Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation
The Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Formation is provided through a two-year online learning community designed for pastors and Christian leaders. The program is built on a Wesleyan approach to spiritual formation with particular attention given to the role of the minister as a spiritual guide and mentor. Pastors and Christian leaders will be given both a theological and practical foundation for providing spiritual direction and leadership to others. To maximize contextualization, students in this program participate in a ministry mentoring relationship in their own ministry settings. Ministry mentors receive a small stipend for the support offered. Students in this program complete eight four-credit courses, plus two two-credit supervised ministry courses that must be completed near the end of the student's program, scheduled in consultation with the program coordinator.