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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate a growing, Christlike character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
  • Students will be able to understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate competence in various educational ministries.
Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
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
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
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
40200 The Worshiping Church 3
Christian Education Concentration (21 hours)
40080 Christian Leadership 3
42210 Team Ministry Relations 3
42410 Dynamics of Organizational Leadership 3
42450 Change and Conflict Management 3
45150 Worldview, Culture Management 3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
45400 Christian Teaching 3
 BGS Applied Ministry 44920 or 44930 (1 hours)
Total: 61
Written Communication (if required) +2