Becoming a leader in your community and church is a great responsibility, but it could be meant for you. Effective leaders look for ways to better serve others and an online theology degree from Gonzaga combines theory with praxis, which means you can practically apply the theological and leadership lessons to your parish work.
As a Catholic Jesuit university, Gonzaga understands the value and importance of Pastoral Leadership. We are committed to our values and principles to help you learn, grow, and have a positive impact on your community.
We strongly believe in the ideal of servant leadership, in which one desires leadership roles for the purpose of helping and guiding others along a purposeful path. Pastors, the ultimate example of servant leaders, serve congregations with a commitment to service and compassion, and contribute to the spiritual development of countless people.
An online theology degree from Gonzaga is taught using the Ignatian pedagogical model. It focuses on educating the whole person and educates compassionate leaders to understand many different aspects of a person. This contributes to your leadership skills as you develop a deeper understanding of who people are and what motivates their actions, and you will be able to apply Ignatian principles to real life situations.
We are an ecumenical program and believe that diverse perspectives are an invaluable part of any education. Our online program allows people who work in a variety of fields to share their opinions and ideas throughout the learning process. Learning about different views and how to dialogue among people from all walks of life and in every stage of spiritual development is an invaluable skill for a career in pastoral leadership.
Our online theology degree program helps you learn how to be a better leader, and how to apply what you’ve learned in real world situations. Whether you lead a congregation, or you’re hoping to take on a leadership role in the future, developing yourself and your understanding of humanity will help you throughout the rest of your life.