That curriculum is made up of four major dimensions or components that contribute to the formation of the Faithful & Effective Culture-crossing Missionary Pastor:
- Theological Understanding
- Professional Development
- Spiritual Formation
- Personal Growth
Although these four components are separated in the diagram, in reality, they are closely interrelated and interdependent (hence the connecting arrows). Note also that the diagram does not attempt to reflect the relative importance of each learning area. Whereas much of the Theological Understanding takes place through academic courses, much of the Professional Development, Spiritual Formation, and Personal Growth happens through the concurrent Missional Vicarage Program.