Bradley J. Widstrom, EdD
Director of the Christian Studies Program; Chair of Counseling Ministries Degree, Director of Personal Formation of Counseling Division
Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries
The Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries provides high quality training in counseling with the well-rounded biblical and theological foundations. This degree is designed to prepare students to be capable counselors who are able to integrate their Christian faith with competent pastoral care and counseling abilities. Students find themselves employed in numerous church, parachurch, and ministry positions where pastoral care and counseling skills are utilized. For some faith groups, this degree may suffice for ordination.
Collectively, this degree prepares you to offer wise, biblically-informed guidance and counsel in settings other than licensed, professional therapy. If God is moving you toward a non-licensed counseling ministry, then the MA in Counseling Ministries is right for you.
Note: This program will not qualify a student for licensure by the state of Colorado. If you are interested in licensure, please refer to the Master of Arts in Counseling licensure degrees.
This program is available on the Denver campus.
How Can I Use This Degree?
- Provide crisis counseling in both Christian and secular environments that do not require licensure
- Counseling in church and other parachurch settings that do not require licensure
- Ministering in Christian and secular humanitarian/social action programs
- International ministry settings
What Courses Will I Take?
See each course you will take in these programs by reviewing our degree worksheet and academic catalog:
Dr. Bradley J. Widstrom, is the director of the Christian Studies Program and director of Personal Formation of the Counseling Division. He currently teaches courses on Christian education, teaching, and pastoral practice.
For more information about this degree program, please contact the Admissions Office or call 303.762.6937.