This specialization requires that you already have significant Bible knowledge and a pastoral calling. Now you are ready to explore new ways for your church to impact your community and culture. This specialization focuses on the rhythm of the church gathered on Sundays to be equipped to be scattered in the community, workplace, and world throughout the week. How does this equipping and community engagement mindset change how you preach? How programs are developed? In what areas do you personally need to be transformed to be able to provide innovative, equipping leadership for your church?
Your view of Scripture will be expanded by relationships with students and faculty who will give you new cultural lenses by which to view Scripture. You will gain new skills in explaining the whole narrative of Scripture which allows you to preach with higher relevance to both younger audiences and story-based cultures. You will learn more about creating a missional culture among your leaders and in your congregation. And you will find new energy in your own calling to pastor your own city in places of poverty and realms of power beyond the traditional programs and walls of your church.