Master in Church Music

The Master of Church Music degree is a graduate, professional degree designed to educate those called into church music ministry. Students will be raised to a higher level of musical performance, academic excellence, and ministerial competence. After the completion of placement examinations and during the first two semesters of enrollment, the student can determine a sequence of studies plan with his or her advisor. This degree is designed to prepare persons for leading worship ministry, music ministry, conducting, composition, as well as vocal and instrumental performance in churches as well as careers in denominational or institutional work.
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Master of Arts [Islamic Studies]

The Master of Arts [Islamic Studies] is an academic degree that combines a study of classical Islam and Arabic language with specialized biblical and theological studies for those who are preparing for ministry in Muslim contexts or wishing to pursue further graduate studies on Islam.

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M.A. – Christian Education

The Master of Arts in Christian Education is a professional degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in Christian education and/or leadership. The program integrates theology with Christian education and leadership and also allows students to select an emphasis in one specialized area of ministry. Graduates of this program will be prepared for ministries in discipleship, youth and children’s ministry, and executive leadership.
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M.A. – Church Ministries

The Master of Arts in Church Ministries is a ministry practitioner’s degree that prepares persons for a variety of supporting ministries in the local church or in Christian ministries. The program integrates theology with leadership studies and provides a broad curricular experience that includes missions, evangelism, worship, and worldview. Graduates of this program will be equipped to lead in several areas, including discipleship, youth and children’s ministry, college ministry, women’s ministry, and executive or denominational leadership.
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M.A. – Discipleship and Family Ministry

The Master of Arts in Discipleship and Family Ministry is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in discipleship and/or family ministry. The program integrates theology with discipleship and/or family ministry but also includes foundational coursework in leadership. Graduates of this program will be prepared for ministries in discipleship and children’s and family ministry.
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M.A. – Leadership

The Master of Arts in Leadership is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in church administration and/or leadership. The program integrates theology with leadership through an expanded curriculum of leadership courses. Graduates of this program will be prepared for ministries in discipleship, church administration, and executive or denominational leadership.
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M.A. – Missiology

The Master of Arts in Missiology is a graduate degree designed to provide training for missionaries and others who serve or plan to serve in intercultural ministry and church multiplication positions.
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M.A. – Theological Studies – Intercultural Leadership

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies for Intercultural Leadership is a graduate degree designed to provide training for persons whose career goals require knowledge and skills for living and working in intercultural settings. Admission to this program is restricted to only those who are under appointment by the International Mission Board, the North American Mission Board, or other approved Great Commission groups, and are serving on the field currently. Admission is contingent upon appointment status as well as the approval of the missions agency.
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M.A. – Theological Studies – Lay Leadership

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) is designed to offer ministry training for those persons who are not preparing for a professional ministry vocation. The purpose of this degree is to provide biblical, theological, historical, and practical training to laypersons who desire to be better equipped to do ministry in the local church. The BGS MATS focuses on Great Commission studies built upon a biblical and theological foundation.
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M.A. – Worship Leadership

The Master of Arts in Worship Leadership is a professional degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in local church worship leadership and is designed to provide the student a solid background in biblical studies and Christian life and thought, combined with a core of studies in the field of worship leadership. The program integrates theology with discipleship, worship, and leadership. Graduates of this program will be prepared for ministries in local church worship leadership and music ministry.
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M.A. – Youth and Family Ministry

The Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized service in local church youth ministry. The program integrates theology with principles of effective youth ministry. It includes courses in theological studies, biblical studies, and historical studies as well as Christian education, and leadership studies. Graduates of this program will be prepared for ministries in discipleship, youth ministry, children’s ministry, college ministry, and denominational roles in youth ministry as well as with para-church youth ministry organizations.
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