The Cross-cultural Ministry Center offers LCMC students a four-year, 106-semester credit, online, affordable program leading to a fully accredited enhanced M.A. in Theology (with an emphasis in Theology and Culture).
The CMC approaches theological and pastoral education in a rather unique way. We specialize in forming missionary pastors and leaders who are equipped to faithfully bring God’s Word to the increasingly multi-cultural contexts of 21st century America. In other words, we do everything from a missionary perspective.
Our program attempts to integrate and emphasize two things:
- Intentionally shaping one's theological thinking by delving deeply and seriously into confessional Lutheran theology at a Master's level; and
- Intentionally shaping missionary habits in the church leader by a program-wide missiological emphasis, specific mission-oriented courses, and an internship (arranged by the student and supervised by an LCMC mentor pastor) that involves the planning and actual launching of a new "culture-crossing" ministry to the unchurched.
Both of these elements working together make our program the equivalent of an M.Div. and satisfy LCMC certification requirements for ordained ministry.