MA in Church and Community Ministries

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

To prepare students to minister effectively in church and community ministries within the local church and faith-based social service agencies.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will apply a biblical and Christ-centered worldview to real-world issues likely to be encountered in fields of practice.

  2. Students will be equipped with practical skills in their social work courses.

  3. Students will apply principles of church and community ministry in their specific ministry contexts.

  4. Students will demonstrate personal and spiritual maturity in classes taken in fulfillment of this degree.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Adam Hughes (Program Supervisor)

  • Dr. Loretta Rivers (Program Coordinator/Advisor)

Master of Arts Core (27 hours)

Biblical Studies (12 hours)

course

hours

Interpreting the Old Testament 1

3

Interpreting the Old Testament 2

3

Interpreting the New Testament 1

3

Interpreting the New Testament 2

3

Theological/Historical Studies (9 hours)

course

hours

Systematic Theology 1

3

Systematic Theology 2 

3

Baptist Heritage

3

Applied Ministry Studies (6 hours)
*One course from the Applied Ministry Studies section must be taken in a mentoring format

course

hours

Evangelism (M)

OR

Christian Missions (M)

3

Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (M)

3

Church & Community Ministries Component (18 hours)

Church & Community Ministries Core (12 hours)

course

hours

Church Community Ministries 

3

Introduction to Social Work 

3

Social Work Practice with Individuals & Families 

3

Group Leadership

3

Social Work Elective Courses (6 hours)

course

hours

Choose 2 courses from the following:

Social Work Practice with Children and Families 

3

Death, Loss, and Grief 

3

Social Work Practice with the Aging and Their Families 

3

Interpersonal Relationship Skills

3

Total Required: 45 hours

(M) Indicates course is available in a mentoring format, as well as other formats.

*One course from the Applied Ministry Studies section must be taken in a mentoring format.