Joshua Paxton, M.Div.
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.
Tim Hange 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 2021-2022
|Tuition On Campus Courses||$380.00 per credit|
|Tuition Online Courses||$415.00 per credit|
|Military and Full-Time Ministry Workers On Campus||$280.00 per credit|
|Military and Full-Time Ministry Workers Online Courses||$280.00 per credit|
|Student Services fee||$468 for 2 cycles ($234 per 8 week cycle)|
|Dorm Room - Double||$1,470 per semester ($735 per 8 week cycle)|
|Dorm Room - Single||$1,780 per semester ($890 per 8 week cycle)|
|Meal Plan (20 meals/week)*||$1,390 per semester ($695 per 8 week cycle)|
|*The full meal plan is required for all freshmen (29 or fewer credits). Students with 30 or more credits recorded on their Calvary transcript may select from other meal plan options.|
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
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...
Hot off the heels of spending time in Greece the Burnham Center for Global Engagement is already preparing for 5 potential trips for the summer of 2019. Itineraries and plans are being assembled for trips to Southern Texas and Israel. Three other possible locations...
This summer found five Calvary students accompanying the Director of the Burnham Center for Global Engagement on a three week educational and ministry tour of Greece. The students enjoyed learning the history and cultural background of much of the New Testament as...