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Thriving Immigrant Churches Track (TICT)

Library resources for TICT program


The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program now offers the Thriving Immigrant Churches Track (TICT) in partnership with the Hiebert Center/TICI (Thriving Immigrant Congregations Initiative) for immigrant church pastors and leaders in North America to engage with their unique challenges and opportunities. TICT will offer these leaders a focused learning track that is theologically sound, contextually relevant, and missional in nature.

Instructors and mentors come from various ethnic communities.

Required courses for all DMin students

MN 9550


Missional Leadership in Today's Church (3 hrs) This foundational course, taken as the first course in your program, provides an overview of the DMin Program, addresses the issues facing pastors and leaders in today's changing culture, and helps students begin to shape their Major Research Project proposal.
MN 9990 Research Methods (3 hrs) This course prepares students to design and implement a research project that addresses a problem or goal in the area of ministry where they are currently serving. Upon finishing the course, students secure their two readers and submit their proposal for approval.
MN 9991 Major Project Research (taken for 6 hrs total) Students implement their proposal from MN 9990, performing the research and writing the report to be submitted as their Major Project paper. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours. Credit/No Credit.

TICT Required Courses (12 hours)

  1. Developing a Healthy Congregational Culture
  2. Becoming a Missional Immigrant Church in North America
  3. Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Immigrant Church
  4. Wrap-Around Course (Built around two TICI gatherings in April and in October and guided by a TEDS faculty member; students will attend only one TICI gathering either in April or October.)