This 12-hour specialization provides opportunities to dig deeper into Old Testament and New Testament studies and interpreting biblical languages. It can serve to equip students who plan on furthering scholarly pursuits and enrich preparation for lifelong preaching and teaching from biblical texts.
This 12-hour specialization is designed to develop a framework for understanding how to be a thoughtful presence to diverse populations and in various contexts, who may be experiencing crisis or grief.
Creation Care is the Church’s response to the ecological crisis and God’s command to “keep” the Earth (Genesis 2:15). This 12-hour specialization is designed to form evangelical leaders who will cultivate the care of creation in their communities.
Christian History and Theology
This 12-hour specialization provides the opportunity for specialized study of topics such as Christian ethics, women in church history, history of various traditions and movements, as well as focused study on the doctrine of God, Christ or the Holy Spirit.
Design your own specialization by integrating 12-hours of course work from various disciplines such as Biblical Studies, Christian History and Theology (CHTH), Ministry Leadership (MLDR), Pastoral Studies (PSTD) and Spiritual Formation and Discipleship (SFAD).
The Pastoral Studies specialization offers 12-hours of coursework focused on developing theoretical basis for understanding leadership, the role of pastor, and the purpose of the church in the Western and global context. An important component of this concentration is the intention to develop leaders and pastors who are "reflective practitioners."
Spiritual Formation and Discipleship
This 12-hour specialization is designed to train discerning and gifted people as spiritual guides in the Christian tradition and develop ministry skills for helping others become more Christlike in their everyday living.
- Master of Divinity in Portland and online
- Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership in Portland and online