Under the auspices of this grant, Fuller Theological Seminary expanded its Cohort M. Div. Program at Fuller Theological Seminary Southwest (Phoenix). The program enabled students at extension location to fulfill the residency requirements for the M. Div. program alongside regular M. Div. courses. The design of the cohort program, which includes an integral mentoring component, enabled student to form strong group ties which supported them through the rigors of academic work and ministry service. The program enabled students to prepare for ministry while in ministry.