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Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Master of Arts in Theological Studies
Dual Degree Program
David Smith, Ed.D., M.A. in Christian Ministry Program Director
Jim Lemons, Ph.D., M.A. in Theological Studies Acting Program Director
The purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Master of Arts in Theological Studies dual degree program is to provide Christ-centered graduate level education that will prepare servant leaders for the practical and theological aspects of ministry in the 21st century. The M.A. in Christian Ministry will focus on the broad, interdisciplinary, and practical nature of ministry preparation, while the M.A. in Theological Studies will focus on the more biblical, theological, and historical aspects of ministry preparation.
In order to pursue a Dual Master's Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master's degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for Admission into the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture. Click for Church Membership form.
PREREQUISITES (6 Credit Hours)
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Above courses completed either prior to enrollment or during the first academic year.
15 hours Required Common Curriculum
15 hours Required Curriculum
12 hours M.A. in Theological Studies Concentration
6 hours M.A. in Christian Ministry Designated Electives
6 hours Required Electives used as M.A. Christian Ministry Electives
6 hours Required Electives (total 12 hours required electives)
60 Hours TOTAL Dual Degree
Required Common Curriculum (15 Credit Hours)
Required Curriculum (15 Credit Hours)
||Foundations of Christian Ministry
||Shepherding in the 21st Century
||Christian Ministry Practicum (S-L)
||Old Testament Theology
||New Testament Theology
|(S-L) = Course (s) with field-based service-learning component
M.A. in Theological Studies Concentration
(12 Credit Hours)
Select one of the three following concentrations for the M.A. in Theological Studies degree.
Choose four of the following.
||Worship Theology for Contemporary Ministry
|Select two of the following courses.
||Introduction to Christian Education
||Introduction to Christian Counseling
||Introduction to Missiology
||Baptist Heritage and Polity
Select any four of the following.
||Old Testament Readings: Pentateuch
||Old Testament Readings: Prophets
||Old Testament Readings: Psalms and Wisdom Lit.
||First Century Christianity
||New Testament Readings: Synoptic Gospels
||New Testament Readings: Johannine Literature
||New Testament Readings: Pauline Epistles
||New Testament Readings: General Epistles
M.A. in Christian Ministry Designated Electives
(6 Credit Hours)
Select any one of the following Children's Ministry, Student Ministry, or Christian Education courses below.
||Ministry with Adults
||Ministry with Senior Adults
||Early Childhood Ministry
||Ministry with Children
|Ministry with Students (Recommended)
The Collegiate Campus Minister
||Family-Based Student Minstry
||Student Cultural Issues
|Select any one course from the Christian Education courses below.
||Philosophy and Principles of Christian Education
||Church and Business Administration
||Evangelism, Missions and Growth through Education Ministry
||Developing Lay Leaders in the Church
Additional Required Electives (12 Credit Hours)
The student may select four electives, in consultation with their advisor, from Master of Arts in Theological Studies courses offered in non-selected concentrations or other courses offered in the Graduate School of Ministry.
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