Certificate in Intercultural Studies and Theology (1 year program)

General

Program Description

Cornerstone offers practical and academic training in a mission-oriented setting. We are an interdenominational evangelical bible college. We stand firm on the basic evangelical beliefs. We are open for discussion and difference of opinion on secondary matters, but seek to avoid controversies and extremes.

The Cornerstone one year program also called the certificate program, provides training for students who prepare for cross-cultural support ministries, short-term cross-cultural ministry and for those who for other reasons have limited time for training.

The course majors on biblical and theological subjects, but includes also missiological and communication courses to develop basic skills in sharing the gospel cross-culturally. Included in the Cornerstone one year program is a three-week hands-on cross-cultural mission experience (The cost for the cross-cultural mission experience is NOT included in the fees and will depend on the country you choose to go to).

Our certificate program at Cornerstone Bible College is accredited by the EEAA.


First Year Curriculum

  • Biblical Studies
    • Intro to hermeneutics
    • Developing exegetical skills
    • Intro to the OT & NT
    • Genesis 12-50
    • Exodus & OT law
    • Samuel-Kings
    • Isaiah
    • Luke-Acts
    • Epistles
  • Theology for Missions
    • Triune God & the Bible
    • Creation, humanity & the fall
    • Jesus & the cross
    • Salvation & final judgment
    • Ministry of the Holy Spirit
    • Biblical theology of missions
    • Intro to missiology
  • Communicating the gospel across cultures
    • Cultural awareness
    • Preaching & discipleship
    • Intercultural communication
    • Creative evangelism
    • Unlocking Islam
    • Weekly ministry
    • Team internship (3 weeks)
  • Spiritual and Personal Formation
    • Mentoring
    • Spiritual practice
    • Interpersonal relationships
    • Marriage & singleness
    • Intercultural teamwork
    • Conflict management


Fees

The finances of Cornerstone are part of our journey of faith and trust in God. We are able to keep the costs at a low level because we do not pay our staff. Just like most of our students, also our staff depends on God to supply their finances through the support they receive from their church, family, and friends. The fees for the firstyear  2021 – 2022 are:

  • Tuition: € 3,204
  • Food & accommodation: € 2,642

Children of resident students per year:
Aged 0-1: € 507
Aged 1 year or above : € 1,774


Non-EU applicants: Special financial conditions apply.

Fees cover: Tuition & use of study facilities, food, and accommodation (including weekends), and travel expenses to weekly learning activities.

Fees do not cover: Mission trips (3 weeks), staying at Cornerstone during holiday breaks, and other additional costs like books, laundry, telephone, visa costs etc.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Cornerstone Centre for Intercultural Studies is a Bible College for Mission Training, offering students practical and academic training in a mission-oriented setting. Most Cornerstone staff members ha ... Read More

Cornerstone Centre for Intercultural Studies is a Bible College for Mission Training, offering students practical and academic training in a mission-oriented setting. Most Cornerstone staff members have in-depth mission experience. At Cornerstone Bible College we train people to communicate the gospel cross-culturally. Besides the general biblical and theology studies, our emphasis is on missiological subjects, intercultural communication and preparation to live and work in another culture. Living in the international and intercultural community of the college is part of the training. Read less