As the Church moves into the 21st Century and beyond, Global Pentecostalism is increasingly on the rise. A well-rounded approach to graduate Pentecostal studies in Scripture, Theology, Church History, and various other disciplines is essential for the spiritual formation of emerging leaders. Students who enroll in this graduate level studies program will discover the richness of the Pentecostal heritage and its place in the larger Christian Tradition. They will be trained and equipped to come alongside those they serve as they lead them into the future. They will also be given the necessary resources and tools to wisely handle the Sacred Text in the presence and on behalf of the community they serve by the empowering presence of the Spirit.
Beginning in Fall 2022, Global Pentecostal tracks are available through United's Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Ministries, and Master of Ministry degrees, so you can pursue your studies through your program of choice.
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Meet the Director: Bishop Mark J. Chironna
Bishop Mark J. Chironna is a theo-semiotician, with an earned doctorate from George Fox University in Applied Semiotics and Future Leadership Studies. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in psychology from Saybrook University, and a bachelor’s degree from Wagner College. He is the founding pastor of Church On The Living Edge in Longwood, Florida, and oversees The Edge Alliance, a network of churches that relates to his oversight. In addition, he is the founder of The Issachar Initiative, a trans-generational network of thought leaders committed to understanding the times and knowing what to do. He is a proven, prophetically discerning voice globally, and is committed to wrestling with the question: “What is Jesus up to, where is He going, and are we going with Him?”