The table below shows the uniqueness of each program in the fulfillment of the educational objectives of the institution and also discriminates the differences between the projected learning levels of the shorter program verses the longer program. The educational objectives for the institution are specified in column 1, aligned beside the program outcomes for the competencies targeted for the students by the end of each program.

Educational Objectives

M.A. in Ministry Program Learning Outcomes

(global competencies)

MDIV Program Learning Outcomes (global competencies)

 

 

 

I. Bible Mastery

Competently interpret biblical texts and apply them in their ministry contexts

Articulate effectively a sound biblical and historical theology

II. Ministerial Leadership

Articulate a ministry vision and competently implement it

Mobilize the church for social transformation, conflict, reconciliation and global mission

III. Lifelong Learning

Develop practices of personal and spiritual maturity

Develop practices of personal and spiritual maturity

IV. Contextual Commitment

Identify ones ministry contexts and cultures and link it with biblical settings

Have capacity to do church planting and church renewal

V. Effective Communication

Lead competently, organize and manage skillfully, mentoring laity for their ministries in families and in local churches

Lead competently, organize and manage skillfully, mentoring laity for their ministries in families, churches, and the public sector


In order to more intentionally and accurately ensure student achievement, the program learning      outcomes (global competencies) are broken down to more specific competencies that are more  measureable. These are selected for each course syllabus. There are eighteen of these specific              program outcomes listed below linked to the five educational objectives of the institution:

Bible Mastery: To equip students with the ability to

  1. Describe the form, content and purposes of theBible
    1. Interpret the meaning of passages in light of their genres andbackgrounds,
    2. Exegetebiblicaltextswithaccuracyastotheirhistoricalandtheologicalunderpinnings,
    3. Apply biblical texts to different people andsettings.

Ministerial Leadership: To provide tools and opportunities for students to be able to

  1. Manage time, relationships and self as aleader
  2. Consistently engage in personal spiritualdisciplines
  3. Evaluate oneself and social settings, includingfamily
  4. Work with a mentor and in ateam.

Lifelong Learning: To facilitate lifelong learning by leading students to be able to

  1. Think, read and listen critically andcreatively
  2. Conduct accurate and ethicalresearch
  3. Engage followers and lead in bold, contextually appropriateactions

Contextual Commitment: To enable students to work effectively in varying contexts through their ability to

  1. Identifyandexplainthemultipleandglobalcontextsinwhichtheymayserve
  2. Dialogue sensitively with those having different assumptions and/orworldviews
  3. Articulate their own faith with relevance to localcultures,
  4. Lead others in the Church in becoming the redemptive influence in theworld.

Effective Communication: To develop effective communicators in their ability to

  1. Articulate ideas through writing, reading, speaking, andlistening
  2. Apply articulation skills in their classes to discriminate between ideas with clarity, accuracy andconviction
  3. Achievetheirowncommunicationgoalsbyadapting,usingrelevantknowledgeandcreativity, to different settings andaudiences.

Furthermore, in order to more intentionally and accurately ensure student learning towards the program outcomes, learning outcomes (LOs) are articulated specifically for each course. The LOs target different domainsofstudentlearning:cognition,skills,attitudes,behaviorsandperspectives;theyaremeasureableand arelinkedwiththelearningactivities,educationalresourcesandrequirementsofthecourse.