“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). Remember how someone explained the Gospel to you in a way you could understand? Perhaps God would use you in a similar life-changing way! Spanish speakers can be found all over the world and the best way to reach them with the Gospel is using their own language.
To equip you for missionary service among Spanish speakers, Appalachian Bible College's accredited bachelor's degree program includes a double major in Bible / Theology and Missions with a Foreign Language concentration in Spanish.
The ABC Advantage
Effective cross-cultural ministry requires accurate communication of God’s Word to people in their mother tongue. Therefore, it is essential that you learn another language, such as Spanish, from proficient teachers.
The Missions degree with the Foreign Language (Spanish) concentration at ABC will provide a strong foundation, with an emphasis on vocabulary and grammar, and develop your Spanish-speaking communication skills. The goal is to strengthen your love for Spanish-speaking people, culminating in fruitful missionary service.
Mrs. Aimee Stiles -
Learning a foreign language as an adult is a challenging and rewarding experience. After attending language school in Costa Rica and serving in Peru for 10 years, I am excited about teaching my students Spanish language and culture both from the textbooks and my ministry experiences.
Why Missions - Spanish?
Spanish has the second highest number of native speakers in the world (behind Mandarin Chinese but ahead of English).* This Foreign Language concentration establishes a foundation for Spanish acquisition while also providing practical ministry application.
Career Ministry Opportunities
- Global Missions
- Tribal Missions
- Church ministries among Spanish speakers in the U.S.
Objectives & Outcomes
|You will be trained in…||Leading to…|
|identifying the Biblical patterns and means for fulfilling the missionary mandate||determining where and how you can serve God in worldwide missions.|
|examining the Biblical methodologies for church ministry and growth||implementing the appropriate steps to establish an effective church ministry.|
|knowing the basic presuppositions of major 20th century religions||intelligently communicating the Gospel of Christ to followers of other belief systems.|
|discovering the critical nature of relationships in ministry||establishing strong relationships for the purpose of evangelism and discipleship.|
|discerning which cultural differences are Biblically permissible||effectively ministering to people of diverse cultures.|
|learning the fundamentals of the Spanish language||a foundational knowledge for Spanish-speaking ministry|