MASTER OF ARTS
Christian Ministry

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) is designed for students who want a solid biblical and theological foundation with the flexibility of being well-prepared for various ministry roles, but do not plan to pursue more senior-level church and ministry positions. This degree appeals to students who desire to draw closer to God through formal study at the graduate level, yet remain unsure of God’s specific calling on their life. For many students, the MACM offers the best of both worlds, blending academic and practical courses into a degree that can be completed in 2 years.

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Credit Hours

6

Unique Concentrations

2

Avg. Elective Credit Hours

2

Avg. Years to Complete

Core Curriculum

Required in all MACM 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
TH 501Systematic Theology I3
TH 502Systematic Theology II3
TH 503Systematic Theology III3
TH 601Systematic Theology IV3
HT 501Historical Theology I: Pentecost to the Reformation2
HT 502Historical Theology II: Post-Reformation to the Modern Church2
PT 581/582Ministry Preparation for Men/Women2
Total MACM Core37

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

PRACTICAL MINISTRY0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Concentrations

Church Ministry

PT 503Theology of Evangelism and Discipleship2
PT 607Communication Skills for Ministry2
BE 619Exposition of 1 Timothy and Titus2
CE 512Learning Theory and Philosophy of Education2
Elec.Open Electives (typically 1 course)2
Total Concentration Credits10
Total MACM Credits47

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

PRACTICAL MINISTRY0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES / ELECTIVES0%

Church Planting

BE 619Exposition of 1 Timothy and Titus2
ME 504Church Planting2
PT 605Theology of Shepherding2
PT 701Expository Preaching3
Elec.Open Electives (typically 1 course)1
Total Concentration Credits10
Total MACM Credits47

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

CHURCH PLANTING / PRACTICAL MINISTRY0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES / ELECTIVES0%

Biblical Counseling

BC 501Foundations of Biblical Counseling2
BC 506Biblical Soul Care2
BC 502Foundations of Biblical Marriage2
BC 515Counseling Skills and Methodologies2
Elec.Open Electives (typically 1 course)2
Total Concentration Credits10
Total MACM Credits47

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL COUNSELING0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES / ELECTIVES0%

Women’s Ministry

BC 501Foundations of Biblical Counseling2
TH 510Biblical Theology of Womanhood2
PT 607Communication Skills for Ministry2
PT 507Women's Ministry of Teaching and Discipleship2
Elec.Open Electives (typically 1 course)2
Total Concentration Credits10
Total MACM Credits47

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

WOMEN'S MINISTRY / PRACTICAL MINISTRY0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES / ELECTIVES0%

Christian Education

CE 511History and Philosophy of Christian Education2
CE 512Learning Theory and Philosophy of Education2
PT 607Communication Skills for Ministry2
CE 510Principles of Leadership Development2
Elec.Open Electives (typically 1 course)2
Total Concentration Credits10
Total MACM Credits47

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES / ELECTIVES0%

Interdisciplinary

Elec.Open Electives (typically 4-5 courses)10
Total Concentration Credits10
Total MACM Credits47

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES / ELECTIVES0%

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