Programs

Master of Arts in Christian Studies (36 Hours)

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) degree is ideal for individuals called to ministry who have not previously had any theological training. Whether a student studies on campus or entirely online, it provides a basic knowledge of theology, church history, evangelism, and the Old and New Testaments. This degree builds a solid foundation for work in any area of ministry and equips students for leadership roles in local churches and for the mission field.

Core Curriculum (36 Hours)

BIB 505          Biblical Hermeneutics
EMS 501        Personal Evangelism
THS 504         Spiritual Foundations
THS 510         Systematic Theology I
THS 515         Systematic Theology II
THS 550         Theology Intensive
THS 603         Church History
NTS 501         New Testament Introduction I
NTS 601         New Testament Introduction II
OTS 501         Old Testament Introduction I
OTS 601         Old Testament Introduction II
PHI 502          Philosophy of Religion

 

Applied Studies

RES 601         Library Research Seminar (No Credit – Required Seminar)

 

 

 

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (36 Hours)

The goal of the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL) program is to provide basic theological and ministry education for students who desire to be better equipped for ministry and/or advance their employment setting. Students complete courses that are applicable to the marketplace and for the education ministry of a local church. Further, missionary candidates whose mission board requires a year of graduate theological education for appointment benefits from the MACL. With two tracks (Spiritual Leadership and Educational Leadership), the MACL is a strong fit for those who have limited time to attend graduate school.

Prerequisites*

EMS 101        Personal Evangelism
THS 203         Systematic Theology I
THS 301         Systematic Theology II

 

Core Curriculum (18 Hours)

CSL 540          Conflict Management
MIN 505         Christian Leadership
NTS 500          Introducing the New Testament
OTS 500          Introducing the Old Testament
THS 504          Spiritual Foundations
THS 610          Theology of Leadership

 

Elective Studies (3 Hours)

 

Applied Studies

AMP 500         Applied Ministry Project (No Credit – Required Every Semester)
RES 601           Library Research Seminar (No Credit – Required Seminar)

 

Christian Leadership Tracks (15 Hours)

 

Spiritual Leadership Track

EDU 501        Educational Ministry in the Church
EDU 610        Organizational Management
MIN 625        Topics in Leadership
PHI 502          Philosophy of Religion

One of the following:
BIB 501          Bible Introduction
NTS 510         New Testament Intensive
OTS 510         Old Testament Intensive

 

Educational Leadership Track

CSL 545          Educational Psychology
EDU 501         Educational Ministry in the Church
EDU 532         Principles of Teaching
EDU 610         Organizational Management

One of the following:
NTS 510         New Testament Intensive
OTS 510         Old Testament Intensive