EMPOWERING FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN LEADERS

for every generation, for every culture, for every community.

The Master of Pastoral Ministry is a program that provides foundational training for your ministry to your faith community. It closely integrates your study with your local ministry context, allowing you to reflect upon your learnings in a real-world ministry setting that is relevant to you. The work completed in the MPM is eligible continued study in the Master of Divinity program – the normative degree for preparation toward ordained ministry.

PROGRAM GOALS

Through this program you will be able to:

Acquire skills for proclaiming God’s work in the world through the teaching of Scripture, participating in that work, and calling others to discipleship that participates in that work

Develop nurturing practices for a life of prayer, celebration, and service

Practice cultural engagement, ethical reflection, and passionate witness to the Gospel in word and deed

Develop a life and ministry of hospitality, truthfulness, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, reconciliation, thanksgiving and generosity

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

CREDIT HOURS

FOUNDATIONS

15

  • Interdisciplinary Cornerstone Module
  • Bible Foundation

DIRECTION

12

  • Faith & Life: Church
  • Pastoral Life: Calling, Identity & Ethics
  • The Gospel in a Multicultural World
  • Interpersonal Skills & Conflict Resolutions

FOCUS

12

One course from each of the following categories:

  • Proclamation
  • Evangelism & Mission
  • Pastoral Care
  • Leadership & Administration

SYNTHESIS

9

  • Capstone Module: Practicum, Project & Mentorship

NON-CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation, Retreat, Small Groups, Spiritual Disciplines, Cultural Immersion

TOTAL

 48

ACCESSIBLE  .  TRANSFORMATIONAL  .  PRACTICAL