MA in Christian Studies: Pastoral Ministry

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Grand Canyon University's Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry program gives you the opportunity to develop Christian leadership skills. Keep reading to find out more about the Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

You can take Grand Canyon University's Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry program online. This program is intended to teach Old Testament and New Testament foundations, theology, spiritual formation and mentoring, daily pastoral ministry practices, ethical issues, evangelical biblical interpretation principles, and biblical language tools. This program also includes a homiletics course that gives you the chance to learn techniques for preaching and the preparation and delivery of sermons. This program is intended to prepare you to lead Christians.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You must have a bachelor's degree and should be interested in becoming a Christian leader before you enroll in the Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry program.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Grand Canyon University's Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry program consists of 36 credits. You take nine courses that are each worth four credits.

Christian Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
BIB 501 Old Testament Foundations
BIB 502 New Testament Foundations
BIB 650 Biblical Hermeneutics
HTH 505 Systematic Theology I
HTH 550 Systematic Theology II
HTH 655 Christian Worldview and Contextualization
MIN 520 The Work of the Pastor
MIN 615 Spiritual Formation and Mentoring
MIN 670 Homiletics

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After you complete Grand Canyon University's Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry program you could seek leadership positions within religious organizations. Your work could include providing Christian guidance to others. You might also be able to teach or conduct research.

Positions that you could be able to pursue include:

  • Church administrator
  • Clergy member
  • Minister
  • Missionary
  • Pastor
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Priest
  • Researcher
  • Teacher