United is one of six seminaries recognized by the UCC General Synod for its special commitment to the United Church of Christ (UCC).
The Master of Divinity in UCC Studies program will prepare you — in collaboration with your Committee on Ministry and local church — for pastoral ministry and ordination as an Authorized Minister in the UCC. The program has been designed in collaboration with the Minnesota Conference Committee on Ministry but should be generally applicable to other regional Committees on Ministry within the national UCC, though you should confirm this with your authorizing bodies.
Note: Completion of the United UCC Studies MDiv does not in itself fulfill the requirements of ordination. Any additional requirements should be noted in conversation with your Committee on Ministry and/or local ordaining church.
This program may be a good fit for you if you are interested in ordained ministry in the UCC, including but not limited to the following roles:
||NUMBER OF COURSES
|Formation||2||Intro to Spiritual and Personal Formation
Organizational Leadership and Administration
|Religious Texts||4||Hebrew Bible 1: Orientation
Hebrew Bible 2: Contextualized Interpretation
New Testament 1: Epistles, Acts, and Revelation
New Testament 2: Four Gospels
|Theological Tradition||4||Religious and Theological Interpretation
History of Christian Theologies
History of Modern Theologies
|Cultural Contextualization||1||Choose one:
|Arts and Theology||1||Choose one:
|Social Transformation||1||Leadership and Strategies for Social Change|
| CORE SUBTOTAL
|Vocational Contextualization & Skills||8||Interreligious Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Preaching and Your Public Voice
Worship of the Church
UCC History, Theology and Polity
CPE Ministry Practicum
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