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CFM's Nine Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Christian Formation and Ministry degree, students will be able to...

Academically Grounded Spiritually Maturing Practically Skilled

A1. Articulate a biblical, theological, historical, and philosophical perspective of formation and ministry.

B1. Demonstrate a life of discipleship and spiritual growth as the foundation of effective ministry.

C1. Minister and teach effectively, integrating theory and scripture into creative practice with integrity, humility, and grace.

A2. Identify a theoretical framework for ministry context analysis. 

B2. Identify one’s gifts and calling, responding to areas of strength and challenge in preparation for serving the needs of the church and the world.

C2. Serve collaboratively and compassionately, balancing the needs of others with adequate self-care.

A3. Demonstrate an understanding of the educational, spiritual, and ministry practices by which people mature in Christ.

B3. Respect every person, valuing the diversity of cultures, ethnicities, and traditions within the church.

C3. Demonstrate the necessary skills of a ministry practitioner/ scholar: critical analysis; oral communication; written communication; program evaluation.


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