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Seminary Academics

MA in Christian Formation

We have created a three-year pathway to degree completion for our distance students. The Summer (June) and January intensives on campus are a way for you to fulfill your residency requirements as a distance learner, as well as get to know our seminary community and fellowship in-person with those you learn with weekly online.

Year One

Fall

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5240 New Testament 1: The Texts and their World 3
Total 3academic

January Term

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CEDF 5100 Christian Education and Formation in the Church 3
SPFM 5201 Journey: The Story of Our Lives 1
Total 4 academic
(4 residency)

Spring

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5210 Old Testament 1: The Pentateuch & Interpretation 3
Total 3 academic

Summer

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
FLDC 5300 Vocational Excellence 1
SPFM 5211 Intercultural Spirituality: The Road Together 1
Cultural Diversity Elective 3
Total 4academic
1 field education
(5 residency)

Year Two

Fall

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
HSTY 5210 Christian History 1: The Early Church to the Early Reformation (1-16c) 3
THEO 5120 Christian Worship 3
Total 6 academic

January

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5108 Ministry Identity and Practice 3
FLDC 7318 Theological Reflection Module 1
Total 3 academic
1 field education
(4 residency)

Spring

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
THEO 5110 Christian Theology 3
BIBL 5220
OR
BIBL 5230
Old Testament 2: Prophets and Preaching Legacy
OR
Old Testament 3: Wisdom and Israel’s Praise
3
SPFM Spiritual Formation Elective 1
Total 7 academic

Summer

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Denominational Elective 3
CEDF/MNST Christian Formation or Ministry Electives 3
FLDC 7315 Cultural Competency Module 1
Total 6 academic
1 field education
(7 residency)

Year Three

Fall

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5250 New Testament 2: The Texts and their Theology 3
CEDF/MNST Christian Formation or Ministry Elective 3
Total 6 academic

Spring

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CEDF/MNST Christian Formation or Ministry Elective 3
General Elective 3
Total 6 academic

Total Academic Credit Hours: 48
Total Field Education Credit Hours: 7
Total Residency Credit Hours: 20 (17 required)