Christian Formation and Ministry (M.A.)

The Wheaton College Graduate School offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Christian Formation and Ministry (CFM). The purpose of this program is to develop reflective and compassionate practitioners who can grow individuals into mature disciples of Jesus Christ.


Christian Formation and Ministry Concentrations

Graduate students in the Christian Formation and Ministry program can choose from these five areas of concentration:

Hear about the CFM program from our faculty and students.

Features and Benefits

  • Two-day schedule—Mondays and Thursdays (except for HoneyRock courses).
  • Gain a strong biblical and theological basis for formation and ministry.
  • Develop a critical understanding of educational and spiritual processes by which people grow in personal and corporate settings.
  • Deepen your awareness of gifts, passions, and calling in ministry.
  • Propose compassionate ministry approaches that promote thoughtful concern for interior life and help bear burdens with the wounded.
  • Teach effectively and handle Scripture wisely with an eye to integrate theory into creative practice.

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