We are committed to developing theological education that will effectively train missional leaders in the greater Phoenix area for the realities they face in equipping God’s people to be a faithful witnessing presence in life, word, and deed in our contemporary world. We enjoy a full partnership with Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis as an extension site to offer an accredited M.A. degree in Missional Theology. Our petitions for a full extension site and for an M.A. (Missional Theology) have been approved by both Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
In working out a creative model of theological education we are following the lead of many leaders in mission both from the West and the Southern hemisphere. During the 1960s - 1980s a rich discussion on theological education developed as the church in the South exploded and needed theological training for leaders. These leaders asked new questions about theological education in a number of areas including curriculum, pedagogy, structures, and evaluation. We have found the writings of especially Harvie Conn, Lesslie Newbigin, and David Bosch to be a rich resource as we ask how to train missional leaders in a new time.