Discipleship and Family Ministry

Master of Arts in Discipleship and Family Ministry

This program prepares persons for specialized ministry in discipleship and family ministry. The program integrates theology with discipleship and 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.

This program is closed to new admissions as of October 1, 2021.

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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 competence in the area of discipleship and family ministry.
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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Biblical and Theological 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 Discipline 3
40200 The Worshiping Church 3
Discipleship and Family Ministry 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
 45800 Discipling Children or 3
 46000 Discipling Youth
Applied Ministry 1
44920 Applied Ministry: BGS or 1
44930 Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership
Total Master of Arts in Discipleship and Family Ministry Requirements 61
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