Master of Arts in 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.
- Demonstrates a growing, Christlike character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
- Understands the Christian worldview and has a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
- Demonstrates significant knowledge of the Bible, can interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
- Integrates systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
- Demonstrates competence in local church leadership.
|31980||Written Communication (if required)||(2)|
|Biblical and Theological Studies (27 hours)|
|20200||Introduction to the Old Testament I||3|
|20220||Introduction to the Old Testament II||3|
|22200||Introduction to the New Testament I||3|
|22220||Introduction to the New Testament II||3|
|25100||Introduction to Church History I or|
|25120||Introduction to Church History II||3|
|27060||Systematic Theology I||3|
|27070||Systematic Theology II||3|
|27080||Systematic Theology III||3|
|Missions, Evangelism and Ministry (12 hours)|
|32960||Introduction to Missiology||3|
|35040||Leadership and Family Ministry||3|
|40080||Pastoral Leadership1 or||3|
|40200||The Worshiping Church|
|BGS Electives (6 hours)|
|Choose 2 from the Following:|
|40200||The Worshiping Church||3|
|45150||Worldview, Culture, and Discipleship||3|
|45250||Family Ministry Through the Lifespan||3|
|Free Electives (6 hours)|
|BGS Applied Ministry: 44920 (2 hours)|
|BGS Applied Ministry
1Pastoral Leadership (40080) is reserved for men. Women will take The Worshiping Church (40200).