Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with an MDiv from the United Theological College have achieved the following learning outcomes. They serve in ministry as those who:

Faith Heritage

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the biblical, historical, and theological foundations of the Christianity tradition
  • Employ a variety of methods for theological reflection in the contemporary context
  • Integrate critical thinking, theological reflection, biblical interpretation, and theological imagination into all aspects of ministry practice

 

Culture and context

 

  • Situate their ministry and faith within the cultural, economic, political, social, and environmental issues of our time
  • Reflect theologically and biblically on the mission and ministry of the church using tools of cultural exegesis and social analysis
  • Affirm a theology of hope, rooted in a commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, eco-justice, economic justice, and social transformation
Spiritual and Personal Formation

 

  • Cultivate their personal spiritual life through practices that gives rise to authenticity and integrity
  • Reflect critically upon their own ministry with vision, self-awareness, and a commitment to lifelong learning
  • Encourage and lead others in the spiritual practices of the Christian tradition, including prayer, scripture reading, worship, and sacraments

 

Ministerial and Public Leadership

 

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills for informed, self-aware, and flexible ministry and public leadership
  • Are equipped to exercise transformational ministry within new expressions of church and emerging forms of Christianity and
  • Know how to support and empower others to live out their own ministry in the church and in the world