“The seminaries have produced clergy who are agents of modernity, experts in the art of congregational adaptation to the cultural status quo, enlightened facilitators whose years of education have trained them to enable believers to detach themselves from the insights, habits, stories, and structures that make the church the church.”

- Stanley Hauerwas & William H. Willimon, 'Resident Aliens'

In small, highly interactive classes, where people’s real questions and life issues are faced in a caring way, students gradually become the message they want to convey. We are dipping into many fountains, both ancient and contemporary, from many parts of the Christian Church, to prepare healthy and authentic leaders for the future.

Applicants to the Masters program will have completed an undergraduate degree at an accredited university and be able to have an official transcript sent to TSoM.

The successful completion of the MMin in Cultural Engagement program requires a total of 48 credit hrs. The program is broken down as follows:

  • Gathering together in the Spring and Fall, for 2-week intensive modules (total of 36 credit hrs);
  • Internship in a local ministry, within a discerned field, for at least 15hrs per week (total of 6 credit hrs);
  • Preparation of a special thesis/project, which will be related to students' future ministry (6 credit hrs).