Worldview and Cross-Cultural Studies

Worldview and Cross-Cultural Studies

The course introduces students to different world views (African, Asian, Western) and cultural diversity. The effects of cultural & worldview differences on people’s religious outlook are discussed. Students are encouraged to think about the way Christians should deal with cultural difference in general and in the context of church and para-church ministries. In equipping students to minister in an increasingly multi-cultural society, students learn how to overcome cross-cultural stumbling blocks and to communicate the Gospel effectively and make disciples of Christ across cultures.

Held over zoom, you don’t even need to leave home to benefit from this course! And because all sessions are recorded, if the live teaching time doesn’t suit you, registered students can access and watch them at a convenient time of their own choosing.

There are two ways to get involved:

  • You can audit the course – simply taking part, enjoying the teaching and online fellowship, and benefitting from lots of notes and materials
  • you can submit assessments – completing an assignment for marking and gaining EBC study credits

The course starts on Tuesday 4th October 2022 and runs from 11.00am – 1.00pm each Tuesday morning during College term time. Specific dates will be provided.

The cost is:

  • auditing option: £126 (18 hours of teaching @ £7 per hour)
  • assessments option: £180 (18 hours @ £10 per hour)

Please note that fees must be paid in advance. Registration is essential and can be done here.

If you have any questions or want more information, please email

You can download a Module Description: here

Course Tutor: Rev Dr Thorsten Prill DTh, MTh, PgDipLRM, CThM, Dipl.-Volksw

Thorsten and his wife Kerstin are Crosslinks mission partners. From 2008 – 2017 Thorsten served as senior lecturer at Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary and associate pastor of two churches in Windhoek. Before going to Namibia he was pastor of two ethnic-minority churches in the U.K. and International Chaplain at the University of Nottingham. Thorsten is an ordained minister of the Rhenish Church in Namibia, a united Lutheran and Reformed denomination. He is the author/editor of ten theological books and has published articles in various journals and magazines. Thorsten and Kerstin both served on the staff of EBC for a number of years, Thorsten as Vice Principal and Academic Dean.