The concentration on Intercultural and Immigrant Ministries prepares individuals for leadership and ministry roles for our increasingly multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious context. Facing massive migration and the increasing mobility of people and the threats of global conflicts, our highly globalized society needs more than ever leaders who have the competencies to respond hospitably and creatively to our current challenges. The concentration on Intercultural and Immigrant Ministries provides opportunities for individuals to acquire the much-needed theoretical and practical skills for leadership in our highly diverse and socially fragile world.
- Foundational course
- Global Christianities TR750 (3 cr – students who choose this course to satisfy a degree requirement must add an additional concentration elective)
- Thesis (M.A.)
- Topic must be related to intercultural and immigrant ministries (6 cr)
- Elective courses
- M.A., M.A.R.L.: Three electives (9 cr)
- M.Div.: Four electives (12 cr)
- Elective courses may be selected from those approved for this concentration, or students may ask a faculty member to include a track in another course that explicitly addressed one or more of the concentration educational outcomes (faculty have discretion to decide if tracking is appropriate for a given course). If the faculty member agrees, some course readings and/or assignments would be tailored to allow the course to meet a concentration elective requirement; this would be noted on the student’s registration form.
Requirements for the D.Min. Degree
*Please contact the instructor before the first class session to discuss readings and assignments.