Discipleship & Religious Education
The Discipleship and Religious Education Programs prepare men and women to fulfill the teaching and discipling mandates of the Gospel commission as they minister. Our goal is to prepare pastors and teachers for leadership roles in settings where religious, moral, spiritual nurture, and spiritual growth are the primary concerns.
There are two separate Master of Arts degrees available in either Youth and Young Adult Ministry or Religious Education. We also offer a degree track leading to a Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Education.
Each graduate will have a Biblical knowledge base, and an understanding of Christian Biblical spirituality and nurture. Our graduate students pursuing a track in Youth and Young Adult Ministry will have the ministry skills to recruit, nurture, and disciple young adults and youth in Christian service and vocation. Those pursuing Religious education will have the pedagogical skills to serve in a specialized area of teaching ministry for either the formal (academic) or non-formal (family, church, and community) settings.
THE UNIVERSITY SETTING
Our programs are offered in a university setting, as a result, many of them draw from the resources of both the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and the School of Education. Depending on their intended course of study, students have the advantage of studying with a large number of faculty from both of these Andrews University schools.