Tabor-Wichita to offer new master?s degree

Tabor College in Wichita has launched a new master of arts in entrepreneurial ministry leadership (EML) degree.

The new program was approved as accredited Feb. 25 by the Higher Learn?ing Commission.

?This program will combine ministry passion with practical training to help graduates minister in their local community,? said Rick Bartlett, director of theological education TCW.

?It will equip them to move a project from idea to implementation to evaluation. Students will be prepared to think creatively, read and navigate the future, and evaluate their own culture by experiencing a cross-cultural environment. This master of arts degree is definitely outside the status-quo for theological programs.?

According to Bartlett, people interested in this program would include pastors, missionaries, church-planters, visionaries, youth pastors, entrepreneurs and staff members who are preparing for new and richer areas of service.

It also will serve those people who have a passion for ministry and want to be trained for the church of tomorrow.

This 39 credit-hour program will be offered in a hybrid/online format with a learning platform designed to provide students with a secure and integrated education system.

The philosophy of the program is to embed theological reflection and thinking into every course.

The program is enrolling now and the first classes will be in a one-course-at-a-time cohort format beginning this fall. The degree can be completed by most students in 21 months.

?This new graduate degree is indicative of Tabor College?s commitment to innovative programming,? said Frank Johnson, vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer for Tabor College.

?It also is a novel approach to serving our many faith-based communities while staying true to our historical and theological distinctives. I am especially thankful for Dr. Bartlett?s leadership of this initiative.?

For more information about the EML degree go to online.tabor.edu, email Rick Bartlett at rickb@tabor.edu or call 800-546-8616.

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