“Blending Academic Excellence with Practical Ministry Experience”
As a leader in Christian ministry, you know that life’s opportunities and problems require a biblical response. Gaining a deeper theological understanding of the Bible will better prepare you for addressing ministry needs within today’s ministry context.
Our accredited Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology (MAPT) degree will equip not only the seasoned but also the budding ministry leader. MAPT purposefully speaks to current ministry issues by effectively integrating biblical theology into the everyday practices of ministry.
Since we know it can be difficult to halt ministry or uproot a family for further studies, MAPT is a streamlined 36 credit-hour graduate degree that you can complete in a year, fully online.
This course format, along with the requirement to invest a minimum of 20 hours a week in ministry, makes it possible for you to live and work in your own community, while earning your degree.
Integrated - marrying theology and praxis
Innovative - adapting biblical and theological principles to current ministries
Experienced-based - working theology in the context of YOUR local ministry
Spiritually-enriching - taking you deeper in Christ
Communal - learning together with your classmates
Economical - providing maximum benefit at an affordable cost
Flexible - meeting the particular needs of each student's ministry setting
Kenneth F. Gavel, Ph.D.
Program Director of MAPT
There are many resources available to a pastor today that can be used to enrich his or her ministry. But there is no substitute for the guided process of reading, thinking, and reflecting about ministry with those who are doing it now. For that reason I have no greater sense of fulfillment than to help my colleagues discover the keys that unlock the potential of their ministries.