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Doctor of Ministry, Intercultural Studies

The fully online Doctor of Ministry Intercultural Studies is intended for students who desire further professional development as Christian leaders, pastors, church planters, and missionaries.

Students will acquire an advanced understanding of the relationship of theological studies to cross-cultural morality and ethics and cross-cultural conflict management. Students will also demonstrate a complex perception of cross-cultural leadership skills in the areas of contextualization and administration.

Being a life-long learner should be a high priority for every pastor who wants to grow personally and stay relevant in ministry. The Doctor of Ministry degree is an advanced professional degree program designed for the continuing development of those involved in pastoral ministry.

This online program is designed to enhance professional competence by expanding upon an initial foundation of theological studies and ministry experience, to enable those in vocational ministry to enhance current strengths, address areas of weakness, and increase overall effectiveness. Online DMIN Concentrations require 8 seminars. The online program has no in person, on campus requirements. All course content is delivered asynchronously, though professors may offer limited live, real-time interactions.

Ideal Fit

The DMIN in Intercultural Studies degree is a very good fit for students who desire to be prepared for positive and influential leadership, relationships of trust, and biblical ministry in intercultural contexts either in denominational or interdenominational structures.

The DMIN in Intercultural Studies degree is intended for those students desiring advanced preparation for biblical ministry in intercultural contexts through study and applied learning in the socio-cultural and theological disciplines of missiology.

Intercultural Contextualization Missionary Evangelist

Career Opportunities

Effective cross-cultural ministry requires the application of an advanced understanding of the relationship of theological studies to cross-cultural morality and ethics and cross-cultural conflict management.

Those who serve well in a cross-cultural ministry demonstrate expertise in intercultural issues and missiological strategies and paradigms for effective biblical ministry and for developing cultural intelligence for relevant problem solving in receptor cultures.

  • Missions Agency Executive
  • Church Planter
  • Missionary
  • Missions Pastor
  • Itinerant Evangelist
  • Global Ministry Network Coordinator
  • Missions or Intercultural Professor
  • Adjunct Ministry Professor
Masters in Intercultural Studies prepares you for ministry around the world with Grace Theological Seminary! Request info about our MDiv.

Curriculum Examples

Intercultural Communication
Cultural Anthropology for Ministry
World Religions
Contextualization for Ministry
Current Theological Issues
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Course Overview

A study of the principles and processes of communicating effectively with people from a second cultural context.

This course provides basic understandings in cultural anthropology for effective cross-cultural and multicultural ministries.

In this course the belief systems of major religions are studied with a view to understanding why the tenets make sense and drive behavior for the adherents.

This course prepares the student to fit evangelism, church planting, church development, and relief ministries into the social and cultural context of the receiving people.

This seminar coordinates study and discussion of current theological issues and trends that are impacting the church.

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Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration in the Doctor of Ministry programs, the applicant must have a Seminary M.Div or M.A. degree (3.0 GPA), and have at least three years of full-time professional ministry experience.

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Admission Requirements

Grace Theological Seminary welcomes applications from all individuals who have a testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

To be admitted as a Grace Theological Seminary student, you’re asked to provide:

  • Official transcripts from the school where you obtained your degree. (If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to

  • A spiritual life reference

  • International applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.

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