Each and every Ministry Apprenticeship Alliance seminar (course) is designed to fulfill three Phoenix Seminary key competencies:
Qualified pastors and leaders at your church or para-church ministry teach the MAA Seminars. In order for them to be able to both instruct academically and supervise ministerially, they must meet one of the following qualifications: 1) pastoral experience with a PhD or Doctor of Ministry degree from an accredited institution or 2) extensive pastoral experience with a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited institution. MAA instructors are also subject to qualification as adjunct instructors at Phoenix Seminary and, therefore, must be approved by the Seminary.
To qualify, interested churches or para-church ministries need to fill out an MAA Ally Registration Form after reading the MAA Ally Agreement. This form includes the required minimal commitments in the areas of: doctrinal agreement, time commitment, educational requirements, and practical experience.
Your pastor or Ministry supervisor must read through the MAA Affiliate Agreement and complete the MAA Ally Registration Form. They can get these documents by contacting the Director of Enrollment and Marketing (call 405-615-1615).
After filling out an application to become a MAA Ally, representatives from Phoenix Seminary and the applying church or parachurch ministry meet to discuss the details of the contextualized training to be carried out.
After meeting with Phoenix Seminary, the church or para-church ministry agrees to sign the MAA Ally Agreement. This agreement outlines the minimal commitments in areas of doctrinal agreement, time commitment, educational qualification, and practical experience that Phoenix Seminary and the Ally are making together. At this point the church or para-church ministry becomes a MAA Ally.
You will register for the seminar just like any other course at Phoenix Seminary. Your Ally MAA seminar will have a special course number assigned to it, for which you will register.
Regular student hourly tuition rates apply to all MAA seminars (currently $525 per semester hour).
No. There are currently no pre-requisite courses required.
MAA course syllabi will be distributed to participating students, as they would be for other Master level classes. The MAA Ally will articulate the specific requirements for each MAA course offered.
These will include, but are not limited to:
Currently, all churches and para-church ministries are able to offer students the following:
While the above are current offerings, the MAA courses are adaptable. The syllabus for each church seminar is not necessarily fixed; it can be changed upon the interests and goals of the approved church or para-church ministry. As long as the syllabi are approved by Phoenix Seminary, courses can be designed and customized by and for each ally church or para-church organization. You should contact your internship supervisor or pastor to determine which seminars are currently available at your church.
No. There is currently no order required. The MAA Ally ministry will determine the order and sequence with which they offer MAA seminars.
Yes, the requirements for BC591 Internship can be integrated into an MAA Seminar.