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.
BIBLICAL LITERATURE: 16 CREDITS
Graduate Research and Writing Graduate Research and Writing
Principles for Biblical Interpretation
Survey of the Pentateuch
Survey of Historical and Wisdom Literature
Survey of the Prophets
Survey of the Gospels
Survey of Acts and Pauline Epistles
Survey of the General Epistles and Revelation
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 2 CREDITS
Living in God's Presence
INTERCULTURAL STUDIES: 2 CREDITS
Cross-Cultural and Diversity Competency
THEOLOGY: 14 CREDITS
God, Scripture, Revelation and the Holy Spirit
Humanity, Angels and the Person/Work of Christ
Salvation, the Church and the Future
Contemporary Moral Issues
CONCENTRATION COURSES: 12 CREDITS
GENERAL ELECTIVES: 2 CREDITS
Counseling and Family
Justice and Mission
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:
- Know and apply Scripture using proper hermeneutical principles;
- Articulate sound doctrine according to historic Christian orthodoxy;
- Demonstrate ministry competency in an applied setting;
- Demonstrate healthy relationships with God and neighbor.