Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.
About the Program
ACU’s Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is a flexible degree program designed to equip you for competent leadership in ministry fields such as youth and family ministry, children’s ministry and education ministry. This M.A. degree is also ideal if you’re looking to deepen your theological knowledge for a career outside ministry, such as in education or social service. With many elective hours, you are able to personalize your degree plan to match your particular ministry passions and interests.
All the Details on Your Degree
With many elective hours, you are able to personalize your online ministry degree to match your particular ministry passions and interests. The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is also available as a residential program in Abilene.
History of Christianity
Foundations of the Theology of Ministry
Upcoming Start Dates
August 23, 2021
January 10, 2022
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Mindi Thompson is an associate professor and director of distance education. She joined the Graduate School of Theology in 2011. She received her Ph.D. from Luther Seminary where she focused on the Old Testament. She holds an M.A. from Emmanual Christian Seminary, and her B.A. and A.A. are from Minnesota Bible College. She earned the honor of Outstanding Faculty of the Year for the College of Biblical Studies at ACU in 2015 and 2020. Thompson is the co-author of the book To the Ends of the Earth: Cultural Considerations for Global Online Theological Education and author of the publication Reading Leviticus 19: Issues for Interpretation.
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Get to know Andrew Ritchie, ACU alum (BA Biblical Texts) who’s nearly halfway through his online Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) program.
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Vocational formation is all about finding your life’s calling, learning how God is shaping you into the person you were born to be. You likely have a career goal or the spark of an idea of what you’d like to do professionally. ACU’s unique approach to vocational formation takes this a step further by helping you understand your deeper desire to serve others, no matter what the job title or duties entail.
“Trust the Process” by Andy Burns
Read MACM student Andy Burns’s blog post to hear his biggest piece of advice for incoming graduate students.