Christian formation and discipleship studies support the mission of the Department of Religion with the study of church mission in relation to the formation and discipleship of children, youth, and adults in local churches and para-church ministries. In addition to selected studies in biblical literature, theology, ethics, and church history, students engage in disciplined theological reflection on ministry skills and field experiences to bridge theory and practice in anticipated areas of vocational, church staff, and volunteer ministries.

Christian Formation and Discipleship Studies
Concentration Requirements

32 units

CFST 101 Introduction to Christian Formation and Discipleship 2 units
CFST 102 Introduction to Intercultural Studies 2 units

Choose two of the following courses:

4 units

CFST 322 Christian Formation of Children 2 units
CFST 324 Introduction to Youth Ministry 2 units
CFST 326 Adult Formation and Discipleship 2 units
CFST 430 Management in Christian Organizations 3 units
CFST 461 Integrative Field Studies 3 units
Upper Division OT/NT/BINT Elective 3 units
CHIS Elective   3 units
Upper Division NT Elective 3 units
Upper Division OT Elective 3 units
Upper Division PHIL/THEO Electives 6 units

SOCS/MATH 265C is recommended for the core curriculum requirement in mathematics. One course in a biblical language and PLST 406 are recommended as electives.