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When you are called to ministry in a congregational setting, you must prepare for more than a job. The vocation calls for a strong foundation in ministerial theory, where you put loving God and loving others into informed practice. The Master of Arts in Christian Ministries (MACM) is designed to equip graduates for doing effective ministry in the heart of community.
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 5540 Introduction to Spiritual Formation||4 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|
As a college minister, Nate works with students who are grasping for God’s plan for their lives 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.
Our admissions staff are equipped as guides to listen to your concerns, evaluate your options, and help you decide what program or pathway is right for you. Contact us today to begin your journey.
The link below will direct you to the Ashland University Graduate School online application to apply to the Master of Arts (Christian Ministries) program.APPLY TODAY