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Christian Futuring

a new form of Faith-Based Planning

One way to plan for the future is Strategic Planning. This business-oriented planning model determines where an organization wants to go and then maps out a plan to get there. This is the planning model of the 1980s.  Everything must be mapped out in advance, and every contingency accounted for in advance. However, church-affiliated institutions are always subject to change as God acts through us, and as new persons come into the church with different gifts and needs.          

 

There is a new way to plan for the future emerging as a powerful planning tool that leaves room for the Holy Spirit to act within the life of the church. It is called Christian Futuring.

COURSE OF STUDY - 30 Credits

Students will enjoy Tutorial Courses with an assigned Faculty Mentor.

Tutorial Courses:  3-credit courses

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies

  • Christian Tradition

  • neXt Church

  • Christian Futuring

Capstone Experience: 6-credit course

  • Capstone Research Course

  • Capstone Project Course
    Students will complete a Christian Futuring project to be used in their context of ministry.

  • Capstone Paper Course
     

Tuition:

  • Master's - $200 per credit hour
     

Fees:

  • Application - Waived

  • Enrollment - $150

  • Library        - Waived

  • Graduation - $300

Scholarships for this Degree:

  • Duncan Family Fellow

  • Northwind Leader

  • Northwind Scholar

COURSE OF STUDY - 36 Credits

Students will enjoy Oxford-Style Courses with an assigned Faculty Mentor.

Oxford Courses: 6-credit courses

  • Postmodern Theory

  • Postmodern Theology

  • neXtchurch

  • Christian Futuring

Portfolio Experience - six-credit courses

  • Portfolio Methods Course

  • Portfolio Research Course

  • Portfolio Project Course
    Students will complete a Christian Futuring project to be used in their context of ministry.

  • Portfolio Paper

Tuition:

  • Doctoral - $300 per credit hour

Fees:

  • Application - Waived

  • Enrollment - $300

  • Library        - Waived

  • Graduation - $300

Scholarships for this Degree:

  • Duncan Family Fellow

  • Northwind Leader

  • Northwind Scholar

Faculty-Mentor Directed

The Faculty Mentor facilitates scheduled video conversations and participates in the portfolio preparation and examination.
 

Online and Flexible

Students set their own schedule and proceed at their own pace. Each course can be completed within 30 to 90 days.

Capstone Experience

Students in Master's Programs journey through a series of research milestones to generate the final Capstone Project that addresses a 

Need or Opportunity in their ministry context.

Portfolio Experience

Students journey through a series of research milestones to generate the final Project Portfolio that addresses a new understanding of their approach to ministry.