MA in Ministry

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Offers focused concentrations in specific ministry skills

Ability to choose courses from several concentrations for a general ministry context

Core courses offered in the classroom and online

Career Potential

Specialized staff in a larger church

Vocational or bivocational ministry in a smaller church

Specialized staff in a parachurch ministry

The Master of Arts in Ministry is a 36-hour professional degree that prepares Christians for ministry or service in congregations and other settings. The degree allows students to focus in one of the Seminary's ministry specializations, or to select from a variety of options. Specializations include Church Development, Christian Education, Intercultural Studies, Leadership Studies, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Preaching, and Worship Studies. Graduates of this degree program will understand the Biblical and theological foundations of ministry; be able to interpret and apply Scripture; be able to integrate an awareness and sensitivity to culture into ministry; possess skills for designing, implementing, and assessing ministry; and grow in personal and spiritual maturity.

Course Delivery Format

Core courses are offered both online and in the classroom. Many classroom courses are offered as one-week intensives or "Thursday Blocks" (one Thursday a month format).

Lincoln Christian University'ss MA in Ministry degree program makes it possible to acquire skills for ministry quickly, whether you are a current church staff member seeking to hone ministry-specific skills or are making a career transition to ministry. The program also provides a sound theological foundation. With most courses available online or in intensive, week-long formats, students can sharpen their skills while continuing to work in a current ministry or career.


LS 000 Orientation to Seminary Studies 0
LS 501 Graduate Research and Writing 0
BS 603 Interpreting Scripture I 3
BS 604 Interpreting Scripture II 3
CH 600 Christianity Through the Ages 3
LS 602 Biblical Leadership for Today 3
LS 601 Shaping the Heart of a Leadery 3
LS 607 Ministry and Leadership Ethics 3
IC 603 Anthropology for Ministry and Missions 3
Choose one of the following:
CH 500 Understanding the Stone-Campbell Movement & My Own Heritage 3
CH 801 History and Theology of the Stone-Campbell Movement 3

Students may choose to focus on one of the following specializations or they may pursue a "General Ministry" track allowing them to choose courses from a variety of areas.

CD Church Development
CE Christian Education
IC Intercultural Studies
LS Leadership Studies
COUN Pastoral Care & Counseling
PR Preaching
WS Worship Studies
LS 892 Field Experience 9
LS 905 Field Experience Capstone Project 3

36 credit hours