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MA IN CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRIES (MACM) Locations:

h Dallas

PURPOSE:

h Houston

Hours: 64

h DC

r Extensions

Languages: English

r Online

The program leading to the Master of Arts in Cross-cultural Ministries is designed to provide graduate-level training for people whose ministries include serving in other cultures. Prospective and veteran missionaries from North America and around the world will benefit from this program. It meets the essential academic requirements of most missions agencies and is ideal for those whose anticipated ministries will not include regular preaching.

Goals

In addition to the goals common to all professional degree programs at the seminary (see the Professional Master of Arts [MA] section of this catalog), students in this program will be able to: • verbalize principles of effective intercultural ministry; • demonstrate familiarity with essential principles of anthropology, ethnology, and sociology in relation to missions; • evidence a deep commitment to world evangelism; • communicate the Bible effectively in an intercultural context; • produce an accurate profile of a chosen country or area of the world; and • design an effective strategy for an intercultural ministry.

Course Requirements

Sixty-four semester hours of coursework are required as a minimum for graduation. Of those hours, 22 are in prescribed Bible Exposition courses, 18 in prescribed Systematic Theology courses, and 3 are in the Christian Life and Witness course. There are 12 hours of prescribed World Missions and Intercultural Studies courses and a 2-hour MACM Ministry Formation Internship. The remaining 7 hours are missions electives. Department professors will assist students in designing the most appropriate program of missions electives for each student’s personal career goals. Missions electives should be selected as follows: 1 Contexts course 1 Strategic Approaches course* 1 Biblical and Theological Studies course*

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*If WM405 Christian Education in Intercultural Contexts, WM410 Theological Education in Intercultural Contexts, or WM505 Christianity and Non-Christian

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2019-2020 DTS Catalog  

This 2019–2020 catalog contains degree plans, course descriptions, faculty listings, and the doctrinal statement of Dallas Theological Semin...

2019-2020 DTS Catalog  

This 2019–2020 catalog contains degree plans, course descriptions, faculty listings, and the doctrinal statement of Dallas Theological Semin...