Welcome to The Missional College Welcome Center! 

You may have questions about the courses and programs at The Missional College. In summary, we are focused on the preparing people to serve interculturally in the mission of God. From mission studies to anthropology and geography of religion, to ethnic and reconciliation studies to diaspora studies to world religion studies, the international faculty in our departments enable students to gain the depth of understanding needed to serve any where in the world. You may have questions! No problem! We would be glad to talk with you in a face-to-face video conference to help answer your questions. Our Dean, Dr. Carol Olsen along with the faculty and staff are eager to schedule a time to meet here in our welcome center. Just email the Dean at colsen@missional.university to set up an appointment. 

The Missional College makes intercultural training available to average, everyday Christian believers across North America and beyond. For decades this type of training has only been offered to the professional elite - those who could afford to go to a Bible college or seminary for vocational training or who received training through a mission agency prior to going to a foreign country in missionary service. Now it is available to everyone anytime, anywhere through our eCampus.

Shared governance is a collegial ethos and inclusive process that allows all constituencies of our community to participate meaningfully in the University’s strategic and operational decisions. The operant assumption of shared governance is that each of these constituencies—faculty, administration, staff, students, trustees and alumni—bring unique and valuable perspectives to the deliberative decision process. Shared governance signals our institutional commitment to create and follow policies and procedures that facilitate inclusive decision-making. Successful shared governance ensures that University constituencies have voice in, and influence on, the decisions that affect them.

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The Department of Mission Studies prepares students with a biblical understanding of the great commission and equips them to apply biblical truth in their lives and service in intercultural settings.



The Department of Anthropology and Geography prepares students for Christian service in settings in the US and across the globe. Students study human cultural diversity in a holistic perspective and learn practical skills that allow them to work with people of various cultural and social backgrounds in diverse contexts and in fields that rely heavily on cross-cultural communication.



The Department of Ethnic & Reconciliation Studies combines an understanding of culture, conflict resolution and biblical justice in its programs in ethnic and reconciliation studies to prepare graduates for missional ministry in global societies needing racial reconciliation, peace and stability, and the transformation of culture through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Department of Diaspora Studies combines an understanding of migration studies, immigration law, and specialized services with missional ministry to prepare graduates to meet needs of immigrants, refugees and internationals.    



The Department of World Religions has programs that lead to a Certificate in Religion, an Associate of Religion degree, a Bachelor of Religion (completion) degree, and a Master's degree in Religion. We desire to see every graduate become equipped to join God’s mission to transform people and places from all tribes, tongues and religions through Jesus Christ, as well as to mobilize others to also engage in God’s mission.  God’s gracious invitation to the church is to join him in that mission of redemption -- the Department of World Religion will teach you how to understand religious peoples.