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International Center for Diaspora Mission

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DM 101  Biblical-Theological Foundations for Diaspora Missions

This course explores the biblical-theological frameworks for participating in God’s redemptive mission for organizing and developing reproducible and multiplicative disciple-making communities among people who live outside their places of origin.

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DM 102  Cultural Anthropology for Diaspora Ministries

This course introduces leaders to the relevant principles and tools of cultural anthropology for effective ministries among diaspora ethno-linguistic communities. Special emphasis will be given to contextualized communication and embodiment of the gospel among people on the move.

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DM 103 Business as Mission for Diaspora Communities 

This course examines the biblical-theological foundations for business and its challenges and missional opportunities for global diaporas.

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DM 104  Case Studies for Diaspora Missions

This course equips leaders with pertinent research methodologies (foundations) and methods (techniques) for conducting case studies on relevant topics in diaspora missions.

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DM 105  Pastoral Care and Counseling for People on the Move

This course prepares leaders to deal with the basic types of pastoral caregiving, crisis intervention, and counseling issues and techniques for people in diaspora.

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DM 106  Contemporary Trends in Diaspora Missiology

This course analyzes recent developments in Diaspora Missiology, including but not limited to major issues in globalization, immigration laws and policies, social justice, refugee crisis and experience, human smuggling, human trafficking, gentrification, or urbanization.

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N.B. The historical segment of Diaspora Missiology and the Movement that came out of it can be included in DM 101, DM 104, and DM 106. 

This course could develop into a separate class offering as ICDM expands in a foreseeable future.

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