Accomplishing Transformational Goals
- Become individuals whose spiritual formation in Christ is demonstrable, communal, and ongoing, and whose ministry is marked by integrity.
- Respond to God's Word within the community of faith, allowing its message to shape theological reflection and cultivate godly compassion, enabling ministry in a broken and complex world.
- Recognize how character traits, interpersonal skills, innate abilities and spiritual gifts impact one's capacity for service in God's kingdom.
- Exhibit the necessary skills to interpret biblical texts using various literary, historical-critical, and linguistic tools appropriate to the area of concentration.
- Analyze and synthesize the key theological concepts and themes revealed in Scripture in order to competently discuss, teach, defend, and apply them in a culturally diverse world.
- Understand and appreciate the various traditions of the Christian faith throughout church history, their contribution to theological orthodoxy, and their relevance to new contextual setting.
- Perceive the patterns and influences of culture and society, understanding the implications for local, national, and global contexts.
- Conduct scholarly research appropriate to the area of concentration, and articulate concepts in both oral and written forms.
- Employ the skills of life-long learners who continue to develop personally, intellectually, and professionally.
- Understand and appreciate the various traditions of the Christian faith throughout church history, their contributions to theological orthodoxy, and their relevance to new contextual settings.