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DIS Cohort - Fall 2020

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Fall 2020 Cohort

The DIS program consists of four modules, each comprising courses that address research and application in context. Students interact online and in person, wrestling together with key concepts and sharing in ways that sharpen and strengthen one another both academically and spiritually. Each cohort becomes a vibrant learning community that encourages and supports one another through the doctoral process.

Cohort Mentors

steve sageSteven Sage, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies

A DMiss graduate (2013), Dr. Sage has been teaching in the DIS program for five years. His doctoral work focused on pastoral missiology and ecclesiology for American churches, for which he received the Donald McGavran Award for making a significant contribution to the field. As a scholar-practitioner, he works to bridge the gap between academic theory and the real-world ministry of a local church. He’s served in three church plants and was an administrator for a church planting network. Currently, he serves as a pastor in the New York metro area.

Andy MeyersAndrew Myers, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Leadership

A graduate of both the MAGL (2010) and the DIS (2015) programs, Dr. Myers also holds a Graduate Diploma in Biblical Languages from Phillips Theological Seminary (2014). He has served as a missionary in Namibia, a worship leader and youth pastor, a coordinator for a ministry for adults with intellectual disabilities, and as Fuller’s human subject research (HSR) coordinator. Myers currently serves as a pastor in his local church. With particular expertise in instructional design, he brings his passion to develop Christian communities of practice that promote attentiveness and responsiveness  to the mission of God as he walks alongside DIS students.

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Important Dates

Early Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Application Deadline: July 31, 2020
Term Begins: September 28, 2020
First Synchronous Online Intensive: November 30–December 11, 2020
Location: 1st Year Online, Years 2-4 in Pasadena, California

Admissions Decisions will be sent out before September 1, 2020

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