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Mid Atlantic Christian University has a long tradition of equipping missionaries for the whole world. Today the world is changing rapidly, but the mission of Jesus and his church remains the same, to proclaim repentance and forgiveness of sins through our Savior (Luke 24:47). With the nations coming to America, every minister of the gospel now needs cross-cultural skills. At Mid-Atlantic Christian University, that's what the Cross-Cultural Ministry major and minor are all about. If you share in the desire to learn how to minister across cultural barriers anywhere in the world, please consider joining us.

Listen to what one MACU graduate has to say about the Cross-Cultural degree program.

"Mid-Atlantic gives you the opportunity to strengthen the foundations of your faith and helps build your confidence to share your convictions with others."


Karen Richardson
1987 graduate

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Reflections from MACU students after returning from a summer missions trip as part of their degree program.


The best experience we shared, possibly of our whole trip, was the three days and nights we were able to spend in the village of Bunu. The living conditions were primitive. We stayed in a bush house without electricity or running water. The people in the village and the interaction with them made the lack of conveniences seem trivial. Helen very quickly developed a small entourage of village kids that followed her everywhere. We were sharing our experience with Ms. Joyner when we got back to Singapore and she summed it up best when she said, “It’s all about the people.” It really is all about all the people, especially those who don’t know Christ.

Johnny & Helen Scott
I want everyone to know that this semester trip was an amazing gift from God. God showed me and used me more on this trip than I ever thought possible, but nothing is impossible with God. He answered all my prayers that I prayed prior to the trip and during the trip and He truly amazed me. I am very thankful to all and I want everyone to know that I have no doubts now what God wants me to do. He wants me to be a cross cultural missionary.

Shaun Cooper


Missionary to the Muslims
"When I first came to this city of 1.5 million that is roughly 99% Islamic, I had certain stereotypes about the people that I would be working with. I imagined them to be harsh and filled with hate for me and my religion. However, I spent several months living with an Islamic family here. I ate like they ate, slept like they slept, socialized with their friends and neighbors, and built strong friendships with them. The thing that I learned is that most Muslims are not like the typical stereotype that we have of them. We often visualize them as being terrorists and haters of Christians, but the truth is that they are normal people. They love each other just like we do. The only problem is that they have been tragically misled. As I grow closer to these people, I realize that they desperately need to come into contact with Jesus. They could be released from their fears and be given eternal hope - something that is foreign to the religion of Islam. That's why I'm here. I pray that others would join me in this endeavor."
MACU Graduate
Southeast Asia