Leadership is high-energy work, regardless of the religious or professional context. Inspired leadership is next level, which means fresh inspiration, re-centering and new skills are critical. Hence, this comprehensive 28-credit program.

With core study in spiritual renewal through engaged compassion, discernment-based leadership, and new approaches to conflict, you will have a revitalized foundation that then leads into elective courses, and a D.Min project that puts your realizations into practice.

The outcome is a new view of your own role in ministry, community work, non-profit management, or enlightened corporate leadership. It’s a brave new world for leaders in all institutions, and this degree helps to provide the inner resilience and outer communication techniques needed to lead with vigor and sensitivity.

If management is a liberal art, then leadership is indeed a spiritual practice.   

Curriculum Requirements and Schedule:

The program consists of 28 credits of course work distributed as follows:

Core Courses – 12 credits

 (Meetings during January intensives, in a cycle of 3 consecutive Januarys)

TSF4046 Spiritual Renewal Through Engaged Compassion (4 credits)

TSF4043 Discernment-Based Strategic Leadership (4 credits)

TSF4047 Compassion Based Approaches to Conflict (4 credits)

Elective Courses – 12 credits

Choose three courses (4 credits each)               (12 credits)

These courses can be taken as online, hybrid-intensive, or in-person from CST’s regular courses or from any of CST’s cross-registration partner schools:

      • University of the West

D.Min. Project Courses – 4 credits

TDP4060 D.Min. Project (1 credit, taken 4 times, half in-person)          

TOTAL – 28 credits

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A great theological education dismantles everything you assumed to be “right” and helps you rebuild with true understanding. My CST experience was life-altering. I am changed and on fire to transform the world.
Abigail Clauhs '17