Concentrations

Biblical Studies

This 12-hour concentration 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.

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Chaplaincy Studies

This 12-hour concentration 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.

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Christian Earthkeeping

Christian Earthkeeping is the Church’s response to the ecological crisis and God’s command to “keep” the Earth (Genesis 2:15). This 12-hour concentration is designed to form evangelical leaders who will cultivate the care of creation in their communities.

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Christian History and Theology

This 12-hour concentration 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.

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Integrated Studies

Design your own concentration 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).

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Pastoral Studies

The Pastoral Studies concentration 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."

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Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

This 12-hour concentration 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.

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Spiritual Direction

This 4-hour concentration offers the theoretical basis for understanding the practice of Spiritual Direction and provides the learning context to develop related skills. This is a required training component for becoming a certified spiritual director after the successful completion of a graduate degree program and supervision.

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