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M. Min. (Master of Ministry)


The Master of Ministry degree (M.Min.) is granted for demonstration of competencies associated with being a minister of the gospel (pastor, church planter, missionary) and other ministry leaders who are actively engaged in ministry. The general objective of Ministry degrees is to help train those who desire to be part of a leadership and ministry team that is one-minded in ministry vision and philosophy. Out of this team would come those who commit themselves long term to local church leadership or those who desire to train to be part of a missionary team involved in planting or establishing churches in other areas.

Specific program objectives of the M.Min. include:
Mastery of Scripture relevant to church and leadership development, particularly through study of the biblical theology of Acts and the Pauline Epistles. Reflection on the contributions of leading scholars regarding church and leadership development. Address the pertinent issues related to church and leadership development and analyze Scripture and other contributions related to those issues. Formulate conclusions and personal applications regarding those issues. Obtain advanced mastery through substantial implementation in real ministry situations and careful evaluative reflection on that implementation.

Competency Sets

1. Life and Ministry Development 6
  1.1 Motivated Abilities Pattern (MAP) Annual Response
2
 
  1.2 Personal Development Plans and Annual Revisions
2
 
  1.3 Personal Development Assessments with Local Mentors
2
 
         
2. Core Training Modules (Leadership Series I Courses) 40
  2.1 Acts: Keys to the Establishment and Expansion of the First Century Church
4
 
  2.2 Pauline Epistles: Strategies for Establishing Churches
4
 
  2.3 Understanding the Essentials of Sound Doctrine
4
 
  2.4 Leaders and the Early Church
4
 
  2.5 Preaching and Teaching
4
 
  2.6 Shepherding, Counseling and the Early Church
4
 
  2.7 Interpreting the Word I
4
 
  2.8 Interpreting the Word II
4
 
  2.9 Habits of the Heart
4
 
  2.10 Covenants, Unity of Scripture and Biblical Worldview
4
 
           
3. Ministry Strategy Papers 6
  3.1 Initial Ministry Strategy Paper
2
 
  3.2 Interim Ministry Strategy Paper
2
 
  3.3 Final Ministry Strategy Paper
2
 
           
4. Ministry Practicum (Learning by Doing) 9
  4.1 Contracted learning through ministry experience, incl. written evaluation and reflection (at a rate of 1 semester hour of credit for each 45 hours of designated ministry and reflection)    
           
5. Teaching Practicum (Learning by Doing) 15
  5.1 The First Principles Series I
3
 
  5.2 Acts: Keys to the Establishment and Expansion of the First Century Church
3
 
  5.3 Pauline Epistles: Strategies for Establishing Churches
3
 
  5.4 Understanding the Essentials of Sound Doctrine
3
 
  5.5 Leaders and the Early Church
3
 
           
Total   76


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