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MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL MINISTRIES A 57-Unit Two-Year Degree Program

Degree Program Description The purpose of the Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministries is threefold. First of all, it is designed to prepare pastors, evangelists, church planters, church workers, mission administrators, traditional and tent making missionaries including OFWs and missionary candidates to be more effective communicators of the gospel in both multi-cultural and crosscultural contexts, particularly in Asian and 10/40 window countries and urban centers. The students will develop a spirituality that integrates Biblical/theological perspectives into a framework for doing missions ministry. They will become theologically informed and grow personally, professionally and spiritually. Using a series of seven Bible and Theology courses the M.A. core curriculum will ground the students in the Scriptures. Second, the program is designed (primarily through the Plan A, thesis track) to give qualified missions students extended time to analyze a current or future mission strategy, or a particular mission problem, that will result in enhanced current or future missions strategy. Third, it is designed (through Plan B, non-thesis track) to give

Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministries students options for further Biblical studies and missions coursework. The Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministries gives students the opportunity to earn a degree while at the same time getting them to the field of service within an expedient time frame. This program builds upon the Graduate Diploma in Intercultural and Urban Studies. In addition to classroom studies, Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministries students are required to complete one Prerequisite Course of internship program and participate in care groups for two semesters.

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Transforming Leaders for the Church and the World


M. A. IM Courses and Course Schedule Plan A: Thesis Track Pre-requisite Courses Writing Academic Papers Introduction to the Bible st

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1 Year 1 Sem

1 Year 2

Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth Hermeneutics and Theological Reflection Major World Religions World Missions Old Testament Exegesis 1 or 2

New Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 Theology 1 Cultural Anthropology Principles of Cross-cultural Church Planting IM Elective

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Year 1 Sem

2

Theology 2 or 3 Statistical Research IM Internship Methods of Research

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Year 2

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Transformation Theology Urban Mission Ministries Doing Theology in Context Thesis

Plan B: Non-Thesis Track Pre-requisite Courses Writing Academic Papers Introduction to the Bible st

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1 Year 1 Sem

1 Year 2

Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth Hermeneutics and Theological Reflection Major World Religions World Missions Elective 1

New Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 Theology 1 Cultural Anthropology Principles of Cross-Cultural Church Planting Elective 2

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Year 1 Sem

Old Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 Theology 2 or 3 IM Elective 1 IM Internship IM Graduate Seminar

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Year 2

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Sem

Transformation Theology Urban Mission Ministries Doing Theology in Context IM Elective 2

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ASIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Transforming Leaders for the Church and the World

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