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Purpose and Goals

The Studies in Ministry Minor is grounded in a belief in the Triune God, and in a belief that we are called to love others as God has loved us. Thus the goals of the minor are:

  • To help students explore Christian ministry as a vocation.
  • To equip students for Christian ministry by nurturing a community of learners who can love, think, discern, serve, and pray together.
  • To foster development of a theological framework for ministry.
  • To encourage students to develop spiritual disciplines that will sustain a lifetime of discipleship and service.
  • To provide all students with the opportunity to begin a lifelong love of theology and commitment to the church.
  • To serve the church by providing women and men who have been trained to lead and serve in many different aspects of Christian ministry.