The General Theological Seminary has received accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) for the seminary’s new Master of Arts in Ministry. The degree offers a tailored approach to theological education and formation. It is the first newly accredited degree program to be implemented at General in more than 20 years.
At a meeting on February 2, General’s Board of Trustees reaffirmed its support for the new degree program, which was formally approved last year.
“God calls women and men to diverse ministries,” said Michael DeLashmutt, academic dean. “The new M.A. in Ministry will prepare those with a desire to serve others to make a difference in the life of the Church and in the world.”
The program is designed to respond to the vocational interests of a wide range of prospective students. The degree will benefit those with a calling in areas such as chaplaincy, faith-based leadership, pastoral care, worship and liturgy, children, youth and family ministries, community organizing, prison ministry, and mission and evangelism, as they learn from the expertise of General’s full-time, affiliate, and adjunct faculty.