The Department of Geospatial Studies seeks to advance global mission by educating students to think spatially, use geospatial technologies, customize and store geographical data, conduct spatial analysis, and drive missional operations, strategies and decision making through geospatial mapping. Graduates may serve in the mission of God in many different types of NGOs including faith-based organizations, denominational groups, mission agencies and evangelical environmental groups; as well as serving in community development organizations devoted to regional and community planning, economic development, cultural resource management, and heritage preservation.
The department participates in the mission of God in the world through mapping the mission in various cultural settings across the globe. The international faculty in this department are driven by the use of geospatial analysis to see old problems in new ways making connections through thematic and geospatial analytic processes. Students gain skills that may be used to map a wide variety of issues that impact missional efforts in intercultural mission, missional practices, community ministries, environmental mission, global healthcare, communication and media, and theological studies.
The Department of Geospatial Studies at Missional University equips students to think critically, understand complex issues, visualize and analyze geospatial data, and address questions related to place and spatial interactions.