry context.

Why study Missions & Cross-Cultural Ministry at Malone?

  • Much of your learning will be hands-on experience through a church or para-church setting:
  • Internships are a vital part of this program.
  • Our professors are published authors and renowned practitioners in their fields. 
  • Many of our professors come from different faith traditions. You'll study and hopefully gain an appreciation for a wide variety of traditions. 
  • You'll have the chance to plan your own events, such as a camp or youth conference. 
  • Each year students preach in community worship and have numerous opportunities for experiential ministry.


Malone's theology programs involve internships in the fields that you'll eventually seek employment. Our professors help connect you with local churches and para-church organization throughout the Northeast Ohio region—and you are welcome to select other internships throughout the nation or world! Our students have interned at large and small churches. Just a few include: The ChapelFirst Friends ChurchLoveCantonRivertree Christian Church, and NewPointe Community Church


View Course Curriculum

This major includes 30 credit hours of courses in the Bible, Theology, and Ministry core, 6 credit hours in the Foundational Ministries core, and 16 credit hours in the Missions and Cross-Cultural Ministries track. Each course is listed in the official Academic Catalog.

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Missions & Cross-Cultural Ministry minor

Students who are majoring in another program may choose to take a Missions & Cross-Cultural Ministry minor in addition to their primary course of study. A minor normally consists of a minimum of 15 semester hours, 6 of which must be taken at the 300/400 level. Each academic school or department must approve the student and curriculum to be used in the completion of each minor for the Office of the Registrar to verify at the point of graduation.

Ashley Ruppert '17

Team Leader at Tiqvah Hands of Hope Missions & Cross-Cultural Ministries

Ashley leads groups of children in both elementary and middle school levels, working with them in their schools, at the Tiqvah location after school, as well as in their homes.

Learn to Serve. Serve to Learn.

If you have a heart for missions, then be sure to check out Malone's service-learning opportunities!