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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,
or finances.

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

Faculty-Mentor Directed

The Faculty Mentor facilitates scheduled video conversations and participates in the portfolio preparation and examination.

Capstone Experience

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.

Master's Degree

Faith-Based Community Development

Course of Study

The 30 credit hour course of study includes:

Eight 3-credit hour courses:

Old Testament 

New Testament

Christian Traditions

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 

Capstone Experience

One 6-credit hour course

Community Ministry Project

Evaluation and Learning