Master of Arts in Ministry (Pastoral Leadership)

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Overview of the Master of Arts in Ministry: Pastoral Leadership at BTS

The Master of Arts in Ministry with a focus on Pastoral Leadership at Birmingham Theological Seminary is a meticulously designed program to prepare students for influential leadership roles within the church. This program, a streamlined version of our Master of Divinity program and aligned with the Uniform Curriculum of the PCA, is particularly suited for those considering a second career in pastoral ministry or for those with prior experience in church leadership.

Program Overview and Theological Depth

The program provides:

  • Comprehensive Biblical Studies: In-depth exploration of the Old and New Testaments for a well-rounded biblical theology.
  • Systematic Theology: Courses covering essential doctrinal areas for a solid theological foundation.
  • Greek and Hebrew Studies: Opportunities for original language study to deepen scriptural engagement.
  • Historical Theology: Providing context and depth to biblical understanding.
  • Practical Theology and Biblical Counseling: Equipping students for real-world ministry application.
  • Public Theology: Courses in Apologetics and Cross-Cultural Communication for broader ministry reach.
Key Features and Flexibility
  • Total Credit Hours: 64 credit hours offering comprehensive theological and practical training.
  • Diverse Coursework: Tailored to meet various aspects of pastoral ministry.
  • Practical Ministry Experience: Opportunities for hands-on ministry involvement and leadership skill development.
Ideal Candidates for the Program
  • Aspiring Pastors: Individuals seeking to serve in pastoral roles within the church.
  • Ministry Skill Enhancement: Those looking to expand their ministry abilities and theological understanding.
  • Experienced Church Leaders: Church leaders aiming to deepen their scriptural knowledge and practical ministry skills.

Embark on a journey of spiritual and intellectual growth with the Master of Arts in Pastoral Leadership program at BTS, crafted to equip you for effective and meaningful leadership in the church.

Interested in Taking a Course?

As part of a diverse community of learners, you will be taught courses by pastor/professors that are academically excellent, biblically faithful, and ministry-oriented, equipping you for a life of ministry and humble leadership in Christ.