The Master of Arts in Discipleship Development (M.A.D.D.) is a two-year degree program providing students with a focus on the practices, skills, and strategies essential for the development of programs for Christian formation that are effective in congregational and agency settings.
Students who complete this degree will be able to:
The Master of Arts in Discipleship Development must be completed within six years of matriculation into the program. The degree is awarded for successful completion of 18 courses including academic, fieldbased, and integrative studies in the fields of Bible, History, Ministry, and Theology and Ethics.
Twelve courses at the introductory level are required and prerequisite to most other courses in their field:
This course involves students in the development of programs for Christian formation that are effective in congregational and agency settings. A major learning outcome is the design, implementation and evaluation of a course project. This project will be presented and critiqued indialogue with class members. Projects will seek to integrate theory, biblical and theological disciplines, practices, and traditions of the Christian faith.
Other courses required for the Master of Arts in Discipleship Development program are: