The curriculum for the Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry is designed to provide a solid basis of ministerial tools. Accordingly, the curriculum provides students with the tools for biblical study; an introduction to Christian scripture, history and theology; and classes directed at ministry related skills. Finally, 9 hours of electives round out the degree, allowing students to take courses most relevant for their vocation.

Requirements for the 48-hour M.A. in Christian Ministry degree are:

  1. Orientation: 
        BIBM 602 GST Orientation (0)
  2. Tools, 9 hours: 
        BGRK 611, 612 Elementary New Testament Greek I, II (3 hours each)
        BIBL 627 Biblical Exegesis (3)
  3. Bible core, 9 hours: 
        BIBL 610 Advanced Introduction to the Old Testament (3)
        BIBL 620 Advanced Introduction to the New Testament (3)
        Text Selection, 3 hours
  4. History and Theology, 9 hours: 
        BIBD 660 Introduction to Systematic Theology (3)
        BIBH 651 History of Christianity I (3), or BIBH 652 History of Christianity II (3)
        BIBH 664 Advanced Restoration History (3)
  5. Ministry, 12 hours: 
        BIBM 603 Foundations of the Theology of Ministry (3)
        BIBM 657 Contexts of Ministry (3)
        BIBM 648 Christian Spiritual Formation (3)
        Ministry Electives, 3 hours
  6. Electives, 9 hours. 
  7. English Bible exam.
  8. E-portfolio review or thesis defense.
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