Master of Ministry
What will I study?
In support of the Division of Professional Ministry Studies commitment to develop students' practical ministry skill and their facility in interpreting Scripture, the Master of Ministry degree exists to hone a deployed minister's skills in ministry practice, biblical interpretation, and pulpit proclamation through lectures, directed reading, and ministry-related papers and projects which promote his ministry effectiveness and his own Christlikeness.
The degree is designed for those with a minimum of two years of pastoral experience and who, due to present pastoral ministry, are unable to enroll in a residence program. This degree is designed to further develop a man's philosophy of ministry and ministry skills both in the local church and on the mission field.
Courses are available in residence through a two-week modular format in January and July each year. A minimum of 12 credits must be completed in residence. By following the schedule of two-week courses, the candidate may complete up to 24 credits in residence within three years. Since the schedule introduces a new cycle of courses every four years, the candidate may complete all of his requirements through the two-week modular course schedule. Up to 18 credits earned through BJU's distance learning may be applied to this degree. Up to 6 credits of official university study tours may also be applied toward this degree. The program requires 30 credits.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Apply principles of interpretation to Scripture.
-- Apply Scripture to practical questions and problems of life.
-- Articulate in writing his ministry philosophy.
What classes will I take?
The following courses are required:
12 hours of course work must be selected from the following:
- Current Biblical & Theological Issues
- Current Cultic & Humanistic Philosophies
- Discipleship Training
- Evangelism & Outreach Ministries of the Local Church
- Expository Preaching from Biblical Historical Narratives
- Expository Preaching from Matthew
- Expository Preaching from OT Poetry
- Expository Preaching from Prophecy
- Interpretation & Application in Preaching
- Law & Implications to the Local Church Ministry
- Leadership Development in the Local Church
- Management Principles & Practices
- Media & the Ministry
- Ministry Financial Management
- Missions Philosophy & Practice: Global & Local
- Pastoral Ethics
- Philosophy & Ministry of Church Music
- Prayer & Revival in Scripture & History
- Premarital, Marital & Family Counseling
- Theology & Practice of Prayer
- The Pastor as Crisis Counselor
- The Pastor's Personal Life & Development