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Master of Arts in Ministry

Master of Arts in Ministry

Master of Arts in Ministry

The Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM) is designed to provide graduates a comprehensive understanding of Scripture, Christian doctrine and practical ministry. It is most ideal for students who desire to develop critical and reflexive knowledge of contemporary issues concerning the church. The program’s uniqueness lies in its solid emphasis on the practical aspects of ministry. As a student, you can expect to be enriched by the School’s balanced approach to marrying the acquisition of knowledge of Scripture and practical ministry experiences, such as preaching, teaching and pastoral ministry.

Overview/Admission Requirements

Accreditation Asia Theological Association
Credits

30 credits for theological bachelor’s degree holders

60 credits for non-theological bachelor’s degree holders

Duration

Full-time: One year (30 credits)

Two years (60 credits)

Part-time: Up to three years (30 credits)

 Up to six years (60 credits)

Admission Requirements

You must:

  • Possess personal and spiritual maturity
  • Be willing to engage in Christian ministry
  • Be recommended by your local church
  • Have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5

If you are an international applicant, you must have obtained a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT)/550(PBT) or an IELTS score of 6.5 (or the equivalent)

Anticipated
Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you should have:

  • Critical knowledge and understanding of Scripture and Christian doctrine
  • Well-developed skills in interpreting and applying Scripture to practical life situations
  • Well-informed understanding of the nature of the church, its ministry and mission
  • Well-developed discernment of the various trends in contemporary ministry
  • Well-developed capacity to engage in theological reflection on contemporary issues in the Christian community and make independently-formed judgments
  • Strong commitment to developing spiritual maturity in yourself and others
  • Good range of professional competencies in the church’s ministries

Curriculum

BIBLE

15 credits

Old Testament Foundations* 3
New Testament Foundations* 3
Hermeneutics* 3
Electives 6

THEOLOGY & HISTORY

18 credits

Systematic Theology 1* 3
Systematic Theology 2* 3
Systematic Theology 3* 3
Pentecostal Studies 3
Church History* 3
Electives 3

MINISTRY & GENERAL

27 credits

Online Orientation 0
Theological Research and Writing* 3
Homiletics* 3
Principles of Teaching* 3
Pastoral Theology and Leadership 3
Biblical Theology of Missions 3
Electives 12

TOTAL

60 credits


Theological Bachelor degree holders are expected to have completed subjects marked with an * in their Bachelor degrees. Otherwise, these subjects may be required as deficiencies in the course of study.

Each course is worth three credits unless otherwise stated.

Study Schedule

Year 1

Term 1

Theological Research and Writing
Old Testament Foundations
Systematic Theology 1

Term 2

New Testament Foundations
Systematic Theology 2
Elective Ministry

Term 3

Hermeneutics
Systematic Theology 3
Church History
Pastoral Theology and Leadership

Year 2

Term 1

Homiletics
Bible Theology of Missions
Elective Ministry

Term 2

Elective Bible
Elective Theology
Pentecostal Studies
Principles of Teaching

Term 3

Elective Bible
Elective Ministry
Elective Ministry

Note

  • The course Theological Research and Writing is offered in an online format. All students must start the program with this course.

  • Students can choose to study their courses online if they are offered. This mostly consists of the first-year courses.

Graduation Requirements

Students must fulfill the following requirements for graduation.

  • Satisfactory completion of the program of study
  • Maintenance of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Approval by the Dean’s Committee
  • Settlement of all financial obligations with the College
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