Purpose: for those interested in studying theology and ministry particularly for a bi-vocational interest, and who are not seeking ordination. This degree is for those whose interests are keeping their feet on the ground while advocating for oppressed and marginalized communities. The intersections are vast, and the political landscape requires emerging scholars and social transformers to speak up, organize and lead the way. Communities of faith and non would be helped to experience the critical exegetical text of the gospel for collective alignment and for supporting platforms and the people they serve. The degree helps communities and their leaders to become social change agents.
The Master of Arts in Professional Studies (MAPS) is designed to be acute and focused to accommodate different specialized ministry interests while working or participating in a contextual placement/internship.