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- Master of Divinity
- Master of Divinity (Online)
- Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership
- Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship
- Master of Arts [Biblical Studies]
- Master of Arts [Biblical and Theological Studies]
- Master of Arts [Intercultural and Urban Studies]
- Five-Year B.A./M.A. Pastoral Studies
- Graduate Certificates
- Online and Modular Courses
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MASTER OF ARTS IN MINISTRY LEADERSHIP–
VOCATIONAL STEWARDSHIP TRACK
The master of Arts in ministry Leadership–Vocational Stewardship Track (M.A.M.L.-V.S. Track) is a 48-hour academic program designed to prepare you for effective Christian leadership—with a focus on vocational stewardship—in a variety of settings through biblical, theological, professional and spiritual-life training.
This program provides advanced training in vocational stewardship for current and future pastors, administrators, business people, business-as-mission entrepreneurs, managers in Christian organizations and people engaged in various vocations in the workplace. The M.A.M.L.-V.S. Track is for students with a college or Bible-college degree, with or without ministry experience, who are interested in teaching, fostering, and modeling exemplary biblical stewardship within the church and in the various vocations in the workplace.
You will learn to interpret the Bible; integrate faith, work and economics in whole-life, 24/7 discipleship; pursue biblical virtues and excellence in the workplace; and find meaning and fulfillment in personal, spiritual and professional life. You will be equipped to value holiness and soul care in vocations, apply biblical ethical principles in vocations, and design and launch a social-entrepreneurial venture consistent with the teachings of Christ for societal good-reversing poverty, economic distress and injustice while encouraging economic flourishing.
You will also engage in a practical, hands-on immersion-and-innovation project that provides an opportunity to experience virtuous membership and participation in a real-life vocational setting.
The program seeks to attain three types of outcomes in the life of the student: academic, professional and relational.
The academic outcome is a graduate who is biblically and theologically grounded and a maturing follower of Christ who can engage in critical and constructive theological reflection and develop biblical and practical strategies of effective vocational stewardship within the Church and in the workplace—meaning a whole-life, 24/7 discipleship.
This outcome is based on a solid foundation of interpreting the Bible using digital resources and studies in biblical vocational stewardship that will enable students to articulate, critically analyze, evaluate and carefully apply the historical, theoretical, practical and ethical aspect of vocational stewardship, including:
- the principles of work or vocation as a calling
- holiness and soul care in vocations
- theory and practice of entrepreneurship primarily for social and economic flourishing in an environment that needs development
The professional outcome is a graduate who is a biblically and theologically grounded and maturing follower of Christ who possesses developed and honed skills in vocational stewardship.
This outcome is based on a solid foundation of:
- interpreting the Bible using digital resources and studies in biblical vocational stewardship that will equip students to exegete various contexts and integrate faith, work and economics
- leading to fulfillment in personal, spiritual and professional life
- pursue excellence in the work setting
- apply biblical ethical principles in vocations
- design and modify or launch a social entrepreneurial venture for economic flourishing, including a hands-on innovation and immersion project which helps to transform people and society and allows for personal virtuous membership in society
The relational outcome is a graduate who is biblically and theologically grounded and a maturing follower of Christ who possesses developed interpersonal skills. This outcome is based on a solid foundation of studies in vocational stewardship that will enable students to engage in relationship-fostering activities, modeling and communicating of biblical values and approach to life and work in a diverse and pluralistic work setting.
Master's Degree Core Courses
|BI 5500 Hermeneutics||3|
|BI 5531 Introduction to Theological Research and Digital Literacy||3|
|BI 5532 New Testament History, Literature, and Theology||3|
|BI 5533 Old Testament History, Literature, and Theology||3|
|GM 5500 Communication of Biblical Truth||3|
|HT 5500 Church History||3|
|IS 5500 Theology and Practice of Intercultural Ministry||3|
|SPIRITUAL FORMATION AND DISCIPLESHIP|
|SF 5506 Biblical Spiritual Formation||2|
|IL 5500 Biblical Spiritual Formation Lab 1||1|
|ST 5534 Systematic Christian Theology 1||3|
|ST 5535 Systematic Christian Theology 2||3|
M.A.M.L.-V.S. Track Emphasis Courses
|MN 5500 Essentials for Excellence in Ministry Leadership||3|
|MN 6601 Power, Conflict, Resolution, and Transformational Leadership||3|
|VS 5501 Vocational Stewardship: Integration of Faith, Work and Economy||3|
|VS 6601 Morality, Integrity and Ethics in Vocations||3|
|VS 6602 Social Entrepreneurship for Economic Flourishing/"Shalom"||3|
|VS 7701 Practice of Vocational Stewardship||3|
— Michelle, Manila, Philippines
M.A. in Spiritual Formation