In addition to the core classes, MA in Ministry students must complete eighteen hours of electives. Many students choose to take four electives in one of our specializations: Children, Youth & Family Ministry, Church Planting & Multiplication, Church Revitalization, Leadership, Pastoral Ministry, and Worship Arts.
Course titles are subject to change.
MISS500 Cultural Context of Ministry (3 hours)
This course explores the most relevant contexts in which a person's ministry takes place, including the unity and diversity of local contexts, social and cultural contexts, denominational contexts, national and global contexts, as well as the kingdom context. Special attention is given to the broader Christian context of the cohort, such as the roots of American denominationalism for North Americans.
BIBL 500 The Bible as Christian Scripture (3 hours)
This course develops the two-fold skills of 1) reading the Bible in context and 2) reading it with the eyes of a Christian. The classic tools of inductive Bible study are presented alongside strategies for appropriating the Bible today.
THEO 500 Introduction to Christian Theology (3 hours)
This course reviews the historic beliefs of orthodox Christianity, including the nature of revelation, God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, humanity, sin, salvation, the church, and the end of the age.
SPIR 550 Spiritual Life and Leadership (3 hours)
This course focuses on the inflow and outflow of a deepening spiritual life which results in difference-making leadership.
MIN 561 Research Methodology (1 hour)
A basic introduction to writing papers, finding and assessing sources, organizing material, documentation, and style.
CHST 500 Global Christian History (3 hours)
This course surveys the progress and development of Christianity around the world from its inception to the present day, with special attention to the rise and anticipated dominance of two-thirds world Christianity in the southern hemisphere.
MIN 590 Capstone Project (2 hours)
An individually designed program accomplished primarily in the candidate's place of ministry. The written report will provide significant insight into the area explored. The project may have use primarily for the student and others interested in that area. Graded on a CR/NC basis.