Summer 2009 Rapport: AGTS News
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AGTS Unveils New Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies
The Harvest is Plentiful... AGTS is Ready
In an effort to respond to an increasingly complex multicultural world, AGTS has introduced the first AG Ph.D. program in the nation. Dr. DeLonn Rance, long-time missionary to Latin America, leads the new Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies Program. The first class met in July 2009.
“The best missions strategy is Spirit-driven, requiring missionaries and those involved in missionary activities to discern Spirit direction and respond in obedience,” said Rance. “AGTS affirms that strategic planning and spirituality can work in harmony when directed by the Holy Spirit.” The Ph.D. at AGTS embraces passionate scholarly research and writing as tools of spiritual and missiological discernment and prophetic voice.
The program is designed to benefit missionaries, missions scholars and those who teach missiology and intercultural studies, giving them credible voice in the academic world and the church. The modular delivery format (five visits to Springfield for two to three weeks over three years) allows missionaries and others to stay on the field or in their current full-time jobs. Two track options are available: Missiological Studies and Relief and Development.
Visit www.agts.edu/more/phd251 for more information.
Dr.DeLonn Rance(M.A. 1983),
director of Intercultural Doctoral
Studiesand associate professor
of Intercultural Studies, leads the
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:09 PM