C. Peter Wagner Ministry Program

Masters in Healing and Spiritual Care

Objectives and Outcomes

The Masters in Healing and Spiritual Care offers a practical and theologically grounded program for anyone desiring to expand their healing ministry training. In this practical hands-on program students will gain a thorough foundation of applied theology, with scriptural, historical and present-day contexts for effective Christian holistic healing. The program covers four aspects of biblical healing: physical healing, deliverance ministry, inner healing, and pastoral counseling.

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Admissions

The Masters in Healing and Spiritual Care is a practical, hands-on program where students will receive a thorough background, history, systematic theology and practices of effective healing ministries.

This non-licensure program is intended for those desiring to advance their knowledge and skills as pastors, assistant pastors, church leaders, evangelists, missionaries, and those who wish to establish a deliverance ministry in their church or as an independent parachurch ministry.

Admission Requirements

Healing and Spiritual Care

Accredited Degree Program

  • At least a bachelor’s degree or educational equivalent from an accredited school (a master’s degree from an accredited school will substitute for a bachelor’s degree) 
  • A minimum of 18 units (or equivalent learning) in Bible, theology, and church history.
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 on undergraduate work
  • Minimum of 5 years actively serving in a local church or other organization.
  • Currently in a leadership role at a local church or other organization.
  • Currently a member of a local church.
  • Applicants who are not native English language speakers must demonstrate English proficiency

Required Application Documents 

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed application form (including an applicable resume or CV)
  • Official college transcripts
  • A personal essay
  • Two recommendation forms:
    • One recommendation from an overseeing pastor, board member, or similar position
    • One recommendation from a peer
  • A copy of a government-issued photo identification card

Personal and Professional Development

Personal enrichment students may take classes on a credit/no-credit basis. Courses taken may not be applied to a degree program.

Prerequisites:

  • No scholastic prerequisites 
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed application form 
  • Personal Statement (on the application form)

Tuition

Masters in Healing and Spiritual Care: (Total Program Cost) 

Tuition ($375 x 36 credits)

$

13,500

Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate) *

$

1,200

Program total cost

$

14,700

*Students may purchase textbooks from the vendor of their choice. Therefore, the cost listed above is only the best estimate.

Program Goals

The goals of the Masters in Healing and Spiritual Care program are: 

  • Provide a solid biblical theology for the authority, ministry, and practice of deliverance, spiritual warfare, and all levels of healing.
  • Equip leaders with understanding and spiritual tools necessary to become effective healing and deliverance ministers.
  • Provide balanced acceptable healing and deliverance processes that are scripturally based, focused on love, honor, and compassion, and that recognize the full worth of the person seeking healing.
  • Encourage establishing healing ministry teams in local churches, parachurch settings, or missional contexts.
  • Equip leaders to grow healthy, holistic healing ministry communities.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate the biblical-theological basis for healing, deliverance, and spiritual care
  • Incorporate the biblical and ethical qualities in a personal ministry setting
  • Apply a scripture-based ministry of healing and deliverance 
  • Create a plan for the ministry of spiritual care 
  • Integrate program content, biblical research, and prior learning to develop an applied ministry thesis as a foundation for the student’s area of ministry 

Online Course List

Required Courses (in prescribed sequence)

PL 530 – Apostolic Authority

Apostolic Authority will explore the original dominion mandate God gave Adam and Eve and how it applies today to Jesus’ teaching on the Kingdom of God and the commission of apostolic authorly today. This course will develop a theological basis for the present-day church (Ekklesia) commission for operation in healing, miracles, deliverance, and spiritual warfare to expand the Gospel of the
Kingdom.

CH 504 – Spiritual Outpourings and Revivals

Spiritual Outpourings and Revival gives students an overview of the spiritual outpourings and revivals in North America and the world during the 20th century. The course traces three of the major revivals of the past century. The student will learn about the background, people, places, and events that surrounded these revivals and discover the continuing impact of these revivals on Christianity. This course uses the study of the past to provide a foundation for the present.

MT 511 – Principles of Spiritual Care

Principles of Spiritual Care provides a biblical Trinitarian foundation for Christian counseling and ministry. It explores the “why” behind the “what” and “how.” This course will explore how the understanding of God as a “being in relations” impacts spiritual care and ministry. This course will develop a theological basis for spiritual care.

MT 530 – Healing Ministry 1

Healing Ministries I will introduce students to the concepts and tools of the Sozo inner healing and deliverance ministry model. Students will learn about spiritual foundations such as Culture of Honor, Forgiveness, and Shifting Atmospheres.

