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Doctor of Missiology Program Kicks Off with a Great Start

First D.Miss. Class in Session

The first D.Miss. cohort meets in the newly remodeled Intercultural Studies classroom.

First D.Miss. Class in Session

First D.Miss. cohort.


On June 18, 2007, 16 participants came together from around the world (5 continents, 11 countries) to inaugurate the Doctor of Missiology Program. The first course, Leaders in a Global Context, led by Dr. DeLonn Rance, challenged the participants to create space in their lives as leaders to discern divine direction and yield to Spirit empowerment to be equipped to respond to dynamic global realities. The second, Misseo Dei and the Contemporary World, taught by Dr. Joseph Castleberry and Dr. David Thomas, explored the implications of a biblical theology of missions in today’s world.

Words used to describe the learning experience included: challenging, exhilarating, overwhelming, exhausting, inspiring and empowering. Doctor of Missiology participants, faculty and administrators expressed deep gratitude to God for the privilege of participating in this history making experience and emerged committed to Spirit directed and empowered, innovative missiological thinking and praxis in order to impact the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ because “the harvest is plentiful.”

Matriarchs of Missions Visit Class

During separate class sessions, three matriarchs of missions shared their life stories and prayed over the participants.

First D.Miss. Class in Session

Virginia Hogan, wife of the late J. Philip Hogan

First D.Miss. Class in Session

Billie Davis

First D.Miss. Class in Session

Macey Williams, wife of the late Morris O.Williams


Intercultural Studies Classroom Dedicated

AGTS dedicated its new Intercultural Studies Classroom on June 15th.  Under the guidance of Drs. Paul and Dene Wood, and with the generous support of the Hyllberg family, this state-of-the-art classroom was ready for the first Doctor of Missiology class on June 18.

First D.Miss. Class in Session

Dr. Barbara Cavaness and Alice Hyllberg



Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 2:57 PM


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