Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

DUAL DEGREE PLAN

The dual degree program, Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, provides Christ-centered graduate-level education in order to prepare servant leaders for specific age-related as well as general ministry-related service in the 21st century. The MA in Children’s Ministry degree offers students excellence in preparation for children’s ministry, while the MA in Christian Ministry degree focuses on the broad, interdisciplinary and practical nature of ministry preparation.

ADMISSION

In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

  • Old Testament Survey

  • New Testament Survey

Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.

REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Shared Curriculum

24

DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
GSOM 6310 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*
THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 - Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology
WORS 6303 - Spiritual Formation and Worship
Electives - Select two courses (6 hours) from the Graduate School of Ministry with approval of Program Director.

MA IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

18

MACH 6311 - Early Childhood Ministry
MACH 6312 - Ministry with Children
MACH 6351 - Children and the Christian Faith+
Select a MA in Children's Ministry 9-hour concentration and complete the required courses. (Concentrations are listed on the single degree plan.)

MA IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

18

MACM 5301 - Foundations of Christian Ministry
MACM 6309 - Shepherding in the 21st Century
Select an MA in Christian Ministry 12-hour concentration and complete the required courses. Students may choose any concentration in the MA in Christian Ministry degree, except the Chaplaincy Ministry Concentration. (Concentrations are listed on the single degree plan)

TOTAL HOURS

24 hours

Required Shared Curriculum

18 hours

MA in Children's Ministry Required Curriculum

18 hours

MA in Christian Ministry Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)

+Prerequisite: MACH 6311, MACH 6312

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Find course descriptions by category under the Graduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.