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MME graduate

Master of Ministry

Classes are taught by highly qualified faculty with real-life ministry experience.


BJU’s master of ministry program is designed for full-time pastors seeking additional ministry education. In this program you’ll grow in your knowledge of God’s Word and develop your philosophy of ministry and ministry skills for use in your local church or on the mission field.

The Seminary is committed to the absolute authority of the Word of God. All of our programs maintain a careful balance of educating both “the head and the heart.” We strive to prepare you to be a person of knowledge, compassion, integrity and courage who inspires God’s people to grow in the image of Christ.

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Our master of ministry program is designed to hone your skills in ministry practice, biblical interpretation and pulpit proclamation. The program is designed for men in pastoral ministry who desire a quality education, but due to present ministry are unable to enroll in a residence program.

The professional ministry courses that make up this program are offered in residence in a one-week modular format three times during the academic year and summer session. A new cycle of professional ministry courses is introduced every four years. Professional ministry courses are also available online via distance learning.


Our faculty is a team of specialists who have terminal degrees and are also experienced in real-life ministry.

They bring a combined total of more than 450 years of ministry experience to the classroom, with an average of 20 years per faculty member.

Our faculty have served as pastors, church leaders, missionaries, church planters, youth pastors and writers. All are committed to the absolute authority and proper exegesis of Scripture and are passionate about the subject matter they teach.

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Learning Experiences

Mack Library

One of the greatest aids to your study at the Seminary will be Mack Library. The library is well stocked with relevant theological resources and staffed by librarians familiar with the needs of upper-level theological students.

As of 2015, the library contains more than 278,871 physical volumes of books, 181,329 e-books, 28,066 bound periodicals, and approximately 394,467 total items. The library subscribes to approximately 713 periodicals and provides access to more than 189 databases. The databases provide electronic access to e-journals, e-books, abstracts and full-text articles. The periodicals are available in either print or electronic form, depending on the periodical. An extensive sermon file is available electronically.

Career Support

BJU offers students a variety of ways to network with employers and organizations. A multitude of job opportunities are posted each year on Career Central, our online job board. In addition, more than 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs.

Career Services also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.

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Excellent Facilities

All seminary classrooms are equipped with a faculty computer, an LED projector and large screen for easy use of the Web or exegetical/presentation software for effective class lectures and student presentations.

The Seminary also offers a Research and Reading Room, containing 56 study carrels, multiple computers for student use, a commercial printer and several spacious study carrels reserved for doctoral dissertation writers. The Research and Reading Room, located on the first floor of the Seminary, also contains a theological reference library of more than 700 volumes (additional to the vast resources of Mack Library, located just yards from the Seminary). Each of the 6 computers in the Research and Reading Room is equipped with premier exegetical software.

LOGOS Software

You will complete projects in core courses using LOGOS Bible Software. LOGOS is available at a special discount through the Seminary. LOGOS Details


Program Objectives

Each student will:

  • Apply principles of interpretation to Scripture.
  • Apply Scripture to practical questions and problems of life.
  • Articulate in writing his ministry philosophy.