Master of Arts in Discipleship and Family Ministry
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.
- 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.
|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 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|
|Family Ministry Studies (12 hours)|
|34300||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|45250||Family Ministry Through the Lifespan||3|
|BGS Applied Ministry: 44920 (2 hours)|
|Family Ministry Studies||12|
|BGS Applied Ministry
1Pastoral Leadership (40080) is reserved for men. Women will take The Worshiping Church (40200).