Nurturing Hearts and Minds for Christ
If your passion is providing Christ-centered care to children and families, this is the program for you.
In the formational children and family ministry program, you’ll study the God’s vision for families, become equipped with the tools you need to address issues facing modern-day families and share in opportunities to be involved to be involved in God’s mission of reconciliation.
The program is delivered in a blended and accelerated model that allows life-engaged adult learners to complete an advanced degree without uprooting life at home and work. Students participate in a learning community that blends online education with in-class residencies. A typical course is 7 weeks in length and is comprised of 6 weeks of online work and two days of residency.
“… From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise.” – Matthew 21:16a
View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.
“I chose Capital because it was accessible, affordable, practical and theologically solid. It was a balanced, comprehensive program that fit my life. I was also learning things that I was able to apply immediately. I came out of the class on The Life & Work of the Leader and taught it to my elders within a week!”
– Doug Logan (’16) Pastor & Author of “On the Block”
Esther Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Church & Ministry Leadership | Children & Family Ministry Program Director
“My heart is that there would be many more leaders who share God’s heart for children and are equipped to reach and disciple them wherever they are found.” — Dr. ZimmermanRead Bio
Ph.D. in Leadership – Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School, Lancaster, PA
M.Ed. in Instructional Design – Pennsylvania State University, Centre County, PA
B.S. in Bible & Education/Secondary English – Cairn University, Langhorne Manor, PA