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2013-2014 MPS Extension Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL)

Degree Requirements

The Master of Pastoral Studies (M.P.S.) is a 36-credit hour degree program. All courses are taken for graduate credit hours (crs), at the current tuition rate at LIM. In pursuing the Master of Pastoral Studies, students select a focus area relevant to their ministry. Degree requirements consist of:

Theological Core Courses: 18 credit hours
LIMX G703 Introduction to Practical Theology 3 crs.
LIMX G711 Jewish Roots of Christian Faith (Old Testament) 3 crs.
LIMX G712 Christian Origins (New Testament) 3 crs.
LIMX G714 Grace, Christ, and Spirit 3 crs.
LIMX G722 Church, Sacraments, and Liturgy 3 crs.
LIMX G704 Spirituality, Morality, and Ethics 3 crs.
Ministry and Religious Education Context Courses and Capstone Course: 12 credit hours
LIMX G840 Faith and Culture 3 crs.
LIMX G860 Faith Development and Spirituality 3 crs.
LIMX G861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization 3 crs.
LIMX G886 Pastoral and Educational Praxis 3 crs.
Focus Area Courses: 6 credit hours
Christian Spirituality for Ministry
LIMX G827 Spirituality for Ministers 3 crs.
LIMX G828 History of Christian Spirituality 3 crs.
Hispanic Ministry
LIMX G833 Hispanic Experience of Religion and Culture 3 crs.
LIMX G834 Pastoral Ministry in Hispanic Communities 3 crs.
Marketplace Ministry
LIMX G819 Spirituality and the Theology of Work 3 crs.
LIMX G820 Ministry in the Marketplace 3 crs.
Pastoral Care
LIM C849 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling 3 crs.
CNSL 830 Counseling Theories 3 crs.
CNSL 835 Counseling Practice and Lab 4 crs.
LIM C897 Practicum: Clinical Pastoral Training (CPT)  
Pastoral Life and Administration
LIMX G844 Parish Life and Ministry  3 crs.
LIMX G845 Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry  3 crs.
Religion and Ecology
LIMX G813 The Universe as Divine Manifestation 3 crs.
LIMX G814 The Emergent Universe: Our Sacred Story 3 crs.
Small Christian Community Formation
LIMX G809 Inner Life of Small Christian Communities 3 crs.
LIMX G810 Public Life of Small Christian Communities 3 crs.
Youth Ministry
LIMX G870 Foundations of Youth Ministry 3 crs.
LIMX G876 Adolescent Spirituality and Methods of Faith Development 3 crs.


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