Upon graduation, students will be:
- Prepared to engage in mission and evangelism and pastoral leadership in the context of the cities, where the majority of the world’s population lives.
- Accomplished with internships under leading pastors of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that work in the Greater Washington area. These internships are comprehensive, rich, and practical and would provide students with the opportunities to confirm their calling to ministry.
- Graduated from programs that are academically and intellectually rigorous and that produce an excellent foundation for pastoral ministry and graduate studies at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Our students are regularly among the most academically prepared students at the Seminary.
- Benefited from the global Adventist resources through the cooperation with the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
The department has shifted its academic focus and perspective toward Urban Ministry. This refocusing is in line with the demographic realities of North America and the globe.
– The department has instituted student internships that are not periodic, superficial, or short-lived. They take place during the entire four years of students’ undergraduate education.
– Students should expect to be placed in small peer groups for the purpose of academic progress and spiritual growth.
– The department continuously applies the latest research and literature in pedagogy, creating effective curricula and educational experience for students.