Do you want to walk alongside others as they discover and respond to God’s presence in their lives? Do you already do that, but want to make it official with the breadth and depth of a master of divinity degree that is as versatile as it is powerful? Within the context of the MDiv curriculum, the concentration in Christian formation and soul care will have you explore biblical and historical examples of soul care, the wisdom of spiritual classics, and dynamics of the spiritual journey while receiving practical training in the art of spiritual guidance. This concentration will prepare you to provide spiritual leadership that will help people take the next step in their lives.
Dr. Howard Baker, instructor in Christian formation, serves with the Spiritual Formation Alliance and on the board of Young Life Africa. He has authored Soul Keeping and The One True Thing, and contributed to The Transformation of a Man’s Heart, Giving Ourselves to Prayer, and The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible.
How can I use this degree?
- Pastoral, teaching, and leadership positions inclined toward formation, soul care, and discipleship
- Spiritual direction in church, parachurch, or retreat settings
- Further education and training leading to teaching in university or seminary contexts