Master of Christian Ministries (Two-Year)

Program Description
Program Outcomes

Course Requirements

Program Description
This two-year program of Christian Ministries studies is tailored to students who are interested in bringing to bear the deep resources of the Christian tradition to a broad range of intellectual, spiritual, and/or cultural concerns. This program provides students with a set of skills for biblical understanding and theological reflection, as well as personal and spiritual transformation to meet the ministry challenges of a variety of contexts including the local church, parachurch ministry, and the circumstances of daily life. This program may be focused in such a way as to help students have the appropriate graduate ministry background needed for entry into more advanced levels of Christian ministries studies.

On its own, the MCM degree may not fulfill the requirements considered to be necessary for ordination.

Program Outcomes
Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

Outcome 1: Identity and the Triune God  Articulate how their life in Christ exhibits the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit as formed in their Christian community and devoted to the glory of God the Father.

Outcome 2: Skillful Biblical Exegesis  Demonstrate skillful exegesis through in-depth biblical study and awareness of methodological frameworks.

Outcome 3: Coherent Theology  Articulate a coherent Christian theological understanding and awareness of theological frameworks, informing their life and ministry, including corporate worship of the Triune God.

Outcome 4: Streams of Tradition  Demonstrate appreciation and critical awareness of their own and other Christian traditions as implemented in strategies for ministry.

Outcome 5: Standard of Service  Articulate their understanding of Christian ethics and demonstrate how it informs daily living and their philosophy of leadership.

Outcome 6: High Level Integration  Demonstrate a competence in the integration of knowledge, character, and ability specific to their ministry context

 

Course Requirements

Master of Christian Ministries

2019-2020

Credits

Comments

BIBLE

15 credits

 

BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

 

NT 451 NT Intro I

3

 

NT 452 NT Intro II

3

 

OT 451 OT Intro I

3

 

OT 452 OT Intro II

3

 

CHURCH HISTORY & THEOLOGY

12 credits

 

Plus One of Two*

3

 

     A.  CH 420 Church History up to 1500

 

 

     B.  CH 422 Church History after 1500

 

 

TH 531 Systematic Theology I

3

 

TH 532 Systematic Theology II

3

 

TH 526 Christian Ethics

3

 

CHURCH MISSION AND MINISTRY

15 credits

 

MI 432 Integral Mission

3

MI432 is taken in
the first 24 credits
of the degree.

FE 442-444 Field Education Units 1-3

3*

*prerequisite for
FE units is PC531
Essentials of
Pastoral Care

PC 531 Essentials of Pastoral Care

3

 

PT 540 Spiritual Formation

3

 

Capstone Course: MI6XX
(The Gospel in a Multicultural,
Multi-faith World)

3

MI6XX is taken
in the final
12 credits
of the degree as
a capstone course.

FREE ELECTIVES

6

 

TOTAL CREDITS

48