MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) is an entry-level master’s degree that allows the graduate to gain both biblical knowledge and ministry skills. The MACM serves as the first professional degree for ministry in a number of disciplines and positions in the local church, either vocationally or for lay persons. A student in the MACM can choose to focus in one of several concentrations to further customize his or her degree.

47

Credit Hours

6

Unique Concentrations

8

Concentration Credits

2

Avg. Years to Complete

CORE CURRICULUM

Required in all Master of Arts (Christian Ministry) concentrations

RS 500Research and Writing1
BE 501Old Testament Studies I: Pentateuch and Former Prophets3
BE 502Old Testament Studies II: Latter Prophets and Writings3
BE 504Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics3
BE 511New Testament Studies I: Matthew to Acts3
BE 512New Testament Studies II: Romans to Revelation3
BE 613Life of Christ3
HT 500Historical Theology3
PT 581/582Ministry Preparation for Men/Women2
TH 501Systematic Theology I3
TH 502Systematic Theology II3
TH 503Systematic Theology III3
TH 601Systematic Theology IV3
ElecOpen Electives (typically 1-2 courses)*3
Total MACM Core39
* Students are highly encouraged to take BE 513 as their open elective.

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THEOLOGY0%

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Concentrations

Church Ministry

BE 619Exposition of 1 Timothy and Titus2
CE 512Learning Theory and Philosophy of Instruction2
PT 525Apologetics, Evangelism, & Discipleship*3
PT 607Communication Skills for Ministry2
Total Concentration Credits9
Total MACM Credits47
* Students in this concentration lose 1 unit of open electives.

BIBLE0%

THEOLOGY0%

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Church Planting

BE 619Exposition of 1 Timothy and Titus2
ME 504Church Planting2
PT 605Theology of Leadership2
PT 701Expository Preaching*3
Total Concentration Credits8-9
Total MACM Credits47
* Women in this concentration will take PT 607 in place of PT 701. Men in this concentration lose 1 unit of open electives.

BIBLE0%

THEOLOGY0%

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Biblical Counseling

BC 501Foundations of Biblical Counseling2
BC 502Foundations of Biblical Marriage2
BC 506Biblical Soul Care2
BC 515Counseling Skills and Methodologies2
Total Concentration Credits8
Total MACM Credits47

BIBLE0%

THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL COUNSELING0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Women’s Ministry

BC 501Foundations of Biblical Counseling2
PT 507Engaging Women in Ministry2
PT 607Communication Skills for Ministry2
TH 510 or TH 715Biblical Theology of Womanhood or Biblical Manhood & Womanhood*2-3
Total Concentration Credits8-9
Total MACM Credits47
* Students who elect to take TH 715 lose 1 unit from their open electives.

BIBLE0%

THEOLOGY0%

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Christian Education

CE 510Principles of Leadership Development2
CE 511History and Philosophy of Christian Education2
CE 512Learning Theory and Philosophy of Instruction2
PT 607Communication Skills for Ministry2
Total Concentration Credits8
Total MACM Credits47

BIBLE0%

THEOLOGY0%

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Interdisciplinary

ElecAny 8 units of Courses from the MACM Concentrations8
Total Concentration Credits8
Total MACM Credits47

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

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