Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.
About the Program
ACU’s online Master of Arts in Global Service is designed to equip you for ministries that require living, working and communicating in the intercultural contexts typical of today’s global society. Drawing upon theology, sociology, anthropology, history and communication theory, the M.A. in Global Service challenges you to analyze contemporary global concerns, formulate Christian perspectives and explore solutions to intercultural challenges.
All the Details on Your Degree
Our innovative online global service degree includes four one-week campus residencies; web-based course work mixed with face-to-face learning that creates an incredibly flexible educational experience.
Foundations of the Theology of Ministry
Philosophy of Religion
Reading & Engaging Contemporary Cultures
Witness in Global Contexts
Upcoming Start Dates
August 23, 2021
January 10, 2022
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Chris Flanders is a professor and program director for the Master of Arts in Global Service program. He received a BA in Biblical Text, an MS in Missions, and an MDIV at ACU and completed his Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Chris grew up in the midwest, eventually settling down in northern Minnesota. He is married to Cara (Duvall) who works as a supervisor in ACU’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program and a therapist in the ACU Counseling Center. Their two children, Autumn and Ethan (both born while they were serving in Thailand), are a huge part of their lives.
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