This degree is ideal for ministry leaders who want to improve and expand their service in the local church and related educational settings. You may be a teacher or ministry director with a specialty in one area, like youth or family ministries, who seeks additional understanding and skills to serve as a reflective practitioner equipping others. Our program will help you by focusing your coursework on three themes in educational ministry: Congregational Life (family, age-specific and inter-generational ministry), Collaborative Ministry Engagement (leadership, small groups, teams), and Formational Learning (formational discipleship, teaching, and learning).
Where can this degree take me?
This program is designed to turn ministry practitioners into educational leaders who in turn equip others for vibrant church ministries. A degree in Educational Ministries can also prepare you for doctoral studies, or leadership in parachurch ministries, camps, or teaching in some Christian schools.
What will I study?
The three focus areas of the degree are Congregational Life, Collaborative Ministry Engagement, and Formational Learning. Participants will focus on one or two of these themes in their coursework and capstone projects, but will substantively engage all three themes throughout their degree.