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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
31980  Written Communication (if required) (2)
Master of Arts Core Studies (39 hours)
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
32100  Personal Evangelism 3
32960  Introduction to Missiology 3
40160  Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
40200  The Worshiping Church 3
Church Ministries Concentration (21 hours)
35100  Marriage and Family Counseling or 3
41800  Introduction to Youth and Family Ministry
40080  Christian Leadership 3
45150  Worldview, Culture and Discipleship 3
45250  Family Ministry Through the Lifespan 3
45260  Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
45400  Christian Teaching 3
45800  Discipling Children or 3
46000 Youth Ministry and Discipleship
BGS Applied Ministry: 44920 or 44930 (1 hour)
Total 61
Written Communication (if required) +2