The purpose of this program is to equip students to make disciples, plant reproducing churches, and restore their community with the gospel in a North American context.   



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

  • Develop a theology of mission appropriate for the North American context.
  • Implement a missional ecclesiology for leading congregations in reproducing disciples and churches.
  • Exegete North American culture in order to properly contextualize the gospel message within a post-Christian society. 
  • Reproduce what they learned from an extensive internship with an active church-planting church.

Credit Hours

18 total hours

Minor Completion Plan

IC302 Comparative Religions 3
IC304 Disciple Making & Church Planting in North America 3
IC305 Methods and Strategies in North American Church Planting 3
IC407 Contextualization in North American Mission 3
IC408 NACP Practicum 3
  Ministry Elective 3
  Total 18


In addition to this coursework students are expected to be involved in a mentoring group of peers, professors, and local church planters while enrolled in this program. Students are also expected to take part in a City Immersion Experience prior to undertaking their Practicum.