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School of Theology and Ministry

Diaconal Ministry Specialization

* All credits are quarter credits ** Years average is based on FT at 3 classes per quarter 

 I. Scripture  

Six  credits

  • STMM 5260 Hebrew Scriptures (3)
  • STMM 5270 Christian Scriptures: Narratives (3) or STMA 5380 Christian Scriptures: Letters (3)

II. Systematic and Historical Theology

Twelve credits

  • STMM 5000 Christian Anthropology (3)
  • STMM 5010 Christology (3)
  • STMM 5030 Theology in an Ecumenical Context (3)
  • STMA 5160 History of Ancient Christianity (3) or STMA 5170 History of Medieval Christianity (3)

III. Spirituality, Ethics, & Justice

Nine credits

  • STMM 5040 Christian Ethics (3)
  • STMM 5600 Ministry in a Multicultural Context (3)
  • STMM 5610 Contemporary Christian Spirituality & Prayer (3)

IV. Pastoral Skills & Ministerial Formation 

Fifteen credits:

  • STMM 5530 Pastoral care Skills (3)
  • STMM 5540 Fostering Communities of Faith (3)
  • STMM 5570 Ministerial/Theological Integration I (3)
  • STMM 5580 Ministerial/Theological Integration II (3)
  • STMM 5590 Ministerial/Theological Integration III (3)

V. Worship and Liturgy 

Three credits

  • STMM 5050 Sacramental & Liturgical Theology (3) or STMM 5100 Theology and Practice of Worship (3)

VI. Denominational Specific Requirements (9)
 

Nine credits

Roman Catholic

  • STMM 5070 Deacon Studies I (3)
  • STMM 5080 Deacon Studies II (3)
  • STMM 5090 Deacon Studies III (3)

Lutheran (ELCA)

  • STMA 5840 Lutheran Confessions (3)
  • Advanced Scripture (3)
  • Elective (3)

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE ................. 54