Master of Arts in Church Planting
To serve as a church planter in a North American ministry setting. The concentration is designed for implementation in cooperation with the North American Mission Board.
Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in critical and constructive theological and contemporary reflections regarding church planting.
Students will demonstrate improved skills in evangelism, disciple making, leadership, contextualization and missionary practices.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of the biblical, theological, and historical precedents of church planting.
Students will grow spiritually through their studies, relational experiences, and practitioner interaction in the program.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Adam Hughes (Program Supervisor)
Dr. George Ross (Program Coordinator/Advisor)
Basic Ministerial Competency Component (18 hours)
Biblical Exposition Competency (9 hours)
Exploring the Old Testament
Exploring the New Testament
Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics
Christian Theological and Heritage Competency (6 hours)
Systematic Theology 1
Systematic Theology 2
NOBTS, SBC, and Cooperative Program
Disciple Making Competency (3 hours)
Supervised Ministry 1: Personal Evangelism Practicum (M)
Introduction to Spiritual Formation (M)
Church Planting Component (11 hours)
Church Planting Core (5 hours)
Principles of Church Planting
Church Planting Electives (6 hours)
Choose 2 from the following:
SEND Network Special Event Course
Urban Church Planting
Gospel in the City: Principles of Contextualization
Church Planting Leadership in a Post Christian Context
Electives Component (7 hours)
Free Electives (7 hours)
Total Required: 36 hours
*All graduate students must take this course during orientation in their first semester; however, students will not receive a credit hour or be charged for the course.