The purpose of the DIS program is to prepare student for specialized expertise in intercultural and its cognate disciplines, for leadership role in intercultural ministries, and for research and teaching
- Prepare students to expertise in theories and practices on specialized intercultural and its cognate disciplines.
- Equip them for leadership role in intercultural ministries.
- Enable them to teach effectively in intercultural contexts.
The DIS is a non-residential program with a flexible schedule. Courses are conducted in one-week intensive modules. Students take courses while remaining active in ministry. Some course will be completed online or in virtual classes. Research and Dissertation should be field-based, which will enhances students’ ministry. Students work closely with their supervisor who will advice and mentor them in all matters related to their study, field research, dissertation. Studies at EWCIS may qualify for credit towards an degree of DOCTOR OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES from graduate schools associated with EWCIS.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS
International Development, Urban Mission, Church Planting, Mission Leadership, Children at Risk, Women at Risk, Islamic Studies, Buddhism, Hinduism, Missionary Church, Member Care, Business As Mission, Short-term Mission, Mission Organization or develop your own.
Foundational Seminars 8 units
Program Design 4 units
Literature Review 8 units
Research Methods 4 units
Context Research 8 units
Strategy Application 4 units
Integration 4 units
Dissertation Writing 8 units