The two main purposes of this program are to present a biblical philosophy of missions and to prepare students for missionary service. Each student is given guided, practical experience in ministry on an actual mission field. Students who have as their ministry goal church planting should take the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.



Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company




Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • Explain the purpose of missions from the Bible and demonstrate an understanding of the history of modern missions
  • Identify elements of the support structure for missions, including the roles of churches, mission boards, Bible schools, and individuals
  • Evaluate and create various types of written and oral communication for both intercultural and cross-cultural settings
  • Explain the basic beliefs of world religions and cults; defend personal beliefs by participation in a mock doctrinal examination
  • Plan and successfully participate in a short-term, cross-cultural ministry internship program



Summary of Required Hours

Total Hours 18