Ministry Formation (MF)

MF500 –  Discovering & Developing Your Ministry Potential.  This course will prepare students to successfully complete a graduate program in theological studies and subsequent entry into ministry leadership positions. Students will articulate their vocational aspirations in light of their divine design which includes their unique gifts, temperament, and ministry experiences.  Required of all MA (BTS) students during their first year of studies. 0 credits (Pass/No Pass, a grade of B- is required to pass and all assignments designated as “not optional” must be completed). A lab fee will be assigned.  (Pass/No pass). 

MF501 –  Discovering & Developing Your Ministry PotentialThis course will prepare students to successfully complete a graduate program in theological studies and subsequent entry into ministry leadership positions. Students will articulate their vocational aspirations in light of their divine design which includes their unique gifts, temperament, and ministry experiences. Required of all MA (ML), MA (GL) and M.Div. students during their first year of studies.   2 credits.

MF531 - Ministry Formation I. You will engage in ministry in a local church or Christian organization in order to increase ministry competencies and grow in Christian character. You will develop skills in theological reflection in community as you discuss actual ministry case studies. You will attain skills to be a lifelong learner through the implementation of a personal development plan. You will learn how to gain wisdom from an experienced ministry mentor and you will become adePTat receiving healthy feedback from others in the Christian community. Prerequisite: MF501. 0 credits (Pass/No pass).

MF532 - Ministry Formation II. An individualized course designed to expand and deepen a student’s ministry competencies, grow in character, and/or improve personal and interpersonal skills in a particular area of ministry. A learning contract will be developed that includes a ministry mentor at a specific ministry site. This individualized study will provide flexibility for a student to focus on needed areas of ministry leadership development. Prerequisites: MF501, MF531. 0 credits (Pass/No pass).

MF533/534 - Ministry Formation III & IV.  An individualized course designed to expand and deepen a student’s ministry competencies, grow in character, and/or improve personal and interpersonal skills in a particular area of ministry. A learning contract will be developed that includes a ministry mentor at a specific ministry site. This individualized study will provide flexibility for a student to focus on needed areas of ministry leadership development. Prerequisites: MF501. MF531, MF532.  0 credits (Pass/No pass).