MA in Ministry | Bible Concentration


  • 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 2022 Dates

    • Aug. 1: Fall Registration Closes
    • Aug. 15: Fall classes convene
    • Oct. 24--28: Fall Break (Aldersgate)
    • Dec. 10: Classes end

    Spring 2023 Dates

    • January 9th: Spring classes Convene
    • February 19th--25th: Late Winter Break
    • April 1st:
      • Program and scholarship application deadline for Summer 2023
      • Last day to withdraw from Spring 2023 classes
    • April 2nd--8th: Spring Break
    • May 6th: Spring classes end
    • May 20th: Commencement

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