MT 531 – Healing Ministry 2

Healing Ministries II explores the Restoring the Foundations Ministry network of loving, professional ministry teams that help individuals through the process of identifying and ministering to the four sources of our problems that can affect everyone. Applying foundational truths of the Christian faith they seek to minister to the broken, hurting, disenfranchised and those that are desiring wholeness deep and permanent healing and freedom is the goal. This course will examine the approaches, styles, and tools used to minister healing in the RTF integrated approach.

MT 533 – Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance

Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance examines one of three areas of spiritual warfare. One of the most misunderstood areas in the church today, you will see some of the common errors of either ignoring the topic altogether or overemphasizing the power of the enemy. This course will focus on what is the
demonic, demonic entry points, how to identify demonic oppression and influence, how to use an entry points survey, and how to conduct an actual deliverance session and aftercare.

MT 523 – Ministry of Healing and Reconciliation

Ministry of Healing and Reconciliation addresses current issues that face the Church today. This course engages pastors in practical means by which they can facilitate ministry to the victims of injustice, racial harmony, and social justice in their church and community. In a world of separatism, sectarianism, and secularism, this course will examine the Church’s call to reconciliation. Given
that people are both sinners and victims of sin and injustice, this course theologically addresses the sinned against, discusses the ways in which the Holy Spirit ministers healing and justice, and offers practical tools that will help pastors to compassionately minister to the unique pastoral care needs of the sinned against within the context of a safe and healing church community.

MT 514 – Pastoral Counseling for Recovery and Restoration

Pastoral Counseling for Recovery and Restoration will introduce the student to pastoral support in the pursuit of recovery related to relation-based issues for individuals, relationships, and those coping with life’s challenges. We will begin to explore what it means to be created as persons in relationship and explore how dysfunction arises from several factors, including a lack of understanding, trauma, loss, pain, or self-medication. We will survey the symptoms of relational breakdowns as they present themselves in a variety of addictions, divorces, and family breakdowns. We will attempt to articulate what a healthy relationship entails, how it becomes dysfunctional, and explore the first steps towards
recovery and support. This course explores beyond the objective study of a subject. It will require self-reflection, empathetic engagement with other persons, and an honest and vulnerable investigation of what it means to understand yourself and others in the midst of challenging relationships.

*This course has a specific pre-enrollment requirement.

MT 513 – Practical Crisis Counseling

Practical Crisis Counseling will present some of the basic historical, theological, spiritual, and practical foundations for crisis counseling. The functional, pragmatic, and philosophical aspects of crisis counseling will be covered as well. This class will be focused on the practical application of learned principles and behavior in the participant’s unique situations. The goal is that students will gain real-life applications in the local church and other ministry settings.

MT 526 – Christian Counseling Ethics

Christian Counseling Ethics provides a framework for the practice of Kingdom ethics in counseling from a biblical worldview. This course examines how to serve those in need of healing and spiritual care in a professional, ethical manner in the practice of counseling and spiritual care. Such knowledge is intended to promote a commitment to the ethical practice of ministry.

GS 520 – Applied Ministry Thesis 1 

GS 520 Applied Ministry Thesis 1 begins the journey of drafting a capstone thesis that will be completed in GS521 Applied Ministry Thesis 2. The overall Project demonstrates learning synthesized in the program courses. In this first of the tandem courses, the student must submit and receive approval of the thesis topic, Proposal for the concept of the Project, and submit a full outline of the Project.

GS 521 – Applied Ministry Thesis 2

Applied Ministry Thesis 2 completes the journey of developing, writing, and submitting your Applied Ministry Project. The overall project is to demonstrate learning synthesized from the program courses and the development of a strategy for applying the concepts learned in the student’s ministry and cultural context.

 

Total for the program – 36 Units

All courses are 3 units.

Program Unit Requirements

The Master’s degree is a two-year program consisting of 36 units (semester hours). 

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with the Masters in Healing and Spiritual Care the student will:

  • Complete the minimum number of units required.
  • Successfully complete all courses in the degree program.
  • Complete and pass the Applied Ministry Thesis.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Fulfill any outstanding school financial obligations.
  • Verified active mentorship during the degree program. 

Student Testimonials

I am eternally grateful to God for providing Shiloh University. I could not find this level of education in the area of theology in my country. I always get excited when I am taking a new course and I always share the things I learn with my family, my friends, my church.”

Janneth Saveedra

Shiloh University has fanned the flame of my desire, and equipped me to share God’s hope and redemption with a needy world.”

John Isoka

I have loved every bit of my experience with Shiloh University! The faculty provided a personal touch that is too often lost in other universities. The level of academics is top-notch and presented in a sound and meaningful way.”

Joshua Wheeler

Having instructors who could challenge me and question me on specific topics forced me to dig in and really understand the foundations of what I believe.”

Jeremy Richardson

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The ultimate goal of the C. Peter Wagner School of Ministry is to equip Christ-centered leaders for evangelism, spiritual growth, and the transformation of culture.