Master of Arts in Christian Education
Shelly Melia, Ph.D., Director
*PLEASE NOTE: This degree plan is for students who begin the program in the Summer 2015 Semester.
The Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) is a 36-hour graduate program designed to prepare leaders for church-related ministries. Graduates from DBU’s MACE program are equipped to do the following:
- Demonstrate general biblical and theological knowledge; and develop, organize, conduct, and evaluate Christian education ministry in various vocational assignments.
- Communicate and lead effectively in a variety of church settings.
All students take 27 hours of core curriculum plus 9 hours in a concentration to prepare them to serve as ministers of education, ministers of adults, ministers of youth, ministers of childhood education, ministers of business administration, and numerous other roles.
Why DBU's M.A. in Christian Education?
DBU provides ministry training through university-model ministry degrees to prepare students for practical ministry. Consider the mission statement for the M. A. in Christian Education degree program:
The purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Education program is to provide Christ-Centered graduate level education to prepare servant leaders for local church ministries and vocational work by educating their minds and kindling their hearts in a manner that promotes a life of service to the body of Christ.
One of the greatest benefits to students in DBU’s M. A. in Christian Education courses is the introduction to realistic ministry issues and settings and the guidance and resources gained in dealing with them. In addition, students discover tremendous resources for future ministry. Courses in the Master of Arts in Christian Education degree plan are available in the classroom, online, and at satellite locations, which allows for the training of ministry students all around the world.
"The M. A. in Christian Education program at DBU was a clear choice for ministry training because of the practical courses and experienced professors that form its core. The emphasis placed on servant leadership as a biblical model for ministry makes available the fertile groundwork needed for learning, assimilation, and implementation of Christian service. One of the joys of the course work involves the freedom to apply concepts and principles within the local church, regional ministries, and beyond. I am thankful to be in the MACE program because it provides a healthy balance between philosophical and practical training that prepares ministers to engage God and serve others today and tomorrow." - Leticia Reyes
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