MAFM Spiritual Care Track:
Here’s What it Takes    

The Moravian MAFM, Spiritual Care tack, degree requires a total of 48 credits of coursework. You can finish in two years of full-time study. But you must finish within six years.

MAFM Spiritual Care Curriculum Overview

Learning Outcomes

Our MAFM Spiritual Care track addresses the following Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire, develop, and apply knowledge of and experience with sacred scriptures, theology, spirituality, and diversity in ministries of service and support. 
  • Integrate a theology of spiritual care, grounded in biblical, theological and historical scholarship with a theory of pastoral practice  grounded in understandings of human and faith development theory and systems theory
  • Identify and engage diverse and overlapping cultural and social dynamics in various settings.
  • Describe, practice, and model spiritual and ethical practices and discernment that form and nurture one’s own and others’ faith.
  • Identify and describe issues of pastoral care practice commonly encountered in various settings.

Intercultural Immersion Experiences

Within the area of Intercultural Engagement & Action, Area Electives will be designed to include intercultural immersion experiences. Depending on the design of the particular Area Elective, experiences could be local or could involve travel in the US or internationally. The courses will also include preparation for the experience, a means of processing the experience as one engages in it, and a means of debriefing after the experience and discerning ways to incorporate the learnings in one’s vocation.

Continuing Education Requirement

Each MAFM student is required to participate in at least 4 continuing education programs. You get to choose which ones you attend—and there are lots to choose from.

Adding a Concentration or Graduate Certificate

You can focus your electives on biblical studies, contemplative practices, or spiritual formation and obtain a 7-credit Concentration in Formative Spirituality or dive deeper with a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies, Spiritual Direction, or Formative Spirituality.