Missions & Global Awareness Certificate

Prepare to serve God and humanity in a cross-cultural context through this 6-class certificate. The programs provides theological foundations combined with sociological, anthropological and missiological understandings which equip the student for international service. Most courses may be completed online or on campus. Credits may also be applied to associate or bachelor’s degree studies.


Program Type: Certificate
Program Length: 17-18 credits
Course Format: Interactive online
Program Entry: August, January or May
Application Deadline: Admission year-round
Why at Andrews? Flexible. Faith-based. Online  









RELG 350 - World Religions
RELP 240 - Personal Witnessing
RELT 250 - Personal Spirituality and Faith
ANTH 200 - Cultural Anthropology 
RELG 225 - Foundations of Missions

Pick 3 credits: BSAD 365 or 450, EDTE 165 or 175,  ENGL465, FDNT 469, RELP 350 or intermediate language 

A cross-cultural mission trip or volunteer service is required


Students who complete this program should be able to:

  • Describe key factors which characterize the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a global movement.
  • Identify significant challenges in cross-cultural mission from an SDA perspective.
  • Discern how culture and mission interact in service for God and humanity.







  • Official high school transcript with 2.5 or higher GPA, or College-Ready GED certificate with no section score lower than 450
  • Transcripts from all  universities attended.
  • English  proficiency test scores when first language is not English and less than four years of high school in English
  • Students in USA without documentation and those outside the USA are welcome 



  • Internationally recognized Adventist faculty
  • Complete program without leaving work or home
  • Network with peers from diverse places, serving cross-culturally
  • Dedicated online educators will help you finish at your chosen pace
  • Retool for greater intercultural service,  anytime, anywhere