The Asian North American degree concentration in the DMin program is designed to support and equip those who are presently engaged in various types of ministries in the Asian North American context where English is the primary language used for ministry. This concentration will be offered every other year. Students will have the opportunity to critically analyze their particular ministry contexts by engaging in the emerging themes in Asian North American theologies and ministries, including issues of U.S. immigration history, Asian North American experiences of marginality, sexism and crises of women in ministry, generational issues and conflicts, multiculturalism and racial ethnic diversity in the U.S. and in Asian North American churches, identity issues, and theological divisions.
In course work and practicum, students will study selected works on Asian North American theology, history, ethics, pastoral care, and religions, as well as social sciences. They will also engage in critical reflection of their particular ministries through a course on family and cultural systems theory of ministry for Asian North American ministry experiences and contexts. Furthermore, as part of the program, students will have the opportunity to learn abroad through a two-week travel seminar to a destination that is rich in Asian and/or Asian North American history, culture, and ministry – this may be a North American and/or international location. The trajectory of this concentration will be towards students’ reengagement in their ministry with new vision and creative energy, undergirded by a deepened understanding of critical issues in Asian North American contextual theology.
The ANA Introductory Seminar is shared with the Gospel, Culture, and Transformation of the Church Introductory Seminar, which in 2017 will be held July 10-21.
We are currently receiving applications for the DMin Asian North American degree concentration that will begin July 10, 2017. The application deadline is April 1, 2017.
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