Master of Arts in Ministry

Any person who desires to lead a ministry within his or her community will be assisted by our MA in Ministry core curriculum of practical theology, biblical studies, and theology. Also, the flexibility of electives offered in this program allows you to custom tailor your education to meet your specific ministry needs.

Encouraging students to explore the character of God within the context of the unfolding drama of Scripture’s story is our goal. MAM students are equipped to understand the Scriptures fully and to apply them practically to their community and context.

Why the MA Ministry Degree

Missio’s unique approach to ministry focuses on our commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ and a generously orthodox faith. We teach ministry from a missional theology perspective, encouraging students to explore the character of God within the context of the unfolding drama of Scripture’s story. This is truly a unique learning experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Shape Your Degree into What You Need

Many degree programs have a particular path that you must follow. However, Missio’s MA in Ministry degree offers a variety of ways to build your education experience. Students can focus on three concentrations of learning (Leadership, Urban Studies, or Counseling) to provide the core content of the degree. Within each concentration, twelve credits of electives are required.

Special message to women students: Did you know that Missio can help connect you with a church that offers ministry internship opportunities specifically to women? Contact Michael Health for more information.

Available tracks and curriculum

Core Courses – 18 Credits

Foundations
Hermeneutics
Reading the OT Missionally
Reading the NT Missionally
Theology 1
Formation and Mission

Ministry Courses – 18 Credits

Leadership Development
Homiletics
Organizations and Change
Community and Mission
Christianity and World Religions
Ministry Internship


Ministry Specialization Electives – 12 Credits

Students can take elective courses for specialization in Leadership, Urban Studies, or Counseling concentration. Please be aware that these elective courses vary from year to year. Please see our current term schedules for the classes being offered this year.


Notes regarding the program:

Students must take Formation and Mission within the first year (and preferably within the first nine credits). Students must pass the Bible Knowledge exam to qualify for graduation. Students who select the MA in Ministry program without a concentration may choose most of Missio’s offerings as electives.


Notes regarding the Counseling concentration:

The counseling concentration is designed to prepare students to use basic counseling competencies in a church environment. For the licensure-oriented program, see our Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program.


Total Required Credits - 48

Ready to start your journey?

Whether you are looking for more information regarding a program, scheduling a visit, starting the application process, or just wanting to talk to someone about your dreams, our admissions department is always available to assist you and answer any question that you might have.

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