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Enhance your Cross conference experience by earning 3 hours of transferable graduate or undergraduate credit through Southern Seminary or Boyce College. You will attend exclusive lectures and events featuring renowned professors, pastors, and panel discussions.

Undergraduate as well as Graduate students can take either an Business as Mission elective or a Contextualization in Missions elective. Each course will have varying reading and assignments to complete.

Cross Conference Course Offerings: Business as Mission or Topics in Missions: Contextualization in Missions

The early bird registration rate for each class is $699. This cost does not include the student registration rate for Cross Conference. To register for the class, select the Student + Conference Class rate when registering for the conference.

Courses:

Topics in Missions: Contextualization in Missions

Dr. David Sills

This course introduces the student to the interface of the Bible and various culture contexts of the world. The unchanging Word of God is presented along with the foundations of cultural anthropology and hermeneutics. This course aims to understand how cultures have impacted world religions and to develop a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the cultures in which the students live and work. It will function as an elective for most degree programs and is designed with the intention of transferability to a variety of Christian and secular universities. Consult the registrar at your institution to determine how this course will fit into your degree plan.

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Business as Mission

Dean Zane Pratt

The purpose of this course is to explore the theological, ethical and missiological issues involved in Business as Mission. The student will read key texts on the topic that explore Business as Mission from a variety of viewpoints, interact with practitioners of Business as Mission, and conduct research on a specific aspect of Business as Mission. This class functions as a free elective for most degree programs. Consult the registrar at your institution to determine how this course will fit into your degree plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How many courses can students take in conjunction with Cross Conference?
Students can earn up to 3 hours of transferable graduate or undergraduate credit through Southern Seminary as part of Cross Conference events:

Topics in Missions: Contextualization in Missions, 3 hours
OR
Business as Mission, 3 hours

What assignments are required for the courses?
The courses consist of three elements:

  • Conference attendance – Students will attend Cross Conference. Students taking either Topics in Missions: Contextualization in Missions OR Business as Mission must attend the conference in its entirety.
  • Special class-specific lectures and events – Students will attend lectures and special events occasionally throughout the conference. These will begin on Friday afternoon December 27, 2013 for Topics in Missions: Contextualization in Missions and Business as Mission. Course syllabi will include more details as the conference approaches.
  • Post-conference assignments – Students will complete written assignments by the end of January 2014 and reading assignments by the beginning of February 2014.

Who will teach the courses?
Topics in Missions: Contextualization in Missions Communication will be led by Southern Seminary Missions scholar Dr. David Sills.

Business as Mission will be led by Southern Seminary Missions Dean Zane Pratt.

What will the lectures and panels be like?
These academic lectures and panels will be a great companion to the dynamic sessions at Cross Conference. They will feature some of evangelicalism’s best thinkers on important topics. They will also be interactive, allowing students to engage in the discussion.

The Logistics of the Course:

How do I register for a course?

To register for the course, students should select the appropriate option for attending Cross Conference for academic credit when they register for the conference.

If you are not a SBTS student, but would like to take a conference class, complete the Conference Trip Course Application digitally and email it to admissions@sbts.edu.

For more information call the admissions office at 502-897-4221 or email sbts@crosscon.com

How much does a Cross conference course cost?
The early bird registration rate for the one class the student chooses is $699. This cost does not include the student registration rate for Cross conference. This registration rate will increase after the early bird registration period ends.

What does my course cost include?
The course cost will cover the tuition for the 3 credit-hours of the one course of the students choosing. This course cost is in addition to the student fee for Cross Conference attendance. Students are responsible for all other expenses related to travel and lodging.

How do I transfer the course credit back to my school?
Cross Conference courses are 3-hour credit classes that are fully transferable to another school, based upon the other school’s transfer of credit policy. After completing the course, students can request an official transcript be sent to their home institution. Students are encouraged to verify in advance with their home institution how the course will transfer to their particular degree program.

How do I order my books?
Course books can be purchased online or ordered through the Southern Seminary Lifeway Christian bookstore. Purchases can be made in the store, or students can place their order by phone and have the books mailed to them. Students can also order the books through other retailers. The required books for each course are listed in the class’s syllabi.

Registration And Refunds:

When does registration close?
Course registration ends on the same date as student conference registration (unless sold out earlier).

What is your refund policy?
Requests submitted before December 1, 2013 will receive a refund minus a $30 processing fee. Requests made between December 1 and December 18 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after December 18, 2013. Thank you in advance for not inquiring regarding exceptions.