Cultivating faith and spirituality as a leader in Community
The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies encourages students to discover their gifts and develop them for service to the church and the world. Students engage in a process of deepening self-knowledge, exploring the Christian tradition, and considering their call to minister to the world. An integration of theology, scripture, and pastoral and personal formation provides a holistic approach to growth and learning, preparing leaders to engage in theological reflection and articulate their faith in a variety of contexts.
The Pastoral Studies program uniquely addresses leadership skill development within the faith community context. The Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry has signed formal partnership agreements with fourteen Christian denominations and over twenty-four interfaith collaborators, which provide a dynamic context for studying about faith community leadership in the 21st century.