MA Christian Ministry


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 classes that will equip them for specific areas of ministry interest. 

Target Group

The MACM is designed for those who are entering ministry and would like a broad exposure as well as those who have been in ministry for some time and desire to select courses that would further develop their knowledge, character, and skills. This program is appropriate for working adults as it allows flexibility in emphasis class selection.

Admissions Requirements

The individual applying for the MACM must follow the usual EAST application process and meet the MACM admissions standards. Both of these are stated in the “Admissions” section of this Prospectus. Additional admissions information for international students is explained in the “International Students” section of the Prospectus.

Program Explanation

EAST Aleph (Summer) LF500 Research and Writing for Christian Leadership 2
IS400 Evangelism and Follow Up Seminar NC
1st Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester
BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics 3 OT510 Old Testament Narratives 3
LF510 Christian Leadership Foundations 3 LF560 Christian Marriage and Family in Asia 3
IS501 Building Spiritual Movements 3 LF580 Cross-Cultural Team Internship 1 1
TS560 Worldview and Biblical Decision Making


IS520 Contextualisation



IS510 World Missions  2
TS532 Spiritual Life and Transformation 3
Emphasis Course 3 Emphasis Course 3
LF570 Mentoring Group 1 1 LF570 Mentoring Group 2 1
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 and Prophets 3 NT511 New Testament Epistles and Revelation 3
NT510 New Testament Narratives  3 Emphasis Course 3
LF530 Teaching and Learning 1 


LF555 Expository Preaching 1

2 Emphasis Course 2
Emphasis Course 3 LF597 Summative Learning Project 1
LF582 Field Practicum & FIRM 1 – one credit per semester 2
LF570 Mentoring Group 3 1 LF570 Mentoring Group 4 1

Christian Ministry Emphasis Courses

Based on the student’s area of interest, fourteen (14) credits of emphasis courses 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).  

Course Description Information

For further information and description of each of the MACM courses, refer to the appropriate section of the “Course Descriptions” section of this Prospectus.

Distribution Requirements 

Biblical Studies (BS, OT, NT)                                                           15 credits

BS510, OT510, OT511, NT510, NT511

Intercultural Studies (IS)                                                                  5 or 7 credits*

IS400, IS501, IS510, IS520*

Leadership Studies (LF)                                                                   10 credits

LF500, LF510, LF560, LF530 or LF555

Formation (LF)                                                                                 10 credits

LF570, LF580, LF581, LF582, LF597

Theological Studies (TS)                                                                  9 or 11 credits*

TS510, TS511, TS532, TS560*

Christian Ministry Emphasis Courses                                              14 credits

                                                                                                         65 credits

* Distribution within Intercultural Studies and Theological Studies will vary as the student selects either IS520 Contextualisation or TS560 Worldview and Biblical Decision Making.

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 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