M.A. – Theological Studies- Lay Leadership
The Master of Arts in Theological Studies is designed to offer ministry training for those persons who are not preparing for a professional ministry vocation. The purpose of this degree is to provide biblical, theological, historical, and practical training for laypersons who desire to be better equipped to do ministry in the local church. The MATS degree can be completed completely online. Online students are encouraged to study with SBTS professors through one of our many distance learning options. More information about distance learning is available here.
- 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.
- For laypersons only
|31980||Written Communication (if required)u||(2)|
|Scripture and Interpretation (15 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|
|Theology and Tradition (15 hours)|
|25100||Introduction to Church History I||3|
|25120||Introduction to Church History II||3|
|26200||Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission||3|
|27060||Systematic Theology I||3|
|27070||Systematic Theology II||3|
|27080||Systematic Theology III||3|
|Worldview and Culture (9 hours)|
|28500||Worldview and Apologetics||3|
|29250||Survey of Christian Ethics||3|
|Ministry and Proclamation (6 hours)|
|32960||Introduction to Missiology||3|
|Total Master of Arts in Theological Studies
|• Written Communication (if required)||+2|
uSee Written Communication Requirement in Academic Section.