The four-year Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation dual-degree program (MDiv/MACEF) is designed for students who at the time of application know they wish to emphasize teaching, youth and young adult ministries, or spiritual formation and mission in their program. The studies are coordinated from the outset to integrate preparation for ministry in the church with a specialization in teaching, youth and young adult ministries, or spiritual formation and mission. The requirements for the two degree programs are unchanged; however, they are now integrated to provide greater proficiency in the chosen specialization.
There are three tracks in the dual-degree program. The Teaching Track is for students who are pursuing a call in teaching, whether in churches, higher education, or private elementary or secondary schools. The Youth and Young Adult Ministries Track is for students who feel a call to mission and discipleship formation with youth or emerging adults. The Spiritual Formation and Mission Track is for students who find their vocational calling in spiritual growth and outreach, including spiritual direction and evangelism.
“Preaching is one of the most important things we do as pastors because it’s one of the last places in our society where people will actually listen, perhaps to things they may not agree with.”