Earn Your Bachelor of Arts in Cross-Cultural Ministry

Cross-Cultural Ministry is offered through the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry.

Our OBU President is known for saying, “The sun never sets on Bison Hill!” That is, OBU students literally serve around the globe. In Baptist university circles, it is known that OBU has had more of its graduates appointed by the International Mission Board (IMB) than any other university. Students who earn degrees in Cross-Cultural Ministry (CCM) are prepared to join the great cloud of witnesses, both past and present, in making disciples here at home and around the globe in a variety of contexts.

Program Options

Program Options Degree Plan
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Cross-Cultural Ministry PDF
Cross Cultural Ministry: International Church Planting Emphasis PDF
Cross Cultural Ministry: Orality Studies Emphasis PDF
Minor in Cross Cultural Ministry  PDF
Minor in International Church Planting PDF
Minor in Orality Studies PDF

What makes an OBU Cross-Cultural Ministry degree special?

Whether or not students choose an International Church Planting, Orality or Cross-Cultural Ministry emphasis, they will discover that the academic rigor as well as the opportunity for practical application, inside and outside the classroom, prepare them to be effective in making disciples of all nations. The CCM degrees are built on the foundation of Jesus Christ, the Word of God incarnate. Each course then builds on that foundation through the integration of biblical and theological truth with truth found in various other disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, history, communications, etc.  Add to this the opportunity for personal mentoring relationships with faculty members that come to the classroom not only with academic credentials but also with years of ministry experience in the US and abroad, then one discovers that the CCM degree provides a unique, yet comprehensive, approach that combines academic preparation, spiritual development and field experience. 

What are OBU grads doing with their degree?

The CCM degree and minors are designed to provide a biblically-based missiology for those who seek to work and serve as followers of Christ through, in and to the global marketplace. Recent graduates with CCM degrees from OBU have served, or are presently serving, in Greece among Syrian refugees, Bulgaria, London, South Sudan, Senegal, South Africa, Afghanistan, Peru, Seattle, Denver and Oklahoma.

Also, students studying toward the CCM degree also have the opportunity to pursue the 4+1 option. This allows students to earn the BA degree in CCM and the Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies in just five years. Because of OBU’s unique relationship with the IMB, students who complete the 4+1 option meet the educational requirements for career appointment.


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