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)
  6. Electives, 9 hours. 
  7. English Bible exam.
  8. E-portfolio review or thesis defense.

Persons admitted with some advanced theological study or with extensive undergraduate studies in Bible, religion, and ministry may receive up to 12 hours of advanced standing. For more information, please consult with your advisor.

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