Master of Arts in Theological Studies — Lay Leadership

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies 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.

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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to…

  • 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.

Program Requirements

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
31980 Written Communication (if required)* (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies 27
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
22200 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
Missions, Evangelism and Ministry 15
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
40200 The Worshiping Church 3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
45400 Christian Teaching 3
Free Electives 6
Total Master of Arts in Theological Studies (Lay Leadership) 48
Written Communication (if required) +2

*See Written Communication Requirement here.

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