The Master of Arts in Discipleship and Family Ministry is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in discipleship and/or family ministry. The program integrates theology with discipleship and/or family ministry but also includes foundational coursework in leadership. Graduates of this program will be prepared for ministries in discipleship and children’s and family ministry.

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 the area of discipleship and family ministry.
Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
31980 Written Communication (if required) (2)
Biblical and Theological 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
40150 Personal Spiritual Discipline 3
40200 The Worshiping Church 3
Discipleship and Family Ministry Concentration (21 hours)
35100 Mariage and Family Counseling 3
45150 Worldview, Culture and Discipleship 3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
45400 Christian Teaching 3
 45800 Discipling Children 3
 46325 Discipling Adults 3
BGS Applied Ministry: 44920 or 44930 (1 hour)
Total: 61
Writen Communication (if required) +2