Institute for Global Leadership

Mobilize. Transform. Lead.

NGU’s Institute for Global Leadership exists for one reason—to connect your personal purpose to God’s global story. Through short-term trips and specialized academic programs, prepare to advance God’s glory at home and around the world.

In business, education, fine arts, communication, health care and beyond, turn your heart for the nations into a purposeful profession. That’s your calling, and we’re here to help.

Two Minors, One Goal—Global Leadership. 

Major in anything. Minor in leadership.
Elevate your ministry. Transform the marketplace. And lead others to pursue excellence. Complement your degree, whatever your major, and increase your impact through a Leadership Studies minor.

Your degree—made global. 
At home or abroad, expand your career and advance the gospel through the global marketplace. With a Global Studies minor, gain the cross-cultural knowledge and skills to lead others in an increasingly globalized context. 

Global Trips

Experience God’s Word come to life. Walk the roads. See the sites. Engage the culture. Elevate your vision for the nations where it all began.

 

Trip Information for 2022 

Service Projects

The best way to learn is to do. Combine your heart for the nations and your in-class studies with real-world, cross-cultural, service-oriented work through short-term trips.

 

Trip Information for 2022 

Global Impact Conference


Every year, NGU hosts a variety of cross-cultural workers and agencies at the annual Global Impact Conference. Explore current opportunities to advance God’s kingdom around the world. Hear personal testimonies and reports from cross-cultural workers. Even meet representatives from countless agencies. Learn more about this year’s conference and special events.

Global Studies

GLST 2343 — Best Practices for Global Workers
GLST 2345 — Influence and Impact in Global Engagement
GLST 2346 — Introduction to the Global Marketplace
GLST 2347 — Living Abroad
GLST 3301 — Issues in Cross-Cultural Communication

GLST 4315 — Cultural Anthropology for Global Workers
GLST 2310 — Issues in Leadership for Short-Term Global Workers
LING 2320 — Introduction to Linguistics

Leadership Studies

LDRS 2310 — Foundations for Leadership Theory and Practice
LDRS 2351 — Principles of Christian Leadership
LDRS 3300 — Leadership and Transformation
LDRS 3320 — Leadership in a Global Context

Choose one elective course in another field or in your major.

*LDRS 4300 — Discipline-Specific Directed Study in Leadership

*This course provides students the opportunity study specialized or advanced material in their area of interest (church leadership, community leadership, or global leadership). This self-directed study will permit students to pursue their independent interests in an academically responsible manner.

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