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Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

To serve in a full or part-time position as pastor or ministerial staff member of a local church.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Greg Mathias (Program Supervisor)

  • Dr. Bo Rice (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

Pastoral Ministry Core (18 hours)

course

hours

Evangelism (M)**

OR
Christian Missions (M)**

3

Pastoral Ministry (M)

3

Proclaiming the Bible 

3

Counseling in Ministry

3

Church Revitalization (M

3

Pastoral Leadership

OR

Church Leadership and Administration (M)

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.

**Student must take the course which was not taken as a component of the Master of Arts Core above.