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Degree Outcomes Master of Arts in Ministry

Based on the principles established in Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry and The National Directory for the Formation, Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States, the Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary's Master of Arts in Ministry degree is designed to equip current and future ecclesial ministers for effective ministerial leadership.

Deacons and Lay students who graduate with the Masters of Arts in Ministry will:

  1. Accurately represent the Christian tradition and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  2. Utilize practical theological skills to describe ministry situations and contexts, interpret situations theologically, and develop effective strategic responses.
  3. Demonstrate growth and integration in intellectual, spiritual, pastoral, and human formation for ministry.
  4. Incorporate the Benedictine charisms of biblical, liturgical, and communal life into their ministerial identity and practice.