MA Christian Ministry

Purpose

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) is a 65-credit hour program designed for individuals who desire additional ministry training. The MACM seeks to equip students through classes and ministry experiences integrated with a focus on the student’s walk with God, character and leadership development, as well as grounding in the Scriptures and core doctrines of the Christian faith. The program allows students greater flexibility in selecting courses which will equip for specific areas of ministry interest.

Target Group

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) is designed for both those who are entering ministry and would like a broad exposure or those who have been in ministry for some time and desire to select courses which would further develop their knowledge, character and skills. This program is appropriate for working adults as it allows flexibility in emphasis course selection.

 

Program Explanation

EAST Aleph (Summer)

LF500 Research & Writing for Christian Leadership

2

 

IS401 Evangelism & Follow Up Seminar

NC

 

 

1st Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

BS510 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics

3

OT510 Old Testament Narratives

3

LF510 Christian Leadership Foundations

3

LF560 Christian Marriage & Family in Asia

3

IS501 Building Spiritual Movements

3

LF580 Cross-Cultural Team Internship 1

1

TS560 Worldview & Biblical Decision Making

OR

IS520 Contextualization

2

IS510 World Mission

2

TS532 Spiritual Transformation and Warfare

3

Emphasis course

3

Emphasis course

3

LF570 Mentoring Group 1

1

LF571 Mentoring Group 2

1

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

16

Summer

LF581 Cross-Cultural Team Internship 2

2

2nd Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

TS510 Theology 1

3

TS511 Theology 2

3

OT511 Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom & Prophets

3

NT511 New Testament Epistles & Revelation

3

NT510 New Testament Narratives

3

Emphasis course

3

LF530 Biblical Communication –Teaching for Life Change

OR

LF555 Biblical Communication –Expository Preaching 1

2

Emphasis course

3

Emphasis course

3

LF583 Field Practicum 2

1

LF582 Field Practicum 1

1

LF573 Mentoring Group 4

1

LF572 Mentoring Group 3

1

TOTAL

14

TOTAL

16

 

Emphasis courses: Based on the student’s area of interest, emphasis electives may be selected from courses offered in biblical studies (BS, OT, NT), theological studies (TS), intercultural studies (IS), as well as leadership and formation (LF).

 

Time Limit for Degree Completion

A student has a maximum of five (5) years to complete a MACM from the date of matriculation at EAST.

 

Graduation Requirements

The following are requirements in order to graduate with a MACM:

  • Completion work of all coursework (65 hours) with a grade of C- or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Demonstrate character and ministry skills appropriate for an EAST graduate
  • Approval by the faculty
  • Payment all fees