Academics

Master of Arts in Ministry

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. Programs are offered as a hybrid of classroom and 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 he best preparation available.

Program Curriculum

BIBLICAL LITERATURE: 16 CREDITS

BC498
Graduate Research and Writing Graduate Research and Writing

BL501
Principles for Biblical Interpretation

BL502
Survey of the Pentateuch

BL503
Survey of Historical and Wisdom Literature

BL504
Survey of the Prophets

BL505
Survey of the Gospels

BL506
Survey of Acts and Pauline Epistles

BL507
Survey of the General Epistles and Revelation

 

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 2 CREDITS

SF501
Living in God's Presence

INTERCULTURAL STUDIES: 2 CREDITS

IS501
Cross-Cultural and Diversity Competency

 

THEOLOGY: 14 CREDITS

TH501
God, Scripture, Revelation and the Holy Spirit

TH502
Humanity, Angels and the Person/Work of Christ

TH503
Salvation, the Church and the Future

TH504
Contemporary Moral Issues

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES: 12 CREDITS

 

GENERAL ELECTIVES: 2 CREDITS

Available Concentrations

Business Leadership

Church Planting

Counseling and Family 

Intercultural Studies

Justice and Mission

Leadership Development

Ministry Administration

Ministry Skills

Spiritual Formation

Urban Ministries

General Studies

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 special emphasis on character development and spiritual growth.

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. Demonstrate healthy relationships with God and neighbor.