Theological education trends, cross cultural ministry

Fletcher’s M.Div. with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Ministry is a great program for a number of reasons. The program’s focus on cross-cultural ministry is especially relevant in today’s increasingly diverse and globalized world. As the population becomes more diverse, it is increasingly important for religious leaders to be able to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Fletcher’s program provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to be effective cross-cultural ministers.

Additionally, the program is based in San Antonio, which has a large multi-cultural population. This means that students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with people from a variety of different cultural backgrounds. San Antonio is a particularly rich environment for cross-cultural ministry, as it has a strong Hispanic heritage and a thriving immigrant community.

In addition to the unique opportunities offered by its location, Fletcher’s program also has a strong curriculum that prepares students for a career in cross-cultural ministry. The program covers a range of topics, including theology, biblical studies, and pastoral ministry, all with a focus on cross-cultural issues. Students also have the opportunity to participate in internships and other practical experiences, which allow them to apply what they have learned in real-world settings.

Overall, Fletcher’s M.Div. with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Ministry is a great program for anyone interested in pursuing a career in cross-cultural ministry. Its focus on cross-cultural issues, combined with its location in San Antonio, make it an ideal choice for students who want to gain the skills and knowledge they need to be effective ministers in today’s diverse and globalized world.

MDiv Cross-Cultural Ministry Track
Preparing for Ministry3
SPFM 6301Preparation for Ministry3
Interpreting Christian Scripture9
BIBL 6300Principles of Biblical Interpretation3
BIBL 6311* or 6312Interpreting the New Testament I or II*3
BIBL 6331* or 6332Interpreting the Hebrew Scripture I or II*3
Understanding Christian Life & Thought12
THEO 6300Applied Christian Theology3
THEO 6330Advanced Theology (Denominational)3
THEO 6351Contemporary Issues in Theology3
CHST 6300Applied Christian History3
Ministering to Persons45
CHST 6302The Global Church3
SPFM 6301Foundations in Christian Ministry3
SPFM 6303Spiritual Practices3
SPFM 6302Ethics as Spiritual Formation3
PMIN 6310Pastoral Care3
CLDS 6330Applied Leadership in Ministry3
CLDS 6360Conflict Management in Ministry3
CLDS 6370Christian Worship3
MNST 6340Preaching3
**** 63XXFree Elective3
**** 63XXFree Elective9
Integrating the Theory & Practice of Ministry3
SMIN 6301Clinical Pastoral Education (1 Unit)3
SMIN 6303Supervision in Ministry3
SMIN 6330Capstone3
# Elective courses for the Cross-Cultural Ministry Track will be taken from the following courses.
CCMN 6312Intersectionality and Scripture
CCMN 6338Sociology of Religions**
CCMN 6343Ministry in Hispanic/Latino/Latina Communities
CCMN 6344Ministry in Black Communities
CCMN 6345Ministry in Southeast Asian Communities
CCMN 6340Cultural Competence, Inclusion, & Vulnerable Populations
CCMN 6372Interfaith Relationships
** This course may be taught with a focus on Sociology of Hispanic/Latina/Latino Communities, Sociology of Black Communities, or Sociology of Southeast Asian Communities in particular terms depending on the primary ethnic makeup of the students registered for the course that term.