MA in Christian Ministry

Christian Ministry

This degree is designed to equip students to serve on the staff of a local church or another ministry organization in non-senior pastoral roles.

This degree is comprised of the vocational MA Core plus 12 hours of selectives. At least 12 hours of the degree MUST be completed as EQUIP courses taken in an approved EQUIP church or ministry organization. All remaining hours may be taken in the format of the student’s choosing, including online.

Program at a glance

Total hours
This program includes 37 credit hours in the Master of Arts core and 12 hours in the area of Christian ministry.

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What are some courses I will take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • PRS 6501 - Bible Exposition II: Communication and Delivery
  • PMN 6721 - Practicum in Administration and Education in the Local Church
  • MIS 6551 - Developing a Church Planting Methodology Practicum
  • MIS 6561 - Church Planting in Global Contexts Practicum
  • PMN 6501 - Pastoral Ministry and Leadership Practicum
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Serve in the local church as Executive/Administrative Pastor
  • Serve as executive in a Non-Profit
  • Lead community organization
  • Develop methods at reaching the lost beyond the walls of the church

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

Who will teach me?