Master of Arts in Christian Education

This degree program prepares students for leadership in a variety of educational ministries. 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.

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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to…

  • Demonstrate a growing, Christ-like character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
  • Understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Demonstrate appropriate awareness of priorities, methods, and tools related to various educational ministries.
Program Requirements

Note: Continuing students should consult the Academic Catalog for the year in which they started for course requirements as the current requirements may have changed.

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Master of Arts Core Studies 42
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
28700 Christian Apologetics 3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
40200 The Worshiping Church 3
Christian Education Concentration 18
40080 Christian Leadership 3
45150 Models of Christian Discipleship 3
45250 Theological Anthropology for Christian Ministry 3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
45400 Christian Teaching 3
45450 Christian Teaching Practicum 3
Applied Ministry 1
44920 Applied Ministry: BGS or 1
44930 Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership
Total MA in Christian Education 61
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