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Master of Divinity – Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to engage in issues using sound, ethical, multicultural and justice-focused decision-making
  • Demonstrate ability to engage social issues using sound, ethical, multicultural, and justice-focused, critical decision-making
  • Develop ecumenical awareness as it impacts effectiveness in ministry practices
  • Increase competence in dealing with interfaith issues
  • Demonstrate competence in dealing with interfaith issues
  • Become effective leaders in contemporary spiritual, justice, and religious issues of the day
  • Demonstrate effective leadership in contemporary spiritual, justice, and religious issues
  • Prepare and implement worship services with sound biblical and theological principles
  • Demonstrate effective leadership, administrative, and critical thinking skills, reflecting on contemporary issues
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically articulate the biblical, theological, and historical development of the Christian tradition and relate it to contemporary religious issues
  • Demonstrate competence in biblical interpretation when addressing contemporary justice issues
  • Demonstrate historical awareness when addressing contemporary justice issues

 

Master of Arts (Academic) – Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a diverse knowledge of Scripture, theology, ethics and moral theology in historic and the modern global context.
  • Understand how contextuality informs theological interpretation.
  • Interpret Scripture in a wide range of ministry contexts.
  • Understand how contextuality informs ethical considerations.
  • Perform scholarly interdisciplinary research.
  • Effectively serve faith-based organizations as leaders and teachers.
  • Ability to utilize multiple theological methodological approaches.
  • Produce a scholarly thesis/research paper.

 

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry – Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to engage in issues using sound, ethical, multicultural and justice-focused decision-making
  • Develop ecumenical awareness as it impacts effectiveness in ministry practices
  • Increase competence in dealing with interfaith issues
  • Become effective leaders in contemporary spiritual, justice, and religious issues of the day
  • Prepare and implement worship services with sound biblical and theological principles
  • Demonstrate effective leadership, administrative, and critical thinking skills, reflecting on contemporary issues
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically articulate the biblical, theological, and historical development of the Christian tradition and relate it to contemporary religious issues

 

Doctor of Ministry – Student Learning Outcomes

  • Examine and analyze ethical, multi-cultural, and justice-focused study that impacts ministry for the poor and the privileged
  • Engage in ecumenical practices and dialogues to understand the various ministry contexts
  • Enhance effective leadership skills by integrating social, racial, economic, environmental, cultural, and political issues in their research and practice of ministry
  • Establish effective administrative practices through efficient ministerial supervision, pastoral analysis, and organizational management
  • Demonstrate integration of new biblical, theological, and historical reflection in their context of ministerial leadership

 

Urban Ministry Diploma – Student Learning Outcomes

  • Effectively serve faith-based organizations as leaders and teachers.
  • Successfully communicate with people of diverse gender, racial, experiential, and faith backgrounds, and articulate ways in which systemic dynamics (such as power) effect and influence these communications.
  • Interpret Scripture in a wide range of ministry contexts using solid principles of exegesis.
  • Communicate in effective ways your knowledge of scripture, theology, and ethics to a variety of contemporary ministry contexts.
  • Understand how contextuality informs theological interpretation and ethical considerations.