In Romans 8:6, Paul contrasts a self-focused life, calling it a “dead end,” with a God-centered life, which leads one “out into the open, into a spacious, free life” (The Message). Eugene Peterson’s language reflects what ministry is. While ministry is challenging (to say the least), it is a unique privilege whose rewards are the very opposite of a dead end. Ministry is a call from God to champion the life-changing message and person of Jesus Christ. Have you heard that Call?
The Christian Ministry degree at MACU seeks to challenge and prepare men and women for a variety of roles in the church. The goal is to provide biblical knowledge with practical ministry skills, that can be united with the call from God, as Luke writes, to serve God’s purposes in your generation (Acts 13:36).
Students successfully completing the Christian Ministry major will:
reflect upon their personal walk with God and gifts for ministry
demonstrate knowledge of effective Christian leadership
value the role of career Christian ministry and grasp their individual contribution to this work
develop skills necessary for effective communication of God’s word
understand and apply ministry skills necessary to fulfill their calling
|Required Courses||120/121 Credit Hours|
|General Studies||37/38 Credit Hours|
|Biblical Studies Minor||18 Credit Hours|
|Support Courses||12 Credit Hours|
|Christian Ministry Major||36 Credit Hours|
|Open Electives||17 Credit Hours|
Suggested Sequence of Courses