In the School of Ministry, we really believe that we're providing a well rounded, and I would also use the word holistic kind of approach to the way in which we do ministry, training, and preparation. And so, certainly, we're going to speak to theological and biblical components within that kind of education model. But we also want it to affect more than just their minds, we certainly want what we teach from a biblical and a theological perspective as well as a ministry context, to impact the students heart as well. And ultimately, as it works itself out through their hands. So in the practical sorts of ways in which they engage in ministry, and the way in which they serve God's Kingdom through the ministries that they are a part of.
So one of the advantages, well there are many advantages of choosing Corban School of Ministry, if you're training to serve the Lord in a variety of ministries, whether it's church work, mission work, community organizations and ministries, Corban School of Ministry has a lot to offer you. For one thing, because we're built on the university here, you have a strong general education core. So it's more than just a very narrow, specific, vocational training for ministry. But you get the history, the literature, the math and sciences that provide really an important basis. So you get a university education more than just technical ministry training.
I chose Corban ministry program because of their deep commitment to teach the truth of God's word, as well as the availability to do several different ministry fast tracks to get a Master's degree sooner.
Another advantage of Corban School of Ministry is that we engage you in practical ministry while you're here. So we have practicums, and internships, that help you apply the kinds of things you're learning in your reading in your classroom. You're going to be able to put those into practice in real life, and not just here locally. But all of our ministry majors are involved in global ministry. So our faculty members travel through the summer, and they take ministry majors with them, and serve alongside them in places like Peru, Cameroon, Uganda, all so the you can see what the world is like where Christ is working, the big, big picture of ministry.
The things that we've seen, as far as outcomes for our students, are as varied as the kinds of ministries in which our students choose to pursue. So we have students literally around the globe doing all kinds of cool things. We have students who are serving in youth ministry. In international context, we have people who are serving with military families all over the globe, we have students who are serving as missionaries in closed access countries in all kinds of incredible sorts of ways. The list goes on and on and on with the kinds of outcome service the way that we've seen our students as they graduate from Corban in our School of Ministry.
Part of what I've learned is just being able to go deeper into God's word and understand it more. I've learned a lot about myself, and how I work as a human being, how I operate, what my spiritual gifts are, what my conflict style is, a lot of different things about myself personally, as well as different things about ministry in general. How to do ministry, how to prepare for ministry, how to develop a ministry plan, and all these different things, as well as just different theological and doctrinal truths about God's word.
So our plan is when you finish Corban, you will be a confident and prepared graduate, ready to get a good start in ministry. Honestly, a Corban education or any university education can never prepare you for everything that will come in life. But it's our goal to prepare you to have a great and a strong start, and to be able to minister in a variety of places where you can use your gifts.
My plans after Corban are to go into full time ministry, whether that be starting a church or going into youth ministry or even just into pastoral ship, as well.
Personally, it just excites me when I think through all the students that we've had over the past three years. I've been at Corban for 15 years, and just to see where all of our students are serving is just incredible, and the kinds of impact that they're making for the Kingdom of God given their unique ministry context. So, it's really kind of neat and a privilege to see how varied and how wide the breadth and the depth if you will of the impact that our students are having around the globe for the gospel of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom purposes.