Master of Arts in Church Ministry

The Master of Arts in Church Administration is a professional degree program designed for pastors and ministerial workers who want to upgrade themselves. This program is offered in three modalities: on-campus, cohort-based, and online.

Program Length

15 months plus the time needed to finish prerequisites

Admission Requirements

1. Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a four-point scale) or equivalent.

2. Demonstrate proficiency in English.

Prerequisites

1. Have a minimum of 72 undergraduate semester hours in religion.

2. For every year of full-time regular denominational employment as a pastor, teacher or chaplain, two of the 72 semester hours in religion may be waived, up to a total of 10 years (20 semester hours). The employing institution should provide a certified copy of the worker’s service record.

Curriculum

In order to complete the Master of Arts in Church Ministry program the following 14 courses or their equivalent totaling 36 semester hours must be completed on campus, at a DLC, or online.

Program Structure

Credits

Applied Theology

15

Biblical Studies

9

Theological-Historical Studies

9

General Electives

6

Research and Writing

3

TOTAL

42

Applied Theology

15

Complete the following five courses:


CHMN 545 Dynamic Sermon Design and Delivery

3

CHMN 563 Principles and Procedures of Evangelism

3

CHMN 579 Ministry and Spiritual Life

3

LEAD 510 Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics

3

MSSN 577 Growing Disciples and Mission

3

Biblical Studies

9

Complete the following three courses:


OTST/NTST 512 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

NTST ______ NTST-Elective

3

OTST ______ OTST-Elective

3

Theological-Historical Studies

9

Complete the following three courses:


THST 531 Distinctive Doctrines of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

3

CHIS ______ CHIS-Elective

3

THST ______ THST-Elective

3

General Electives

6

Complete two elective courses


Research and Writing

3

Complete the following course:


GSEM 600 Applied Theology Research and Writing

3

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