DTS-Houston Campus

Master of Arts in Cross-cultural Ministries (MACM) Houston

The MACM program provides training for prospective and veteran missionaries who serve in other cultures. It meets the essential academic requirements of most mission agencies and is ideal for those whose anticipated ministries will not include regular preaching.

 

Curriculum

Bible Exposition 22
BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics 3
BE102 Old Testament History I 3
BE103 Old Testament History II and Poetry 2
BE104 Old Testament Prophets 3
BE105 The Gospels 2
BE106 Acts and Pauline Epistles 3
BE107 Hebrews, General Epistles, and Revelation 3
BE109 Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, and Selected Epistles 3
Systematic Theology 18
ST101 Theological Method and Bibliology 3
ST102 Trinitarianism 3
ST103 Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology 3
ST104 Soteriology 3
ST105 Sanctification and Ecclesiology 3
ST106 Eschatology 3
Missions & Intercultural Studies 16
INT140 Master of Arts in Cross-cultural Ministries Internship 2
PM102 Evangelism 2
WM101 Introduction to World Missions 3
WM205 Cultural Dynamics in Ministry 3
WM210 Intercultural Communication 3
WM215 Dynamics of Missionary Development 3
Electives & Spiritual Formation 8
PM101 Spiritual Life 2
Spiritual Formation (4 semesters) 0
Electives 6
64 Hours
complete up to 43 hours online
Dallas Houston DC Ext Sites
 

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First Year

Fall

CodeNameHours
BE101Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics3
ST101Theological Method and Bibliology3
WM101Introduction to World Missions3
SF100-1Spiritual Formation1 
  9

Winter

CodeNameHours
No classes 
  0

Spring

CodeNameHours
BE102Old Testament History I3
ST102Trinitarianism3
PM102Evangelism2
SF100-2Spiritual Formation 
  8

Summer

CodeNameHours
PM101Spiritual Life2
WM205Cultural Dynamics in Ministry3
  5

Second Year

Fall

CodeNameHours
BE103Old Testament History II and Poetry2
ST103Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology3
BE109Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, and Selected Epistles3
WM210Intercultural Communication3
SF100-3Spiritual Formation 
  11

Winter

CodeNameHours
WM3##World Missions Elective22
  2

Spring

CodeNameHours
BE104Old Testament Prophets3
ST104Soteriology3
SF100-4Spiritual Formation 
  6

Summer

CodeNameHours
No Classes 
  0

Third Year

Fall

CodeNameHours
BE105The Gospels2
ST105Sanctification and Ecclesiology3
BE107Hebrews, General Epistles, and Revelation3
WM215Dynamics of Missionary Development3
  11

Winter

CodeNameHours
WM4##World Missions Elective2
  2

Spring

CodeNameHours
BE106Acts and Pauline Epistles3
INT140Master of Arts in Cross-cultural Ministries Internship32
ST106Eschatology3
WM5##World Missions Elective2
  10

Summer

CodeNameHours
INT140 ctd. 
  0
  1. Students have two calendar years (four consecutive Fall/Spring semesters) to complete the SF100 Spiritual Formation requirement. Students who register for SF100 need to keep in mind that the course is a four-semester-long course that will meet at the same day and time each of the four semesters. See the Spiritual Formation and Leadership department for more information.
  2. Missions electives should include a Contexts course (2 hours), a Strategic Approaches course (2 or 3 hours), and a Biblical and Theological Studies course (2 or 3 hours). Students electing the 3-hour courses may be adding hours to the normal requirements for the M.A./CM degree. Students not needing the extra hours may reduce expenses by taking WM405, WM410, or WM505 for 2 hours of credit and 1 hour of audit. Contact the Registrar’s office for details.
  3. Students have two consecutive semesters to complete the Internship. See the Spiritual Formation and Leadership department for more information.
    TESOL students should consult the Department of Spiritual Formation and Leadership before planning and registering for SL140 to determine if one hour of SL140 can substitute for the SL205 TESOL Internship.


*Note: This curriculum plan is intended for new students only. Current students should refer to the degree requirements available from the Advising Center.