Master of Arts in Christian Ministry


The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree requires 48 semester hours. This degree program can

be completed in 2 years, enrolling in an average of 12 semester hours during 4 semesters. Students

may elect to earn the degree over a more extended period of time. Normally, the degree should be

completed within three years. An overall grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation.

 

Transfer students must have a 2.0 grade point average on all work completed and a 2.0 on work done at Campbell. Regardless of the number of credits eligible for transfer, the majority of credits toward the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree must be completed through instruction offered by Campbell University. 

 
The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is a professional degree designed to prepare men and women for specialized ordained and lay ministry. The degree provides a foundation in the theological disciplines and specialized training in one of the following specialized ministries: 1) Congregational Leadership, 2) Youth Ministry, 3) Teaching the Bible, 4) Christian Education, or 5) Children’s Ministry. More specializations may be added in the future. A core curriculum of 27 hours is designed to provide students with essential foundations for ministry. Students then choose a minimum of 21 hours of vocational and elective studies according to calling and interest. With approval, students may take up to three hours in graduate courses outside the Divinity School and apply them toward electives. Faculty advisers are available to counsel with students relative to curriculum selections. Throughout the curriculum, students are led to develop their spiritual lives and to engage in theological reflection and dialogue.
 
Students who sense a potential call to pastoral ministry or who desire to prepare for an academic career in college or university teaching are encouraged to pursue the Master of Divinity.
 
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry Curriculum
 
Core Courses
 
DIVI 1000
Introduction to Theological Education
2 hrs.
DIVI 4070
Worship and Spiritual Formation
1 hr.
DIVI 1100
New Testament I
3 hrs.
DIVI 1101
New Testament II
3 hrs.
DIVI 1200
Old Testament I
3 hrs
DIVI 1201
Old Testament II
3 hrs.
DIVI 2200
Introduction to Christian Theology
3 hrs.
DIVI 2000
Church History I
3 hrs.
DIVI 2002
 
DIVI 2003
Church History II: Baptist Heritage 
or
Church History II: Denominational Heritage
3 hrs.
DIVI 4079
 
DIVI 4081
Devotional Study of a Christian Classic
or
Spiritual Formation Retreat
1 hr.
DIVI 9090
Senior Synthesis
2 hrs.
 
 
27 hrs.
 
 
 
 
Specialization Courses
21 hrs.
 
 
 
 
Total Hours for M.A. in Christian Ministry
48 hrs.
 
 
 
 
Specializations:
 
 
 
 
 
Youth Ministry
 
DIVI 6303
Ministry with Youth
3 hrs.
DIVI 6141
Teaching the Bible to Youth and Adults
3 hrs.
DIVI 5400
Pastoral Care
3 hrs
DIVI 4300
The Ministry of Preaching
3 hrs.
DIVI 2400
 
DIVI 22xx
Christian Ethics
or
Advanced Theology Elective
3 hrs.
DIVI 8050
Supervised Ministry
3 hrs.
 
Elective
3 hrs.
 
 
21 hrs.
     
 
 Teaching the Bible
 
DIVI 8050
Supervised Ministry
3 hrs.
DIVI 11xx
Upper Level New Testament Elective
3 hrs.
DIVI 12xx
Upper Level Old Testament Elective
3 hrs.
DIVI 6141
Teaching the Bible to Youth and Adults
3 hrs.
DIVI 6xxx
Christian Education Course
2-3 hrs
DIVI 4300
The Ministry of Preaching
3 hrs.
 
Elective
3-4 hrs.
 
 
21 hrs.
     
 
Christian Education
 
DIVI 6000
Introduction to Christian Education
3 hrs.
DIVI 6020
The Christian Educator
3 hrs.
DIVI 6xxx
Christian Education Elective
3 hrs
DIVI 6141
Teaching the Bible to Youth and Adults
3 hrs.
DIVI 6301
 
DIVI 6320
 
DIVI 6359
Teaching Preschoolers and Children
or
Biblical and Theol. Found. for Age Grp. Ministry
or
The Christian Childhood Educator
2 hrs.
DIVI 4300
 
DIVI 4422
The Ministry of Preaching
or
The Ministry of Writing
3 hrs.
 
Elective
4 hrs.
 
 
21 hrs.
 
 
 
 
Ministry to Children
 
DIVI 6301
Teaching Preschoolers and Children
2 hrs.
DIVI 6320
Biblical and Theol. Found. for Age Grp. Ministry
2 hrs.
DIVI 6359
The Christian Childhood Educator
2 hrs.
DIVI 6100
 Designing Church Programs and Ministries
2 hrs.
DIVI 6370    
Age Group Practicum
2 hrs.
DIVI 6349
The Child, Family, and Congregation
2 hrs.
DIVI 8050
Supervised Ministry
3 hrs
 
Electives
6 hrs.
 
 
21 hrs.
 
Congregational Leadership
                    
DIVI 8040
Life and Work of the Minister
2 hrs.
DIVI 8050
Supervised Ministry
3 hrs.
DIVI 4000
Christian Worship
3 hrs.
DIVI 4300
Ministry of Preaching
3 hrs.
DIVI 5100
Congregational Leadership and Administration
3 hrs.
DIVI 5400
 
DIVI 5600
Pastoral Care
or
Counseling and Christian Ministry
3 hrs.
 
Elective
4 hrs.
 
 
21 hrs.