Joshua Paxton, M.Div.
Program Director of Intercultural Studies and Director of the Burnham Center for Global Engagement
Joshua Paxton has been with Calvary since 2012, first as Missionary in Residence and now as Director of the Burnham Center. Josh and his wife Amber have served with Avant Ministries, a Kansas City based mission agency since 2009. Josh still serves with Avant part-time in a recruitment role. His experience includes time in Italy, Poland, and Greece. His favorite classes to teach are Cultural Anthropology, Cross Cultural Communication, and Evangelism and Church Planting. He is still heavily involved in the Kansas City community in ministries to immigrants and refugees.
Tim Hange, M.Ed.
Director of International Student Services
Tim Hange has just completed eight years of service as an academic missionary in Moscow, Russia. He and his wife served at Hinkson Christian Academy, led English clubs and camps through the English Cafe ministry, and tutored children at state orphanages.Tim’s hobbies include playing guitar, reading, playing strategic board games, and studying the Russian language. His primary passions, however, are working with international students and creating contexts for discipleship through education.
The word “synergy” refers to cooperation between two or more organizations. That is exactly what this option entails.Through Calvary’s relationships with several mission agencies, students have the option of progressing immediately to the mission field through taking specific coursework in conjunction with a chosen missions agency’s existing training program.
Burnham Center for Global Engagement
Globally, 3.1 billion people remain unreached with the life-saving gospel. Through classroom instruction and partnerships with current practitioners in missions like Avant, Crossworld, Biblical Ministries Worldwide, and Ethnos360, the Burnham Center for Global Engagement provides students with the biblical and cultural knowledge and skills necessary for cross-cultural work and ministry. The Burnham Center is designed to train students to effectively communicate the gospel in an ever changing world.
Intercultural Studies (Major/Minor)
Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
|*The full meal plan is required for all freshman (29 or fewer credits). Students with 30 or more credits recorded on their Calvary transcript may select from other meal plan options.|
|Tuition On Campus Courses||$362.00 per credit|
|Tuition Online Courses||$402.00 per credit|
|Military and Full-Time Ministry Workers On Campus||$250.00 per credit|
|Military and Full-Time Ministry Workers Online Courses||$250.00 per credit|
|Student Services fee (max $408)||$68.00 per credit|
|Social Activity & Project Fee (max $36)||$6.00 per credit|
|Dorm Room - Double||$650 per 8 week cycle|
|Dorm Room - Single||$800 per 8 week cycle|
|Laundry Tech Fee (Charged all dorm residents)||$62.50 per 8 week cycle|
|Meal Plan (20 meals/week)*||$660.00 per 8 week cycle|
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The Intercultural Studies program at Calvary provided a rich experience of learning about diverse cultures and beliefs. I appreciated the textbook readings, engaging class interactions, and writing assignments which facilitated my understanding about other cultures and ministry. In my chaplaincy vocation, I take with me into the clinic setting the communication, counseling, cultural, and theological concepts and skills I learned from my Intercultural Studies classes at Calvary University.
The Intercultural Studies program at Calvary University has given me a solid foundation for cross-cultural ministry. I continually find myself going back to this foundation as I serve in ministry. I am so thankful that God gave me the opportunity to be prepared for service at Calvary.
News and Articles
This is a followup to a previous article. Calvary Students Learn About Tribal Church Planting/ My name is Josiah Stout, and I am currently in my second semester at Calvary pursuing an interdisciplinary degree in Intercultural/ELL studies. Going to Wayumi over spring...
Calvary enjoys many great ministry partnerships with like-minded organizations. One of those is Ethnos 360. Ethnos 360 has been planting churches among the least reached people groups of the world since 1942. Initially founded as New Tribes Mission, they focus on...
Weekly Portraits of Calvary LifeCalvary’s 2019 Conference on Global Engagement (C.O.G.E.) featured Greg Sanford as the main speaker. His sessions challenged all in attendance to “stick to the business.” For Christians that “business” is the Great Commission. Mr....
Next week Calvary will play host to over 45 missions representatives from more than 25 agencies! The annual Conference on Global Engagement brings together alumni, partner ministries and students to learn about what is happening around the world to reach the lost. We...
https://youtu.be/k059sB7MmRo Interested? Learn more here: SYNERGY
Date: Nov. 9-10, 2018 Schedule: Friday: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (Includes lunch), Location: (Langmade Room) Calvary University, 15800 Calvary Rd, Kansas...
All interested students, faculty, staff, and CU friends are invited to a 2019 Israel Trip Informational Meeting, Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 8:00 pm, in the Langmade Room of the Conference Center. Contact Dr. Mike Dodds (ext 1348).with specific questions about the meeting and...
September 12—19, Dr. Mike Dodds, the Ministry Studies Department Chair, is in Uganda teaching a course on preaching to Pastors from 5 different East African countries. Pictured are a number of the pastors and Dr. Dodds and the host Pastor Wellington Oliech, pastor of...
Join Calvary University in India May 19-June 1, 2019! Calvary University has a long standing tradition of hosting and training students from India. Only a few short years ago one of those students lead several summer ministry teams to his home country. Now another one...