Program Purpose

 

The Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership program provides basic theological concept of ministry and leadership to explore and develop Christian understanding of service in order to express Christian leadership in a changing cultural setting, the Church and the world.

The degree requires 36 credits hour to complete. The program is hybrid program which requires two-week* intensive program for two semesters at the designated campus and online video-conferencing in which students interact with the professor and fellow students.

36 hours

2 years

Course Requirements

This program is an overview of the MA program and an introduction to both theoretical and practical aspects of research methodology. It is designed to guide students in planning their study and to instruct them in research/writing skills for the preparation of their work. (3 hours)

This course is an introduction to the literary, historical, and theological contents and contexts of the Old Testament. Significant interpretive issues are noted, major theological themes covered, and their relevance for Christian living addressed. (3 hours)

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the literature of the New Testament by means of studying both the Biblical text and the historical and cultural factors that shaped it. The historical background, certain aspects of contemporary scholarship, and especially the themes and general teachings of the New Testament books will be discussed. (3 hours)

The aim of this course is to study various approaches to the interpretation of Scripture. The study will center on the understanding of the original and intended meaning of Scripture by employing hermeneutical tools so that student will be able to prepare expositions and make appropriate contemporary applications. (3 hours)

This course offers a survey of the history of the Church from the Apostles to the Pre-Reformation. Special emphasis will be given to major events in their historical context and the spread of the Church from Palestine to Europe. (3 hours)

This course offers a survey of the history of the Church from the Pre-Reformation to the Present. Special emphasis will be given to major events in their historical context and the spread of the Church from Europe to other parts of the world. (3 hours)

This course introduces students to the core topics and methods of Christian systematic theology by exploring the leading theologians and their theological perspectives necessary for an adequate foundation in Christian theology; the theological topics considered are: God, creation, Trinity, Christology, theological anthropology, sin and salvation, grace, and pneumatology. (3 hours)

This course offers the study and practice of Christian ethics. The student will examine philosophical and theological backgrounds for ethics, the role of biblical authority, and the historical relation between Church and culture to develop a proper method of moral decision making. (3 hours)

This course examines the roles, function, and theological considerations for the practice of pastoral ministry in order to understand the relationship between the doctrine of the Church and its practice. (3 hours)

This course is designed to provide theoretical and practical measures to conflicts management and transformation in reference to the insights of the Scriptures. It will also provide practical guidelines for understanding conflicts and their causes in order to develop a positive strategy for dealing with conflict. (3 hours)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the basic concepts of Christian leadership and administration in light of servant and transformational leadership principles. By taking this course, the students will explore appropriate models and formulate their personal leadership and administration style. (3 hours)

This course examines the main features of the postmodern culture in light of faithfulness to the Gospel, and the nature and mission of the Church. The course reflects on the identity of the Church as missionary and hence the Church needs to take the world seriously and respond to its struggles. In addition, the analysis on the changing landscapes and context of contemporary mission will be made. (3 hours)

Thesis is a requirement to graduate in MA program. The purpose of a thesis is to encourage students to exercise academic inquiry so that they will be able to contribute their new findings to their field of study. A candidate will work under the supervision of faculty or adjunct professor assigned by the school. The scope, direction, and content of the thesis are determined in consultation between the student and a faculty supervisor. The length of the thesis shall be about 30,000 words or 80-120 pages. (3 hours)

*12 days 96 hours classroom interaction in each semester is required.
**Students must take this course in the first semester: however, students will not receive credit hour.