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MA in Church Revitalization

Church Revitalization

The M.A. in church revitalization is a 37-hour vocational degree designed to equip students to move established churches from flat-lining to flourishing. Students desiring to enroll in this program must hold a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) and currently serve on staff at a local church or denominational entity.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is partnering with Church Answers and the Revitalize Network to offer two courses in conjunction with the Revitalize Convention in February of 2020.

The Revitalize Network is a non-profit organization that has the goal of seeing 200,000 churches replanted and revitalized through partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources, the North American Mission Board and Brentwood Baptist Church. The Revitalize Network seeks not only to provide resources to pastors called to revitalize and replant, but the organization also equips churches by helping them connect with one another.  Church Answers is an organization that provides consulting for church leaders through digital platforms, including monthly coaching emails, online discussions with other pastors and online resources from Thom Rainer’s blog and podcast. Various levels of resources and consultation are available. 

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

This program includes 15 credit hours in the Master of Arts core and 12 hours of specialization courses.

TOTAL HOURS

37 hours

STANDARD COMPLETION TIME

2 Years

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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.

  • PMN 6600 - Church Revitalization
  • PMN 6601 - Knowing Your Church and Community Practicum*
  • PMN 6602 - Leadership and Church Revitalization*
  • CED 6500 - Organizational Change and Conflict Resolution

 

*Knowing Your Church and Community Practicum and Leadership for Church Revitalization will be the two courses offered in conjunction with the Revitalize Convention.

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What can I do with this degree?

  • Work to develop practices that will help revitalize churches
  • Serve as senior/lead/executive/administrative pastor in local church revitalization's
  • Develop methods to train lay leaders within the church


Who will teach me?

DR. JOHN EWART


Professor of Missions and Pastoral Leadership Associate Vice President for Global Theological Initiatives and Ministry Centers

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DR. CHUCH LAWLESS


Professor of Evangelism and Missions Dean of Doctoral Studies Vice President for Spiritual Formation and Ministry Centers

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THOM RAINER


Distinguished Professor of Church Revitalization and Leadership
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