E-mail PagePrint Page
Program Goals & Competencies
Listed below are the specific skills and knowledge base that each graduate can expect to acquire as a result of successfully completing a program in the School of Divinity. The descriptions also appear in the University Catalog.
Specific goals have been established for the School of Divinity D.Min. degree:
- Foster continued growth in spiritual maturity;
- Build advanced understanding of the nature and purposes of ministry;
- Enhance competencies in ministerial analysis and skills; Explore and present new knowledge about the practice of ministry;
- Foster integration of these dimensions into the theologically reflective practice of ministry.
The School of Divinity's Ph.D. in Renewal Studies program is intended to equip students with the appropriate breadth of academic learning and practical skills needed to be involved in theological research and education of the highest order. Its curriculum is designed to produce scholars, researchers, and educators with expertise in Renewal Studies. At the successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to:
- exhibit competence in the use of renewal methodological approaches to the disciplines of biblical studies, history, or theology;
- demonstrate fluency with the field of Renewal Studies as applied to biblical studies, history, or theology;
- publish original research in renewal biblical studies, renewal history or renewal theology;
- demonstrate facility with contemporary conventions of advanced academic research methods and approaches in biblical studies, history, or theology, with special reference to renewal studies;
- contribute to the wider conversation of the theological academy from a renewal perspective;
- apply distinctive elements of a research-based pedagogy that are sensitive to the contextual variables of education;
- demonstrate familiarity with instructional planning, learner needs, teaching strategies, technological media, and assessment techniques.