This degree has been designed for individuals engaged in Faith-Based Community Development
Traditional seminary degrees are often
out of reach due to work, family, geography,
Our degree is offered entirely online featuring
video-based micro-lectures, ZOOM video-conferencing, and tutorial formats.
The Diploma will read:
Master in Faith-Based Community Development
The Faculty Mentor facilitates scheduled video conversations and participates in the portfolio preparation and examination.
Students journey through a series of research milestones to generate the final Capstone Project that addresses a Need or Opportunity in their ministry context.
Online and Flexible
Students set their own schedule and proceed at their own pace. Each course can be completed within 30 to 90 days.
Faith-Based Community Development
Course of Study
The 30 credit hour course of study includes:
Eight 3-credit hour courses:
Theology and Practice of Shalom
Specialized Skills for Community Development
Community Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership
Collaborative Organizational Development
Faith-Based Community Development Tutorial
with a Faculty Mentor
One 6-credit hour course
Community Ministry Project
Evaluation and Learning