Teach Truth. Love Well.
The Agape Project is experience-based learning that occurs through interactions with real-life situations of need and affords students the opportunity to enact biblical and theological instruction they have received in the classroom.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How will my classes change?
- Agape Projects are assigned at professors’ discretion and will be found in the syllabus. In some courses, the assignment will be optional, in others it will be required.
- What will be required for an Agape Project?
- Students will be required to spend approximately 15 hours (throughout the semester) interacting with people in need of compassion: e.g., the homeless, the elderly, those with physical limitations, or refugees. After investing this time in interpersonal ministry, the student will write a reflection describing what was learned during the experience as it relates to a specific topic in the course. See your course syllabus for further instructions.
- Who is required to do this?
- All students who begin the ThM after Summer 2015 will be required to complete at least two Agape Projects before graduating. Students who began before Fall 2015 are not required to complete any Agape Projects, unless your specific course requires a project.