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FOUR-YEAR COHORT SCHEDULES FOR UPCOMING DMISS COHORTS

FALL 2019 GENERAL MISSIOLOGY COHORT

EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 3, 2019*
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 26, 2019

FACULTY MENTORS: Convening the cohort - Drs. Andy Myers & Alan Weaver; with Dr. Charles Fleming, and Dr. Mark Hopkins

Cohort Dates Module 1: 2019 Module 2: 2020 Module 3: 2021 Module 4: 2022
Term Begins September 30, 2019 September 28, 2020 September 27, 2021 September 26, 2022
- Campus Intensive Begins December 2, 2019 October 5, 2020 November 8, 2021 September 26, 2022
- Campus Intensive Ends December 13, 2019 October 16, 2020 November 19, 2021 September 30, 2022
Term Ends June 12, 2020 June 11, 2021 June 10, 2022 June 9 , 2023

*Apply early for more assistance preparing for the start of your program

See note below about intensive locations

SPRING 2020 GENERAL MISSIOLOGY COHORT

EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 25, 2019*
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 24, 2020

FACULTY MENTORS: Convening the cohort - Drs. Andy Myers & Mark Hopkins; with Dr. Alan Weaver,  and Dr. Charles Fleming

Cohort Dates
Module 1: 2020 Module 2: 2021
Module 3: 2022
Module 4: 2023
Term Begins March 30, 2020 March 29, 2021 March 29, 2022 March 27, 2023
- Campus Intensive Begins June 1, 2020 April 12, 2021 April 25, 2022 March 27, 2023
- Campus Intensive Ends June 12, 2020 April 23, 2021 May 6, 2022 March 31, 2023
Term Ends December 11, 2020 December 10, 2021 December 9, 2022 December 8, 2023

*Apply early for more assistance preparing for the start of your program

A note about intensive locations: It will be our aim to host in the following locations; however, students are urged not to purchase tickets or make reservations before confirming with the DMiss Office: dmiss@fuller.edu

  • Module's 1 and 2: Pasadena, CA (main Fuller campus)
  • Module's 3 and 4: Pomona, CA (Fuller's new main campus: anticipated move from Pasadena in Summer 2021)

While we do our best to maintain the faculty scheduling as noted above, scheduling is subject to change.

Faculty

Andy Myers
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Leadership

Andy Myers (MAGL ’10, DIS ’15) has trained and taught the MAGL and Doctor of Intercultural Studies programs since 2015.
Andy and his wife spent two years as missionaries in Namibia, Africa, where he taught science in a local secondary school and ministered with a local church. Upon return, Andy served for several years as a worship leader and associate/youth pastor, and also coordinated a ministry for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Along with teaching DMiss Modules 1, 2, and 4, Andy currently serves as a campus pastor.

Alan Weaver
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies

Alan Weaver (PhD ’04) completed his doctoral studies under Sherwood Lingenfelter. Alan has been coaching doctoral students since then, and began teaching in the DMiss program in 2007. He currently teaches in Modules 1, 2, and 4, mentoring numerous students.
Alan has served with Entrust for over 30 years, following his passion to provide training to pastors and leaders around the world. Alan serves at Entrust as vice president in charge of expansion and curriculum.

Steve Sage
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies

Steve Sage (DMiss ’13) received the Donald McGavran Award for making a significant contribution to the field with his dissertation, which focused on pastoral missiology and ecclesiology for American churches. As a scholar-practitioner, Steve works to bridge the gap between academic theory and the practical ministry of a local church. Steve began teaching in the DMiss in 2014, and is currently in the final year of a cohort focused on pastoral missiology, which he mentors and teaches with Dr. Wilbert Shenk.
A senior pastor, Steve continues to lead his congregation in missional renewal as he teaches each year with the DMiss program.

Charles Fleming
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Leadership

Charles Fleming (MAGL ’06, DMiss ’11) is one of our most proficient Module 3 professors––Leadership Change and Change Dynamics are his “sweet spot.”
Charles has worked for over 35 years in a variety of roles with Grace Communion International, from pastor, to Caribbean regional administrator, to mission developer in Latin America and the Caribbean, then finally to Caribbean superintendent of missions, a position he’s held since 2006.

Nearing retirement from Grace Communion International, Charles looks forward to training in further Modules of the DMiss program, even as he remains a staple Module 3 professor.

Mark Hopkins
Assistant Professor of Leadership

Mark Hopkins, who joined Fuller in 2001, is director of the Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL) and the Doctor of Missiology programs, as well as assistant professor of leadership in the School of Intercultural Studies.
A scholar in the areas of leadership, postmodern mission, and missional ecclesiology, Mark has taught courses at both Pepperdine University and Fuller, primarily in the areas of leadership and of Christianity and culture. He has also pastored with local congregations for 17 years, ministering in New York, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, and California. In the mid-1990s, Mark participated in three church-planting campaigns—serving as director of one—in Russia.