Immigrant churches in North America and around the world are an integral part of the global faith community with their own unique challenges, including intergenerational and intercultural issues. If these challenges are not dealt with in a deliberate and creative way, the potential of these churches may be hampered, wasting valuable kingdom resources that may be used for the sake of the gospel.
The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) now offers the Thriving Immigrant Churches Track in partnership with the Hiebert Center/TICI (Thriving Immigrant Congregations Initiative) for immigrant church pastors and leaders in North America to engage with their unique challenges and opportunities. Beginning fall 2022, this track will offer these leaders a focused learning track that is theologically sound, contextually relevant, and missional in nature.
Thriving Immigrant Churches Track Required Courses
Required for all DMin students
Total DMin Credit Hours: 30 hours
The above post-course learning tasks may be replaced by similar learning tasks if instructors assign such learning tasks as part of the course requirements.
The Thriving Immigrant Churches Track will offer immigrant pastors and leaders multiple learning opportunities to address their unique challenges by helping them to form innovative ministry strategies and a strong witnessing community that will bless their neighbors and beyond. It will provide space for immigrant church pastors and leaders to be refreshed, recharged, and reengaged for the sake of Christ and his kingdom.
Though many other seminaries offer Chinese studies, Korean studies, and Spanish studies, this new track is unique and contextual, focusing on the critical issues that immigrant churches face: the conflicts and tensions between First Generation (FG) and Second Generation (SG), forming a strong community of reconciliation, and reaching out to their neighbors beyond their ethnic boundaries.
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