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 Ministries,
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.
Saturday, August 28, 2004 12:23 PM