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Global Missions Track

The GMT permits students to pursue a significant portion of their degree outside the context of normal, on-campus studies, allowing them to live, learn and develop ministry skills in a cross-cultural setting (whether in a foreign country or the United States). The experience is designed to guide the student in developing the cultural fluency necessary for effective ministry in today’s globalized and multicultural world.

Students must complete twelve credits of graduate-level studies in an AGTS-approved institution which can be transferred back to fulfill the degree requirements at AGTS. The courses taken under the GMT may be in fields of study other than Intercultural Studies, but require the prior approval of the assigned AGTS mentor in consultation with the academic dean of AGTS.

In addition to classroom curriculum, the student is expected to be involved in the fullest possible range of campus, student life and student ministry activities. The host culture(s) is to be experienced and learned through participation. The student will be encouraged to risk moving away from his or her cultural comfort zone to explore the adventure of getting into the “skin” of another culture. The GMT student journal should reflect an intentional involvement in and engagement of the cross-cultural experience.

Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 1:04 PM


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