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M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care is to train servant leaders to know themselves honestly and openly before God and one another in Truth, to cultivate intimacy with, growth in and obedience to Christ and to help mend souls by the loving power of the Spirit and Word with believers of various cultural backgrounds.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, students will be able to:

1.Explain the major doctrines of Christianity, including their biblical basis, historical development, and contemporary relevance, and assess non-evangelical doctrines from an evangelical perspective.ULO-1

a) Explain the basic elements of Spiritual Theology, namely, the nature, process, and practices of spiritual growth (ULO 1);

(b) demonstrate how knowledge of self integrates with knowledge of God in one’s own life (ULO 2);

(c) demonstrate relational skills that develop community (ULO 3);

(d) articulate how the biblical teaching on vocation shapes one’s own understanding of vocation and gainful employment (ULO 1, 2, 3).


Demonstrate competence in providing spiritual direction to others.

4.Assess the situations in which one should refer a directee to psychological care.ULO-3

Articulate the cultural and social dynamics involved in the ministry of spiritual direction.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.