Master of Arts in Church Ministries

This degree 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.

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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to…

  • Demonstrate a growing, Christ-like character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
  • Understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Demonstrate competence in local church leadership.

Program Requirements

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
31980  Written Communication (if required)* (2)
Master of Arts Core Studies 42
20200  Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220  Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
22100  Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200  Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220  Introduction to the New Testament II 3
26200  Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060  Systematic Theology I 3
27070  Systematic Theology II 3
27080  Systematic Theology III 3
28700 Christian Apologetics 3
32100  Personal Evangelism 3
32960  Introduction to Missiology 3
40150  Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
40200  The Worshiping Church 3
Church Ministries Concentration 18
40080  Christian Leadership 3
45150  Models of Christian Discipleship 3
45260  Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
45400  Christian Teaching 3
 Leadership and Discipleship Elective1 6
Applied Ministry 1
44920 Applied Ministry: BGS or 1
44930 Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership
Total Master of Arts in Church Ministries 61
Written Communication (if required) +2

*See Written Communication Requirement here.

1Elective taken from Leadership and Discipleship courses.

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