The Master of Arts in Christian Ministries (MACM) is designed to equip graduates for effective ministry and competent leadership primarily in congregational settings. The degree provides a foundation in ministerial theory and practice that will assist students to pursue ministry vocations.
Having completed the MA in Christian Ministries, students will be able to:
Students earning the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries must complete 55 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale. The full MACM degree is offered at the Ashland Campus, Cleveland Center, Columbus Center, and Detroit Center. Less than 50% of this degree may be completed online.
|Class Name||Credit Hours|
|Preliminary and Summative Coursework|
|FLD 6601 Field Study Introduction||1 hour|
|FLD 6602 Field Study (2)||.5 hour|
|FLD 6603 Field Study (3)||.5 hour|
|FLD 6610 Field Study Capstone||1 hour|
|Spiritual Formation Courses|
|SPF 5541 Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines||2 hours|
|SPF 5542 Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer||2 hours|
|BSG 5501 Engaging Texts and Contexts||3 hours|
|CHS 5500 Story of the Christian Faith||3 hours|
|CTH 5520 Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God||3 hours|
|ETH 5530 Christian Ethics||3 hours|
|MSS 5501 Kingdom Mission in a Global Community||3 hours|
|NTS 5511 Introduction to the New Testament||3 hours|
|OTS 5511 Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1)||3 hours|
|OTS 5512 Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)||3 hours|
|CLD 6630 Leading the People of God||3 hours|
|CWP 5512 Worship and the Community of God||3 hours|
|PCC 5520 Person in Ministry||3 hours|
|PCC 5530 Pastoral Counseling and Care||3 hours|
|Christian Ministries Courses|
|Choose 2 of the following 3 courses:|
|CRE 5501 Forming the People of God||3 hours|
|HOM 5511 Proclaiming the Word of God||3 hours|
|EVG 5513 Evangelistic Practices||3 hours|
|Open Electives||6 hours|
|Total Hours||55 hours|
As a college minister, Nate works with students who are grasping for God’s plan for their life and are often lost in uncertainty and crisis. ATS has empowered him to be confident in the Spirit’s leading as he points these students toward Christ.
Connecting with the urban homeless, sharing life with Hispanic immigrants, and figuring out church-planting are all part of Dustin's daily life but are not part of most institutions’ catalogues. ATS went out of the way to connect coursework to Dustin's context and equip him for daily ministry.
Jamie wasn’t sure if seminary education was right for her, but she was thrilled to find out that ATS was willing to cater a degree towards her specific giftings and ministry calling.
The Master of Arts in Christian Ministries invites you on the same spiritually formative journey as our other programs, but with a focus on competency in a specialized area of ministry. Worship pastors, chaplains, evangelists, educators, and missionaries may find this to be the perfect program to enhance their knowledge and skills. Men and women from traditions that do not require a Master of Divinity may find the MA to be all they need to take their ordained ministry to the next level.