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Curriculum

Required Courses:

  • Calling and Vocation (opening retreat)
  • Theological Foundations for Ministry
  • Scriptural Foundations for Ministry
  • Spirituality for Ministry
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Research Methodology (dissertation preparation)
 

Support Courses (choose four):

  • Developing Healthy Spiritual Communities
  • Contemporary Theological Issues
  • Preaching and Scripture
  • Biblical Theology of Leadership
  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Church Communities
  • Special topics and Independent studies
 

Special topics courses are offered in conjunction with the Seminary’s annual Conference on Ministry and have focused on such topics as:

  • Leading Like Jesus with Dr. MaryKate Morse
  • Power, Inequality, and Reconciliation in the Church with Christena Cleveland
  • Cultural Intelligence with Soong-Chan Rah
  • The Missional and Emergent Life of the North American Church with Phyllis Tickle
  • The Future of Evangelicalism with David Fitch
  • The Soul of Leadership with Ruth Haley Barton