Cohorts Accepting Applications
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission into the DMiss Program in the fall, winter, summer and spring. Please note that you may apply for these cohorts at any time up until the "Final Application Deadline" for that particular cohort.
Winter 2016 - MAGL GRADS- Adult Leadership Development (Freeman/Hopkins)
Winter 2016: Adult Leadership Development Cohort
MAGL Graduates Only
Cohort Mentors: Drs. Robert Freeman and Mark Hopkins
Beginning of Term: January 4, 2016
First Module Intensive: February 22-March 4, 2016
Location: Pasadena, California
Final Application Deadline: October 23, 2015
The adult leadership development cohort will become a
community of practice – leaders “bound together by shared expertise and passion
for a joint enterprise.” Together we will investigate how the design of
leadership development processes can be a strategic agent of change within our
ministries and organizations as well as a means of empowering our people. This
cohort will study and apply the blending of several important streams of thought
and practice to help us learn to guide the leadership formation of others. Some of these streams include:
- noticing God's mission and means
- learning to see leadership from God's perspective
- guiding adult learning and development
- designing appropriate development strategies
- implementing change
community of practice provides an opportunity for small group interaction and
support, reviewing the literature, reflecting critically on your own ministry
context, researching a particular issue or problem, developing strategies
and/or designs for change, and peer review. In addition to the adult leadership
development focus, students will be introduced to a core body of missiological
literature. Missiology is the study of God’s mission and our response to it. It
is multidisciplinary – integrative of the related disciplines within the field
which include, among others, theology, history, the state of the Church,
leadership, and the social sciences. Early in the program, students will
develop a Program Design (PD) paper that is both flexible and focused while
providing a tool for communicating effectively with professors, other members
of the cohort and the student’s constituency. The Program Design paper then
becomes a blueprint for the contextualized applied research project which is
the primary result of Doctor of Missiology studies at Fuller.
Spring 2016 - Newbigin Pastoral Missiology Cohort (Shenk)
Spring 2016 Newbigin Pastoral Missiology Cohort
Do you have a desire to see your church live into its identity as God’s primary agent of mission in its context? This posture was central to Lesslie Newbigin, one of the leading ecclesiologists of the 20th century and one of the most influential mission theologians of his generation. In more than thirty years of service in India, Newbigin developed a clear vision of the potential of the local church as an active missional agent in its local context.
Combining insights from the rich mine of Newbigin's own insights on missiology and ecclesiology, students in this cohort will develop an approach to pastoral ministry that will inform their church's missional engagement with its context(s).
Cohort Mentor: Dr. Wilbert Shenk
Beginning of Term: March 28, 2016
Year 1 Cohort Class Dates: May 16 - 27, 2016
Location: Pasadena, California
Early Consideration Application Deadline: October 23, 2015
4 year Schedule
WILBERT R. SHENK
Senior Professor of Mission History and Contemporary Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary
Wilbert Shenk joined the School of Intercultural Studies faculty in 1995, after serving as director of the Mission Training Center and associate professor of mission at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, director of the Overseas Ministries Division of the Mennonite Board of Missions, and a teacher in Indonesia.
Among Shenk’s more recent publications are North American Foreign Missions, 1810–1914: Theology, Theory, and Policy (2004), Enlarging the Story: Perspectives on Writing World Christian History (2002), By Faith They Went Out: Mennonite Missions, 1850–1999 (2000), and Changing Frontiers of Mission (1999). He was a consulting editor of the Dictionary of Mission Theology:Evangelical Foundations (2007). Shenk is a founding member of the American Society of Missiology and also a member of the International Association for Mission Studies.
2015 India Cohort (Shaw): Postponed (2+/- years)
Please Note: The Fall 2015 India Cohort launch has been postponed 2+/- years.
If you would like to be kept informed about the future launch of this cohort, please contact email@example.com.
Doctor of Missiology/Doctor of Intercultural Studies
Cohort Mentor: Dr. R. Daniel Shaw
This cohort will be of particular significance to those interested in research based Doctoral study on the Indian Sub-continent.
This vast region with its long mission history, cultural and religious diversity and strategic interests offers ample opportunity
for contemporary study reflecting intercultural interests. The focus will be regional rather than topical, allowing students
with a wide range of interests relating to culture, religion and mission to join and gain insight from others in the region.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Students in the DMiss degree program may elect to have their doctorate degree designated as Doctor of Missiology degree (DMiss) or as a Doctor of Intercultural Studies Degree (DIS). The election must be made by the time of submission of the Application for Graduation. Once the degree has been awarded the election is non-revocable, non-changeable, and permanent. Students seeking further information on this process should contact the DMiss Coordinator: email@example.com
In order to run, cohorts must meet a minimum number of applicants and thus admitted students.
Cohorts are currently approved to be overseas for 3 of the 4 years. The final year (1 week intensive) would most likely be planned for Pasadena, CA.