Welcome

If you desire to obtain a broad perspective in theology, the Department of Practical Theology can help. Learn how to develop as an effective Christian leader who grasps the importance of sound theology and values the application of it in church and parachurch settings.

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Practical Theology Covenant

When students declare one of the majors in the Department of Practical Theology, they commit to participate in a community narrative that begins with the signing of a Community Covenant based on the biblical model of faithfulness and mercy. The covenant includes a commitment to integrity, appropriate conduct, local church ministry, academic and university requirements, a submission of references, and participation in required department activities. The Covenant must be submitted to the Department of Practical Theology when the major is declared.

News & Features

  • APU Hosts Race Matters in College Seminar

    The Department of Higher Education welcomed Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., professor in the Graduate School of Education, as the featured speaker of the Critical Issues in Higher Education seminar in late summer.

  • Anatomy of a Learner

    Sarah O’Dell ’16 is an academic, who loves to learn. She loves the process of becoming broadly educated and believes it is connected to her calling. Her proficiency in research led to acceptance into MD/Ph.D. programs with still more interviews.

  • Film Students on Set Learn 'Reel' World Skills

    “The idea just came to me,” said Lauren Meyering, ’17, cinematic arts major and director/writer of Foolish Smarts and How to Lose Them, a student film produced as one of APU’s senior capstone projects in the Department of Cinematic Arts.