Christian Ministry

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).

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Students successfully completing the on campus Christian Ministry major will:

  1) reflect upon their personal walk with God and gifts for ministry;

  2) develop skills necessary for effective communication of God’s word;

  3) demonstrate knowledge of effective Christian leadership;

  4) understand and apply ministry skills necessary to fulfill their calling;

  5) value the role of career Christian ministry and grasp their individual contribution to this work.

Required Courses 120/121 Semester Hours
General Studies 37/38 Semester Hours
Biblical Studies Minor 18 Semester Hours
Support Courses 12 Semester Hours
Christian Ministry Major 36 Semester Hours
Open Electives 17 Semester Hours
Suggested Sequence of Courses