The goal of this degree is to equip students who are interested in working with people in a variety of ministry settings. The curriculum will expose the student to biblical and theological training beyond the core, while also creating constructs for understanding human development and growth. The educational nature of this degree provides training for how to assess needs and develop nurturing programs that would be an asset to a church or nonprofit organization’s educational program. A student who graduates with this degree would be equipped for overseeing soul-care ministries that facilitate healthy spiritual growth for a variety of ages and stages of life. These include positions in churches related to children, family life, small group, discipleship, and Christian educational and formational ministries.