With our confession in mind, Southeastern’s faculty attempts to develop five Core Competencies in students through a Southeastern education. Every student should seek to develop in…
Spiritual Formation Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue an authentically Christian way of life, manifested by trust in God, obedience to Christ’s commands, and love of God and neighbor.
Biblical Exposition Demonstrate the ability to properly and effectively interpret, apply, and communicate the Scriptures.
Theological Integration Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply the doctrines of Christianity to life and ministry.
Ministry Preparation Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and Christian disposition necessary for ministry and leadership in the church and the world.
Critical Thinking and Communication Demonstrate the ability to think critically, argue persuasively, and communicate clearly.
We strive to do all of this while cultivating in students a delight in God, His Word, and His Church.
IMB Credit Requirements for Missionaries
The Certificate in Missions Studies is designed for students who are not seeking a degree, but desire a basic theological background for international ministry. The International Mission Board does not require a specific curriculum for career appointment, but Southeastern encourages those who need 20 or more seminary hours prior to IMB appointment to follow this directed course of study.
For those students who begin the Certificate and later wish to pursue a degree, the Certificate Requirements feed directly into the M.A. in Intercultural Studies.