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Master of Arts
In Ministry

The Master of Arts in Ministry prepares students for Christian leadership other than pulpit/preaching ministries. It specifically equips students for a variety of professional church and para-church ministries or as church lay leaders. It is expressly not designed to prepare students academically for doctoral studies or for ordination in those churches that require the Master of Divinity degree.
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Serve with the Best Preparation Available 

The MAM program at Phoenix Seminary gives an opportunity for working professionals in both ministry and secular applications to study Scripture and ministry skills without the impact of a typical full-time educational schedule. The Master of Arts in Ministry with a concentration in Christian Studies is offered 100% online. It is an ideal option for foreign mission candidates, denominational administrators, church staff, Christian writers and editors, parachurch executives, Christian business leaders or lay Christians who simply wish to serve the church or ministry with the best preparation available.
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Train For a Lifetime of Faithful Ministry

The Master of Arts in Ministry prepares you for Christian leadership outside pulpit/preaching ministries.

Program Requirements

47 credit hours with a wide range of classes and concentration courses.

Student Learning Outcomes

Our robust program provides the education you need for a lifetime of faithful ministry.

Degree Purpose

Prepare for Christian leadership other than pulpit/preaching ministries.

Biblical Literature: 15 Credits Total

BL515 Hermeneutics: Principles of Interpretation

BL511 Old Testament 1: Genesis to Esther

BL512 Old Testament 2: Job to Malachi

BL513 New Testament 1: Matthew to Acts

BL514 New Testament 2: Romans to Revelation

Spiritual Formation: 3 Credits Total

SF500 The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

Theology: 12 Credits Total

TH511 Prolegomena, Scripture, and God

TH512 Anthropology, Christology, and Pneumatology

TH513 Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology

TH516 Christian Ethics

Intercultural Studies: 3 Credits Total

IS504 Cross-Cultural & Diversity Competency

Concentration Courses: 14 Credits 

Total Credits: 47

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Ministry should be able to:

  1. Know and apply Scripture using proper hermeneutical principles;
  2. Articulate sound doctrine according to historic Christian orthodoxy;
  3. Demonstrate ministry competency in an applied setting;
  4. Articulate his or her own growing and healthy relationship with God and neighbor.

Degree Purpose

The Master of Arts in Ministry prepares students for Christian leadership other than pulpit/preaching ministries. It specifically equips students for a variety of professional church and para-church ministries or as church lay leaders. It is expressly not designed to prepare students academically for doctoral studies or for ordination in those churches that require the Master of Divinity degree.

Students will engage in the systematic study of the Scriptures and theology while being exposed to current theological issues and positions with the goal of equipping the student to think biblically, independently and constructively in vital areas of ministry.

In addition, the Master of Arts in Ministry program includes the benefit of personal mentoring with a special emphasis on character development and spiritual growth.

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