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MA in Ministry | Bible Concentration

Overview

  • 36 credits (2 years full-time)
  • Completely online
  • Weekly live video conferences with professor and classmates

The Bible concentration is designed to equip pastors and lay-leaders with skills and tools for teaching, discipling and preaching from Scripture.

Course Outline

The 18-hour Bible concentration builds on the 18-hour MA Ministry core.

MA Ministry Core 18 hours
BITH500 Biblical Languages and Technology 3 hours
BITH580 Biblical Hermeneutics 3 hours
BITH610 or 611 Old Testament or New Testament Theology 3 hours
SYTH Systematic Theology Elective 3 hours
HITH Historical or Wesleyan Theology Elective 3 hours
BITH612 Biblical Theology of Holiness 3 hours
Bible Concentration – 6 electives chosen from… 18 hours
BITH501 New Testament Introduction  
BITH502 Old Testament Introduction  
BITH610 or 611 Old Testament or New Testament Theology  
PRTH511 Pastoral Teaching: Theology and Practice  
PRTH510-519 Homiletics Electives  
PRTH581-589 Preaching and Teaching Scripture Electives  
  Total: 36 hours

Graduate Program Calendar

Fall 2020 Dates

  • Aug. 17: Fall semester start
  • Oct. 26-Nov. 1: Fall break
  • Nov. 16-22: Optional break
  • Nov. 1: Program and scholarship  application deadline for Spring 2021
  • Nov. 23-29: Thanksgiving break 
  • Dec. 12: Fall semester end
  • Dec. 19: Fall semester end if optional break is taken

Spring 2021 Dates

  • Jan. 18: Spring classes convene
  • Mar. 21-27: Late winter break
  • Apr. 1: Program and scholarship application deadline for Summer 2021
  • Apr. 2: Last day to withdraw from Spring 2021 classes.
  • Apr. 18-24: Spring break
  • May 15: Graduate spring term end

Summer 2021 Dates

  • May 31: Summer classes convene
  • June 1: Program and scholarship application deadline for Fall 2021
  • June 28-July 4: Summer break
  • July 31: Graduate summer term end

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