Theory and Practice of Ministry
Theory and practice of ministry courses encourage students to form an understanding of human nature and a theology of lay and ordained ministry.
An action reflection model of learning is used in the M.Div. core curriculum for contextual education. Students develop skills for a comprehensive range of pastoral responsibilities through opportunities for the appropriation of theological disciplines for deepening understanding of the life of the church, for ongoing intellectual and ministerial formation, and for exercising the arts of ministry. As resources and interest allow, students also have the opportunity to take elective courses in a variety of areas for the theory and practice of ministry.