Overview: Master of Arts in Christian Education
The Master of Arts in Christian Education is designed to prepare students for a vocation of nurture, formation, and life-span discipleship in parish, institutional, or cross-cultural settings. Students will be equipped to provide leadership for educational ministries that effectively seek to present everyone mature in Christ.
Program Level Outcomes
- Articulation of an integrative practical theology of education ministry grounded in the biblical narrative and orthodox theology, as well as informed by human sciences, insights from church history, and life experience.
- Demonstrate the ministry practices of leading, teaching, and equipping congregations and organizations in the making of lifelong disciples.
|Hrs||Course ID||Course Name|
|3||CD501||Vocation of Ministry (must be taken in initial 21 hrs at ATS)|
|3||MS501||Missional Formation (must be taken in initial 21 hrs at ATS)|
|3||NT(IBS)510/511||NT(IBS)510 Matthew -or- NT(IBS)511 Mark|
|3||TH501||Basic Christian Doctrine|
|3||CD553||Seminar in Christian Education|
|3||CD560/660||Ministry of Teaching -or- Teaching the Bible to Youth and Adults|
|3||CD613||The Theology and Practice of Equipping the Laity|
|3||CD615||Family Development: Discipleship and the Home|
|3||TH601||Theology of John Wesley|
|3||CD605||Gospel Catechesis: Transformative Discipleship [PRQ: TH501; BT501 recommended]|
|3||CD616/655||Young and Middle Adult Dev. and Disc. -or- Ministry with Children through the Church|
|3||CD651||Professional Foundations of Christian Education|
|3||CD663/YM510||Aging, Spirituality and Ministry -or- Foundations of Youth Ministry|
|1||MM520||Mentored Ministry—One [PRQ: CD501, MS501]|
|1||MM620||Mentored Ministry—Two [PRQ: MM520]|
|1||MM720||Mentored Ministry—Three [PRQ: MM520, MM620]|