School of Theology and Ministry
Master of Divinity

Learning Outcomes

  • Theological Sophistication

    Ability to reflect theologically on the central themes of the Christian tradition. Reading scriptural texts critically.

    Practical Idealism

    Ability to draw critically and constructively on Christian moral traditions to lead sustainably toward a more just and humane world. Ability to lead from spiritual depth toward action for justice and wholeness in the world.

    Perspective Expansion

    Ability to be a responsive, discerning listener who can enter the worldview of the other. Knowledge of the interaction of religious/spiritual experience and culture in their ecumenical and multicultural dimensions.

    Spiritual Leadership

    Ability to discern and nurture spiritual experience in relation to self and others. Ability to articulate and live from an understanding of self as human, minister, and leader.

    Community Leadership

    Ability to guide and direct a faith community (i.e. a congregation, parish, pastoral care unit, etc.) in its mission. Developing the ability to engage the community with its larger social context and to articulate and communicate the mission that guides the community.

    Ecclesial Knowledge

    Knowledge of traditions in relation to sacramental theology, liturgical method, worship elements and structure, and the ability to engage them in an ecumencial diversity of praxis.


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