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If you desire to obtain a broad perspective in theology, the Department of Practical Theology can help. Learn how to develop as an effective Christian leader who grasps the importance of sound theology and values the application of it in church and parachurch settings.

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Practical Theology Covenant

When students declare one of the majors in the Department of Practical Theology, they commit to participate in a community narrative that begins with the signing of a Community Covenant based on the biblical model of faithfulness and mercy. The covenant includes a commitment to integrity, appropriate conduct, local church ministry, academic and university requirements, a submission of references, and participation in required department activities. The Covenant must be submitted to the Department of Practical Theology when the major is declared.

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