Global Mission Leadership

2017 Euro-Asia Division Cohort

Learning Modalities
Module Descriptions
Contact the Coordinator

The concentration in Global Mission Leadership is culturally contextualized and is taught in sponsoring field locations outside the North American Division.


The Seventh-day-Adventist Theological Seminary is one of the most culturally diverse seminaries in North America. Approximately 40% of on-campus enrollment is comprised of international students. The SDA Theological Seminary faculty also reflects an international flavor. In response to the needs expressed by leaders in the international headquarters of the SDA denomination, the Doctor of Ministry program determines to be a global program preparing participants for global service. Participants from outside the United States often join cohorts within the United States, and the program is experienced in providing international cohort sites as well. Further, by teaching at an extension site, we increase the number of those who will become active in leadership within their home countries.

Language of Instruction and Translation
All instruction and academic work will be in Russian. Classroom presentations may be in English with Russian translators.
Learning Modalities

The learning modalities to be included in the concentration’s pedagogy are:

  • Classroom lectures interspersed with didactic and experiential learning
  • Networking with experienced practitioners and experts in the field of mission  leadership, as well as colleagues and peers who are cohort members
  • Viewing of videos, power point presentations, and listening to audio visual performances
  • Participating and leading out in breakout groups and interactive exercises
  • Forming support groups who collaborate in collective assignments, discussion and prayer groups
  • Being mentored by faculty members and in turn mentor cohort colleagues
  • Researching ministry and project issues through analyzing current literature, through participant observations, case studies, and field research
  • Implementing dissertation project plans in the actual context of their ongoing ministry settings (based on theological reflections, field research, and an intervention involving a specific challenge in a ministry context)
  • Monitoring (documenting) implementation activities and critically self-evaluating project implementations (for the purpose of making adjustments and identifying lessons learned)
  • Regular communications (newsletter) between professors and students with updates, reminders, and feedbacks
  • Establishing a ministry development plan (MDP) which will be used in monitoring and assessing ministerial growth throughout the program
  • Context support groups to review each student’s MDP annually and provide assessment of progress.
Module Descriptions

(To be provided)


Dr. Bruce Bauer serves as coordinator for this concentration. He can be reached at 1-269-471-6373,


All intensives will take place on the campus of Zaoksky University, Tula, Russia.
Cohorts are identified by the year in which they formed. Cohort participants will take these courses and modules:

2017 Global Mission Leadership Cohort

Course requirements and schedule for the cohort that started in 2017:
(follow the linked course/module names to obtain the course requirement documents)

Course # Course Name Instructor Intensive Dates Location

Biblical, Theological and Spiritual Foundations of Mission (6 credits)

Part 1: Kleber Gonçalves
Part 2: Bruce Bauer
May 30-June 4, 2017
June 15-26, 2017
Zaoksky University
GSEM790  DMin Project Seminar (4 credits) David Penno June 5-14, 2017 Zaoksky University
MSSN741  Mission Strategy Development I (4 credits) Boubakar Sanou June 4-15, 2018 Zaoksky University
MSSN731  Cultural and Religious Analysis I (4 credits) Yuri Drumi June 18-28, 2018 Zaoksky University
MSSN742  Mission Strategy Development II (4 cr) Bruce Bauer June 3-14, 2019 Zaoksky University
MSSN732  Cultural and Religious Analysis II (4 cr) Yuri Drumi June 17-28, 2019 Zaoksky University
GSEM796  DMin Project (6 cr)
Various May 25-June 19, 2020 Zaoksky University


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For dates and locations of courses planned for cohorts in other concentrations, see the four-year DMin Program Planner.

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