The Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry is designed to provide a solid basis of ministerial tools. Accordingly, the curriculum provides students with the tools for biblical study; an introduction to Christian scripture, history and theology; and classes directed at ministry related skills. Finally, 9 hours of electives round out the degree, allowing students to take courses most relevant for their vocation.
Requirements for the 48-hour M.A. in Christian Ministry degree are:
- Tools, 9 hours:
BGRK 611, 612 Elementary New Testament Greek I, II (3 hours each)
BIBL 627 Biblical Exegesis (6)
- Bible core, 9 hours:
BIBL 610 Advanced Introduction to the Old Testament (3)
BIBL 620 Advanced Introduction to the New Testament (3)
Text Selection, 3 hours
- History and Theology, 9 hours:
BIBD 660 Introduction to Systematic Theology (3)
BIBH 651 History of Christianity I (3), or BIBH 652 History of Christianity II (3)
BIBH 664 Advanced Restoration History (3)
- Ministry, 12 hours:
BIBM 603 Foundations of the Theology of Ministry (3)
BIBM 657 Contexts of Ministry (3)
BIBM 648 Christian Spiritual Formation (3)
Ministry Electives, 3 hours
- Electives, 9 hours.
- Portfolio review or thesis defense.
Master in Christian Leadership
The Master in Christian Leadership is designed to equip those actively involved in a leadership whether in a vocational ministry or in a secular vocation, with a higher level of competence in the practice of a biblically and theologically based life and leadership skill. This program concentrates on developing expertise in the theory and practice of leadership and personal growth. The Master in Christian Leadership is a high professional degree for those engaged in leadership. The goals of this program are to enable students:
To grow spiritually
- To become aware of new trends and literature in their vocation.
- To be challenged and encouraged through dialogue with fellow professionals.
- To acquire a master degree which is both practically and academically oriented.
- To enhance their ability to communicate the Gospel.
- Then the student writes a major paper, 30-50 pages, which summarize who they are, and their leadership philosophy.