“What can I do with M.A.G.S.?”

M.A.G.S. will equip you for service and leadership across a wide range of settings. It is an ideal degree for anyone who desires to increase their competence to work beyond their own cultural context. More specifically, with this theological and missiological preparation, the M.A.G.S. can serve well anyone who wishes to:

  • Engage in emerging types of Christian ministry (simple church, house church, emerging church, neo-monastic communities)
  • Lead in social justice work, development, or peace-making work in a different culture
  • Work in a missionary setting: whether to North America or anywhere in the world
  • Bring a Christian perspective into an existing business or organization in cross-cultural contexts
  • Grow intercultural and theological capacities to bring into a church, parachurch, or marketplace
  • Work with a non-governmental organization (NGO)

“What is cohort learning?”

The evidence is in that adults learn best in communities of practice. The M.A.G.S. cohorts offer the powerful combination of learning in context in a community alongside seasoned mentor/practitioners and world-class teachers.

“What is different about learning in context?”

The difference between “just in case” learning and “just in time” learning is closely linked with how carefully we are paying attention. When we learn in context, we make connections, seeing how and why our learning matters in the real world. This deeper level of engagement leads our learning into an experience that transforms us and our capacity to serve with competence in that world.

“What is spiritual formation/mentoring?”

Learning to attend deeply to God, to our own gifts and grace, to the giftedness of our community, and to what God is doing in the world around us–these rhythms of attention mark effective missional leadership. M.A.G.S. is designed to deepen the formation of each student in these vital ways.


Serge Gasore ('13)
Master of Arts in
Global Service


"I was born in Rwanda, a lovely country that happened to experience the most horrific tragedy (1994 Rwanda Genocide). After seeing the many problems (wars, inequality, poverty, etc.) the whole world was experiencing I thought that only pursuing education was going to be the most ultimate contribution I can give to change the world and make it a better place than before."


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