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 OT History II & Poetry 2
BE104 OT Prophets 3
BE105 The Gospels 2
BE106 Acts & Pauline Epistles 3
BE107 Hebrews, General Epistles, & Revelation 3
BE109 Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, & Selected Epistles 3
Systematic Theology 18
ST101 Theological Method and Bibliology 3
ST102 Trinitarianism 3
ST103 Angelology, Anthropology, & Hamartiology 3
ST104 Soteriology 3
ST105 Sanctification & Ecclesiology 3
ST106 Eschatology 3
Missions & Intercultural Studies 14
INT140 MA/CM Ministry Formation Internship 2
WM101 Intro to World Missions 3
WM205 Cultural Dynamics in Ministry 3
WM210 Intercultural Communication 3
WM215 Dynamics of Missionary Develop 3
Electives & Spiritual Formation 10
PM105 Christian Life and Witness 3
Spiritual Formation (4 semesters) 0
Electives 7
64 Hours
complete up to 42 hours online
Dallas Houston DC Ext Sites
 

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First Year

Fall

CodeNameHours
BE101Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics3
ST101Theological Method and Bibliology3
WM101Intro to World Missions3
SF100-1Spiritual Formation Spiritual Formation1 
  9

Winter

CodeNameHours
No classes 
  0

Spring

CodeNameHours
BE102Old Testament History I3
ST102Trinitarianism3
PM102Evangelism2
SF100-2Spiritual Formation Spiritual Formation1 
  8

Summer

CodeNameHours
PM101Spiritual Life2
WM205Cultural Dynamics in Ministry3
  5

Second Year

Fall

CodeNameHours
BE103OT History II & Poetry2
ST103Angelology, Anthropology, & Hamartiology3
BE109Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, & Selected Epistles3
WM210Intercultural Communication3
SF100-3Spiritual Formation Spiritual Formation1 
  11

Winter

CodeNameHours
WM3##Missions Elective(s)23
  3

Spring

CodeNameHours
BE104OT Prophets3
ST104Soteriology3
SF100-4Spiritual Formation Spiritual Formation1 
  6

Summer

CodeNameHours
No Classes 
  0

Third Year

Fall

CodeNameHours
BE105The Gospels2
ST105Sanctification & Ecclesiology3
BE107Hebrews, General Epistles, & Revelation3
WM215Dynamics of Missionary Develop3
  11

Winter

CodeNameHours
WM4##Missions Elective(s)22
  2

Spring

CodeNameHours
BE106Acts & Pauline Epistles3
INT140MA/CM Ministry Formation Internship32
ST106Eschatology3
WM5##Missions Elective(s)22
  10

Summer

CodeNameHours
INT140 ctd. 
  0
  1. Completion of SF100 Spiritual Formation requires two calendar years. 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. The first Spiritual Formation class is only offered in the fall semester. See the Educational Ministries and Leadership department section of this catalog 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 add additional hours to the normal requirements for the MACM 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.