Our hybrid approach combines online course work with focused face-to-face learning to create an incredibly flexible educational experience. The two M.A.G.S. tracks, STAY in your own context or GO join a M.A.G.S. missional partner site in one of the seven different locations around the world, provide ways for you to continue your education wherever you are.

Track 1 allows any M.A.G.S. student to go and join one of our approved partners and receive hands-on mentoring and supervision while working in that context. The benefits of Track 1 include the incredible resources and learning-while-doing opportunities provided by experienced, world-class leaders.

Track 2 allows M.A.G.S. students the opportunity to receive mentoring and supervision while serving in their own local context. All Track 2 students work together in online cohorts with ACU professors for their spiritual direction and mentoring with the convenience of remaining where they are.

Austin, Texas: Learn simple-church planting with dynamic mentors in a major state university setting.

Chiang Mai, Thailand: Pursue training in social justice and/or church planting with seasoned missionary leaders.

Chicago, Illinois: Engage in multicultural church planting with internationally experienced supervisors.

Dallas, Texas: Enter an exciting context with proven missional coaches and trainers.

New York City, New York: Make disciples at the “world’s crossroads” in a community of missionary trainers.

Mexico City, Mexico: Join a vibrant team working incarnationally at the economic margins of this great city.

Abilene, Texas: Explore new/old expressions of life in the Kingdom with skilled mentors in the original M.A.G.S. location.


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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