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Meet Dr. Judy Pelham
Several years ago, Dr. Judy Pelham, a licensed psychologist, noticed that clergy and ministry leaders were at risk for isolation and burnout. It was then that God called her to do something about it. And that something involves Wesley Theological Seminary and its M.A. program. Pelham began looking for educational programs that would provide knowledge about the development and history of the church, a better understanding of Scripture, and a solid basis of theology. Wesley fit the bill perfectly.
“ For the adult learner, this program is a goldmine. The Wesley M.A. program gives the learner the power to self-determine a direction with minimal constraints and tremendous opportunity. ”
“ The seminary’s flexibility allowed me to mix both professional and personal goals,” she said. "Taking such courses as Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Church History, or the reception of the Psalms in Music and Literature will enlarge anyone's view of the movement of God in establishing the kingdom. ”
“ Wesley also offered opportunities to study content consistent with my denominational identity as a United Methodist, and offered diversity including students and professors from various other denominations and the global community. ”
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If you are combining two calls - to a professional plus ministerial life - or preparing for a new response to God's call - the FlexMA will make it possible.
Formed for Ministry
The Wesley FlexMA fits students’ needs, whether they are preparing for ministry in congregational and institutional settings, going deeper in their own spiritual journey, or integrating faith and theology into an existing career. Through the FlexMA, lawyers, doctors, administrators, IT professionals, and others are gaining the theological knowledge and leadership skills to teach religion in church settings, preach, coordinate ministries, and more, while they continue in their other professional work lives. Other Wesley FlexMA students are gaining theological formation to enrich their non-profit or advocacy work. Still others are giving God their "third career," creating new ministries following retirement. What is your next call? See how the FlexMA can provide robust learning and formation that integrates your faith, life, and professional experience.
Wesley provides a wide range of merit-based scholarships and financial aid for the FlexMA degree, which is also eligible for federal loans. Student worker positions are also possible. Wesley wants to ensure that education costs do not stand in the way of a call to ministry.
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Wesley works in partnership with each student to build the FlexMA degree you need, in the format needed, and on the timeline that works for you. Our world-class faculty live in the real world, and will work with you to accomplish your academic goals.
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