M.A.T.M. Student Learning Outcomes
The purpose of the M.A.T.M. program is to form theologically reflective women and men attentive to the theological shape of Christian vocation and practices. The course of study provides a comprehensive introduction to the traditional disciplines paired with an in depth exploration of a subset of Christian practices.
- Demonstrate the capacity to integrate the knowledge of Christian Scripture, history, and theology/ethics with the life of the church in the world.
- Formulate a biblical/historical/theological understanding of Christian practices and vocation.
- Demonstrate the capacity to exegete and interpret various contexts (e.g., congregations, agencies, communities) as the location of God’s mission.
- Demonstrate the capacity to reflect theologically on cultural, social, and ethical issues and how they shape Christian practices.
- Demonstrate the capacity to facilitate habits and practices of the corporate Christian life.
- Demonstrate the capacity to attend to communal discernment about the shape of personal and corporate Christian vocation.
Courses are generally three credit hours. When followed on a full-time basis (12-13 credits), the program is completed in two academic years.
|Year 1||Year 2|
|Term 1||Term 1|
|Historical Studies I||Theological Reflection on Ministry|
|Historical Books I||Church and Sacraments|
|Spiritual Formation||Introduction to Ethics|
|Term 2||Term 2|
|Historical Studies II||Theological Reflection on Ministry|
|Gospels, Acts, and Johannine Epistles||Missiology|
|Prophets and Psalms||Christology|
|Term 3||Term 3|
|Historical Studies III||Theological Reflection on Ministry|
|Church and Society||Integrative Essay|
|Introduction to Systematic Theology||Elective|
|New Testament Letters||Elective|
* Required course carrying one credit hour for each term