The Master of Arts in Leadership in Faith Formation program is designed for those who wish to lead education and formation programs in congregations. You will be prepared to develop and oversee congregational religious education programs or specialized ministry programs, such as youth and/or children’s ministries, adult or senior adult formation programs, or other community life programs, such as small group or outreach ministries.
The program may be a good fit for you if you are interested in pursuing a career in a variety of church ministry contexts, most likely associate ministry positions in mid-size or larger churches with religious education and other specialized ministry programs that require leadership with focused attention to faith development and religious and theological training.
In addition to achieving the core MAL degree learning outcomes, a graduate of the MAL in Faith Formation program will be able to:
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Hebrew Bible 1: Orientation
New Testament 1: Epistles, Acts, and Revelation
Hebrew Bible 2: Four Gospels
Religious and Theological Interpretation
History of Christian Theologies
History of Modern Theologies
Comparative Religious Ethics
Queer and Trans Theologies
Black and Womanist Theologies
|Formation||1||Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation|
|Arts and Theology||1||
History of Arts and Theology
Art, Religion, and Contemporary Culture
|Social Transformation||1||Leadership and Strategies for Social Change|
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|Vocational Contextualization & Skills||6||
Introduction to Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Two Practices of Ministry electives
Master’s Final Project
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