Graduate School

Christian Formation and Ministry

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Christian Formation and Ministry (CFM) from Wheaton College Graduate School equips students to minister effectively and walk alongside others for the purpose of spiritual growth and transformation.


As a Christian formation and ministry student, you’ll be exposed to the biblical and theological foundations for ministry, classical texts which have influenced Christian formation through the ages, and contemporary theory that is impacting ministry today. As you shape your own philosophy of ministry, you’ll get practical, hands-on experience that will allow you to see how what you’re learning is lived out in daily life and the life of the church.

Graduate students completing the Christian Formation and Ministry degree can choose from these four areas of concentration:

  • Bible, Theology and Ministry
  • Church and Parachurch Ministry
  • Outdoor and Adventure Leadership
  • Student Development

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