Postgraduate Certificate in Mission Care and Counseling

The Postgraduate Certificate in Mission Care and Counseling provides you with specialized knowledge and skills to address the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals and families who are engaged in cross-cultural ministry.


This program will equip you to:

  • Analyze and address the impact of cross-cultural living upon individuals and families

  • Assess and diagnose the mental status of missionaries in relation to enculturation dynamics

  • Develop effective treatment plans to foster emotional and life balance


Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Serving an organization as a missions support services specialist

  • Meeting the needs of missionaries as clinical counseling specialist (requires licensure)

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Degree Program Faculty

Steven A. Johnson

Assistant Professor of Ministry Care

B.A., Indiana University (chemistry & psychology); M.S., Indiana University (philosophy); M.A., Christian Theological Seminary (marriage & family therapy); Ph.D., Indiana University (philos


A photo of Rhonda Pruitt, a professor at CIU.

Rhonda Pruitt

Professor of Missionary Care

B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University



On Campus