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School of Theology and Ministry

Spiritual Direction Specialization

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

 I. Scripture  

Six STMM credits, including

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

II. Systematic and Historical Theology

Nine credits

  • STMM 5000 Christian Anthropology (3)
  • STMM 5630 History of Christian Spirituality (3)

Choose one of the following courses (3)

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  • STMM 5010 Christology (3)
  • STMM 5030 Theology in an Ecumenical Context (3)
  • STMM 5050 Sacramental & Liturgical Theology (3)
  • STMM 5100 Theology & Practice of Worship (3)
  • STMA 5040 God, Creation & Trinity (3)
  • STMA 5750 Images of the Sacred (3)

III. Spirituality, Ethics and Justice  

Twenty-one credits:

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  • STMM 5470 Christian Sexuality (3)
  • STMM 5600 Ministry in a Multicultural Context (3)
  • STMM 5610 Contemporary Christian Spirituality & Prayer (3)
  • STMM 5620 Psycho-Spiritual Development (3)
  • STMM 5700 Spiritual Discernment (3)
  • Selective in Ethics or Justice (3)

IV. Pastoral Skills and Ministerial Formation

Twenty-seven credits

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  • STMM 5530 Pastoral Care Skills (3)
  • STMM 5540 Fostering Communities of Faith (3)STMM 5730 Spiritual Retreats: Theory & Practicum (3)
  • STMM 5570, 5580, 5590 Ministerial & Theological Integration I, II, & III (3)
  • STMM 5710 The Art of Spiritual Direction (3)
  • STMA 5530, 5540 Art of Spiritual Direction Practicum I, II (6)
  • STMA 5740 Spirituality Synthesis (3)

V. Electives (9)

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE ................. 72

Alternatives

Post-Master's Certificate in Transforming Spirituality