Master of Arts in Church Planting

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

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.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in critical and constructive theological and contemporary reflections regarding church planting.

  2. Students will demonstrate improved skills in evangelism, disciple making, leadership, contextualization and missionary practices.

  3. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the biblical, theological, and historical precedents of church planting.

  4. 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)

Program Requirements

Basic Ministerial Competency Component (18 hours)

Biblical Exposition Competency (9 hours)

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hours

Exploring the Old Testament

3

Exploring the New Testament 

3

Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics 

3

Christian Theological and Heritage Competency (6 hours)

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hours

Systematic Theology 1 

3

Systematic Theology 2 

3

NOBTS, SBC, and Cooperative Program

*

Disciple Making Competency (3 hours)

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hours

Supervised Ministry 1: Personal Evangelism Practicum (M)

2

Introduction to Spiritual Formation (M)

1

Church Planting Component (11 hours)

Church Planting Core (5 hours)

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hours

Principles of Church Planting

3

Church Revitalization

2

Church Planting Electives (6 hours)

Choose 2 from the following:

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SEND Network Special Event Course

3

Urban Church Planting

3

Gospel in the City: Principles of Contextualization

3

Church Planting Leadership in a Post Christian Context

3

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.