The purposes of this course are: 1) to help the student review, with appreciation, the United Methodist tradition in light of its historical development; and 2) to help the student appropriate the United Methodist tradition so as to enable responsible participation in the life and...

Part Two of the final phase of the DMin program, in which the student conceives and tests a model of ministry in a specific setting. The Praxis Thesis is the written report that explicates the context, theory, and practice of the student’s model of ministry...

This seminar prepares students to investigate, research, and write about their field project. (Prerequisite: DMIN 510) (Credit/No Credit)   For more information on Saint Paul School of Theology, visit www.spst.edu or contact admissions at (913) 725-8289 or admiss@spst.edu...

This course will first examine Ronald Heifetz' theory of adaptive leadership using The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World (Harvard Business Press, 2009), plus relevant articles. Two main texts related to adaptive change in congregational leadership will...

Ministry Collaboration Groups are discussion-based formation courses where students reflect on their experiences in life and ministry. Groups are normally facilitated by faculty members. Collaboration Groups provide opportunities for growth in theological reflection, identity and role in ministry, specific practices of ministry, and understanding of...

In this course, the focus is on youth concerns, settings, and resources as they are related to the church’s total youth ministry. Special attention is given to curriculum resources and program planning. (ACOS, CERT: Youth Ministry)   For more information on Saint Paul School of Theology, visit...

The Summative Seminar is an intensive engagement with theology and ministry designed to help students develop their ability to integrate theory and practice. In this class students articulate their theology in relation to their ministry setting or intended ministry setting. This course is designed to...

We all lead very busy lives, but our busyness makes it even more necessary to spend daily time with God. Spending time in meditation and prayer each day has been shown to have real physical and psychological benefits, and helps center us, calm us, and...

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