Department of Theology

Master of Practical Theology

Course Description

The Master of Practical Theology degree program seeks to:

  • Prepare men and women for ministry both within their own particular communities of faith and cultures and also to the larger body of Christ.
  • Equip students with the theories and practical skills necessary to perform effectively the ministry to which they are called;
  • Increase biblical and theological understanding necessary to undergird these specialized ministries;
  • Encourage students to live a Spirit-empowered life, developing their unique spiritual gifts and callings; and
  • Provide supervised ministry training for those entering specialized ministries.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Practical Theology, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of Scripture and the ability to use hermeneutical and exegetical principles to interpret and apply the Word of God in life and ministry;
  • Explain the heritage, traditions, and practices of the global Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements, including a vision for healing the schism between the Church and the Jewish people;
  • Communicate a biblically-based and Spirit-empowered theology of ministry and leadership based on knowledge of the nature and mission of the Church;
  • Apply biblical and theological knowledge to one’s personal spiritual formation within the practices of ministry;
  • Integrate biblical and theological knowledge in the student’s specialized area of ministry.

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling

Course Description

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling develops counseling skills designed to enhance your ministry in a variety of settings, including as a pastor, lay-counselor or chaplain. Our Christian counseling degree is designed for those who plan to pursue vocations in congregation-based ministries or non-profits.

Learning outcomes

As you complete your degree, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of major theories of pastoral care and counseling and life cycle development.
  • Integrate theological tenets with psychological knowledge and skills to offer pastoral care and counseling in a variety of pastoral counseling settings.

Master of Divinity

Course Description

The mission of the Master of Divinity degree program is to equip servant leaders for making disciples worldwide by developing in them an accurate knowledge of the Word of God, the skills necessary to communicate the Gospel effectively, and character worthy of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ for the leading of the churc

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Divinity, students will be able to:

Identify the basic contents of all books of the Old and New Testaments and the broad historical and cultural background information relevant to the study of the Old and New Testaments.

Exegete and apply a biblical text properly through application of historical-grammatical hermeneutics.

Explain the major doctrines of Christianity, including their biblical basis, historical development, and contemporary relevance, and assess non-evangelical doctrines from an evangelical perspective.

  • Explain the basic elements of Spiritual Theology, namely, the nature, process, and practices of spiritual growth
  • Demonstrate how knowledge of self integrates with knowledge of God in one’s own life
  • Demonstrate relational skills that develop community
  • Articulate how the biblical teaching on vocation shapes one’s own understanding of vocation and gainful employment.
  • Prepare and present sermons demonstrating biblical accuracy, oral clarity and contemporary relevance.
  • Students will demonstrate ministry skills in areas such as evangelism, administration, teaching, counseling, and worship.

 

Learn to excel in your career field, develop leadership skills and impact your world with transformative hope and accomplishment.