What factors contribute to the growth of faith in persons? How do we nurture faith and discipleship in children, teens and adults? How is our theology lived out in our practices of nurture, education and discipleship? In what ways does cultural context affect faith formation? We will reflect on our own practices as we explore these questions, drawing on the fields of practical theology, psychology, educational methodology and sociology.
The M.A.C.P. offers the opportunity to enhance your gifts for ministry as you participate in your local faith community and in secular businesses or organizations. The strength of this 36-unit degree is our faculty who teach from their daily involvement as parish pastors, hospital chaplains, campus ministers, and other expressions of ministry. These faculty are therefore experienced in integrating theory and practice in the classroom. As you join fellow students in small interactive classes, personal attention is offered to each student both in advising and in the classroom.