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.   



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:

  • 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.



Summary of Required Hours

Total hours 18


Minor Completion Plan

MI302   Comparative Religions     3 hours
MI304   Disciple Making & Church Planting in North America     3 hours
MI305   Methods and Strategies in North American Church Planting     3 hours
MI407   Contextualization in North American Mission     3 hours
MI408   NACP Practicum     3 hours
MI___   Ministry Elective     3 hours

Total required hours 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  
  • Take part in a City Immersion Experience prior to undertaking their Practicum.