As a missionally-driven higher education institution, Missional University upholds that believers are called to a life characterized by service in the mission of God. It is in keeping with this conviction that led to the creation of this department in the School of Experiential Learning.
The goal of the Department is to work with the School of Missional Practice (SMP) in formulating and implementing experiential learning components that can be integrated into its various course offerings in missional living, missional congregations, urban mission, emerging leadership, and organizational leadership.
To help the SMP achieve its goal to equip followers of Jesus to engage the mission of God with all of who they are in direct connection with all of what they do, SEL’s Missional Ministry Department creates structures that serve as safe environments for students to apply course materials studied and learned in their online classrooms. Varied experiential learning types are utilized towards this end.
Depending upon program requirements, each SMP student is required to successfully complete one or more of the following experiential learning courses: observership, practicum, field instruction, missional clerkships or internships, mentorship, capstone, portfolio, project, research and thesis courses.