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International Community Development


Why major in International Community Development (ICD)?

In this unique program, you'll experience what it is like to live in a needy society. In addition to studying what the Bible teaches about God's mission to reach the nations through the church, you'll live in a simulated Third-World Village learning problem solving and coping skills that prepare you for life in a developing country. Areas of training include Sustainable Agriculture, Spiritual Development, Small Animal Husbandry, Food Technology, Appropriate Technology, Primary Health and Cross-Cultural Communication & Community Development. Most of the hands-on training takes place at the HEART (Hunger, Education, and Resource Training) Institute in Lake Wales, Fla.


Your Future

You'll be prepared for relief and development work, leading mission ventures in The Third World, and effective cross-cultural ministry in a variety of contexts.

Your Next Step

Find out how a major in International Community Development can round out your passion for helping others.  

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Featured Faculty: 
Mike Barnett
Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies

B.A., University of Houston; M. Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Joe LeTexier Joe LeTexier
MA TEFL/ICS Coordinator

B.A., Crown College; M.A., M.Div. Columbia International University

Chris Little Christopher Little
Professor of Intercultural Studies

B.S., University of Southern California; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Danise Stokeld
Educational Assistant

B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary