Master of Arts in Discipleship

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

To serve in educational ministries (particularly as minister of discipleship, small groups, spiritual formation, assimilation, spiritual maturity; and associate pastors) primarily in local churches, as well as missions, denominational agencies, and other related ministries.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Greg Mathias (Program Supervisor)

  • Dr. Hal Stewart (Program Coordinator/Advisor)

Program Requirements

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

Discipleship Competency Component (18 hours)

Discipleship Core (12 hours)

course

hours

Lifespan Development 

3

Lifespan Discipleship 

3

Teaching the Bible 

3

Leading Team Based Ministry (M)

3

Christian Education Electives (6 hours)

course

hours

Select 6 hours from any combination of Christian education courses.

6

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.