Master of Arts

Master of Arts: Leadership and Formation: Spiritual Formation Specialization

The Master of Arts: Leadership and Formation offers a specialization in Spiritual Formation that is designed for pastors and Christian leaders. This fully online program is built on a Wesleyan approach to spiritual formation with particular attention given to the role of the minister as a spiritual guide and mentor. Pastors and Christian leaders will establish both a theological and practical foundation for providing spiritual direction and leadership to others. Students in this program complete eight four-credit courses over the span of four semesters, plus two two-credit supervised ministry courses that must be completed near the end of the student's program, scheduled in consultation with the program coordinator.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. The graduate assesses spiritual journeys of individuals and communities, for the purpose of creating a spiritual formation plan that will stimulate growth in acts of piety and mercy, i.e. inward and outward holiness. (RH)
  2. The graduate practices the role of being a spiritual director, by utilizing spiritual formation practices, to a local group in their ministry context. (CC)
  3. The graduate understands and develops spiritual formation practices, under the supervision of a mentor, that foster personal and spiritual growth. (PSF)
  4. The graduate integrates the various ways spiritual formation may be part of the ministries of a local church in teaching, worship, preaching, and mission. (MPL)
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