Online Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry

The M.A. in Pastoral Ministry

  • Is self-paced;
  • Not structured in semesters, quarters or terms;
  • Can be completed 100% off-campus;
  • Uses email and easy file transfers to send coursework;
  • Also integrates voluntary small group learning options;
  • Is designed to allow the student to begin at any time of the year.

 

Program Curriculum (see course descriptions below):

Orientation MOR
Biblical Apologetics BA-501
Church Administration CA-501
Church History CH-501
Evidence for Biblical Inerrancy BI-501
Communication for Growth II CG-501

Crisis Counseling CC-501
Philosophy of Ministry PH-501
Biblical Preaching and Personal Holiness BP-501
Elective
Elective
Bible Mastery BM-501
TOTAL CREDITS

2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
10
42

Designed for:
individuals who are currently serving or desire to serve in local church pastoral ministry.  This program provides the fundamental training required for Christian ministers.

Ministry Training for:
Pastoral Staff
Senior Pastors

Course Descriptions

 

Orientation OR-MA

The purpose of this course is to help ensure that the student will begin his or her study program at Master’s with the basic information needed to move successfully toward graduation.  For this reason, this course is mandatory of all new students.

 

Biblical Apologetics BA-501
The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s understanding of the requisite issues in the study of Apologetics; to enable the student to identify key terms and describe essential issues of Apologetics and to apply Apologetic methodology to contemporary challenges; to offer the student the opportunity to explore significant challenges to the Christian faith and apologetic responses to those challenges; to examine and analyze the competing truth claims of rival world views.

 

Church Administration CA-501
The purpose of this course is to introduce and expose students to foundational principles of local administration, so that they acquire a basic and introductory knowledge of these principles and are able to identify and describe them, and explain how they apply to their current ministry/job situation.

 

Church History CH-501

The purpose of this course is to expose the student to an advanced survey of Church History from the time of the Resurrection to the Present Age, and to enable the student to recognize and identify important Political and Church Leaders who had a major impact on the development and life of the Church.

 

Evidence for Biblical Inerrancy BI-501

The purpose of this course is too provide the graduate student with an opportunity to examine the internal evidences for the validity of the Bible as its own source of confirmation of Divine inspiration, and to challenge the student to analyze these internal evidences critically and competently.

 

Communication for Growth II CG-501
The purpose of this course is to present to the student a biblically-based model of pulpit communication; to bring the student to a higher level of understanding concerning the foundational elements of effective New Testament preaching and teaching.

 

Crisis Counseling CC-501
The purpose of this course is to instruct the student in the recognition and management of crisis situations in the lives of people they seek to help.

 

Philosophy of Ministry PH-501
This course will introduce and expose the student to the study of Christian ministry as a calling and a life of service so that he or she acquires a basic and introductory knowledge of ministry, and is able to identify and describe the essential principles of Christian ministry in light of biblical data and a personal and professional stance.

 

Biblical Preaching and Personal Holiness BP-501

This course focuses on how preaching is effective in leading Christians toward maturity.  Messages on Christian growth and sanctification will be modeled, and there will be instructional elements dealing especially with the dynamics of preaching in the local church.

 

Bible Mastery BM-501
This course will provide the master’s level student with an opportunity to demonstrate a personal comprehension of the Bible as a continuum from the creation of the current heavens and earth to its recreation in perfection and righteousness.

 

Elective courses can be selected from either:

Master's Level Courses or Speciality Courses

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