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Pastoral Ministries
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Pastoral Ministries

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministries is an exciting program of intercultural formation rooted in solid theology for lay leadership and ministry. It was developed in collaboration with the Diocese of Oakland, and is designed for full time working adults. We offer the tools and resources for more effectively understanding and living out one’s baptismal call. We encourage and support the laity in their pursuit of advanced education that will integrate the intellectual and the spiritual dimensions of their ministerial identity.

Students will be provided will the pastoral skills of leadership and collaboration to call forth the gifts of others in our richly cultural and diverse communities. Courses are available in the HNU classroom and through live video conferencing from our HNU campus to our diocesan partners in Fresno and Stockton. This arrangement connects all of the students and provides an interactive forum for discussions, sharing and teaching. GRE test scores are not required to enter the program.

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