General Philosophy of the School of Theology

A. The general philosophy of the School of Theology is focused on developing ministerial students toward life as active, effective, responsible, and contributing professionals in a global, multi-cultural society. Through the exploration of knowledge in varied cultural, aesthetic, human, mathematical, scientific and technological paths, our students acquire the fundamentals of knowledge, develop intellectual competencies, and are exposed to the values ‚Äč‚Äčnecessary to develop successful ministries in our beautiful, complex and diverse world.

B. Values, Competence and Knowledge

  1. Values: A generally educated minister stands out by exhibiting
    • Intellectual honesty
    • Curiosity and open-mindedness
    • Self-recognition of creative ability
    • Respect, tolerance and acceptance of cultural and individual differences
    • Civic engagement
    • Lifetime commitment to personal learning
  2. General competencies: a universally educated minister develops the following intellectual competencies
    • Can read, write and speak effectively
    • Can acquire, evaluate, analyze, present and communicate information
    • Can use qualitative and quantitative analysis to solve problems
    • Can use computer technology to communicate, investigate, and troubleshoot
    • You can organize concepts into ordered systems
    • Can work collaboratively within complex systems and diverse groups
    • Can apply ethical judgment to everyday life
    • Can apply the scientific research method
  3. Knowledge: A properly educated minister possesses knowledge in the following subjects
    • Global and Historical Knowledge and Understanding
      • Understands and have a general knowledge of the nature, origins and contributions of major civilizations
      • Understands the roles and interrelationships of personal, business, and government economics
      • Understands the political, social and economic effect and how it impacts society
    • Aesthetic and cultural knowledge and understanding
      • Understands the contributions of the arts and humanities to the human experience on a personal, national or global level
      • Understands the historical development of the arts and sciences
      • Understands cultural and religious systems and their effects on society
    • Human Consciousness and Understanding
      • Understands the dynamics of human behavior and the increasing process of growth, development, and self-knowledge
      • Understands the stages of human development and the dynamics of human relationships between cultures
      • Understands the factors that promote physical, mental and social well-being
    • Quantitative Reasoning, Science, Technology
      • Understands the basic concepts and the investigative process of the natural sciences
      • Understands the meaning, breadth and development of mathematical sciences
      • Understands how the role of science and technology in the continuous formation of culture and human environment

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