"We have multiple, full-time staff members whose job it is to build a network of churches as well as other ministries."
Interest in the three-year Master of Divinity degree is declining. Here are some potential reasons why and what to do about it.
Leaders, having received a theological master’s degree, often realize they were trained for a world that no longer exists.
"There was a time when education for some meant moving and uprooting their family. Today, none of that is necessary."
Faculty are equipped to consider how their disciplines need to be taught considering the growing diversity in North America.
"There was a time when one could assume some level of base knowledge, but that is no longer the case."
"Our approach has been to spend more time on the front end of preparation, helping students to know themselves."
Christian higher education is placing a greater emphasis on outreach, spiritual formation and leadership development. And it's getting more flexible and affordable too.