Radical: The ethos of the degree program is shaped by radical understandings of the Gospel and thus radical expressions of the Christian faith and life.
Christian: The MAPM degree engages a broad range of theoretical traditions and participates widely in ecumenical, interfaith, and secular conversations and movements from the perspective of deeply Christian theological, spiritual, and ministerial commitments.
Holistic: The degree curriculum promotes systemic thinking about and coalitional engagement with the many urgent social, political, economic, cultural, and ecological crises we face, discouraging attempts at reductionism by connecting but not collapsing analyses of problems and proposals for transformational solutions.
Movemental: The MAPM degree fosters critical analysis, creative imagination, practical experimentation, networking, organizing, and power-wielding as a participation with diverse communities of faith and goodwill in the upbuilding of a more egalitarian, life-sustaining, and just society, both during coursework and after graduation through ongoing collaboration with degree alumni.
Contextual: Our learning environments draw upon the needs and resources of the social locations from which our students come, engage the contexts within which students are learning, and aim for the flourishing of the people and places toward which students will be serving in public ministry.
Congruous: We aspire to model in classroom settings, degree administration, social-spiritual formation, and public engagement the kind of values and practices we hope our graduates will embody and promote in and through their public ministries.
Experimental: The MAPM degree fosters experimental opportunities for integrative, community-involved, and interdisciplinary teaching, learning, research, and action.