Diploma in Intercultural Studies and Theology (2 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 two-year program at Cornerstone Bible college also called the Diploma program in Intercultural Studies, prepares missionary candidates for cross-cultural work. Students who finish Cornerstone’s diploma program successfully are prepared for ministries as: pioneer church planting, church nurture, support and aid ministries, ‘tent making’ situations, etc.

Beside biblical studies, the second year majors on missiology, intercultural studies and cross-cultural communication. Spiritual and personal formation courses encourage students to develop their leadership skills. Included in the second year is an internship of six weeks hands-on mission experience in a cross-cultural setting (The cost for the six week mission experience is NOT included in the fees and will depend on the country you go to).

Our Cornerstone Bible college diploma program 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
    • The 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


Second Year Curriculum

  • Biblical Studies
    • Genesis 1-11
    • Job
    • Psalms
    • John
    • Romans
    • Hebrews
    • Revelation
  • Theology for Missions
    • Ecclesiology
    • History of missions
    • Contemporary theologies of mission
    • Biblical ethics across cultures
    • Individual research project
  • Communicating the gospel across cultures
    • Cultural anthropology
    • World religions
    • Church planting
    • Dependency & development issues
    • Children in crisis
    • Language acquisition
    • Preaching & discipleship
    • Weekly ministry Individual internship (6 weeks)
  • Spiritual and Personal Formation
    • Mentoring
    • Spiritual practice
    • Emotional health issues
    • Leadership


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 2018 – 2019 are:

  • 1st-year program tuition: € 2,985
  • 1st-year program food & accommodation: € 2,528
  • 2nd-year program tuition: € 2,743
  • 2nd-year program food & accommodation: € 2,323


Children of resident students per year

  • Aged 0-1: € 485
  • Aged 1 year or above: € 1,698


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 in the first year (3 weeks) and the second year (6 weeks), staying at Cornerstone during holiday breaks, and other additional costs like: books, laundry, telephone, visa costs etc.

Last updated May 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