Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

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Rawlings School of Divinity’s Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program is designed to meet the growing need of ministry leaders in churches across the country seeking specialized training in the area of Christian discipleship. Courses provide students with a strong understanding of biblical leadership principles and strategies specific to small group settings to train up disciples within their local churches. This program is well-suited for associate pastors, discipleship pastors, small group pastors, and Christian education pastors.

M.A. in Christian Ministry students must choose a cognate. All specializations for the M.A. in Christian Ministry program may be completed in 100% Online, through Online plus on-campus Intensives or through the Resident format. View the Degree Completion Plans for each cognate.

Quick Facts



Program Delivery Format


Credit Hours

  • 36 total hours
  • Up to 12 credit hours can be transferred in


Potential Career Options

  • Christian Educator
  • Church Education Administrator
  • Discipleship Pastor
  • Pastor
  • Sunday School Administrator
  • Sunday School Teacher
  • Community Chaplain
  • Preaching Pastor
  • Church Administrator
  • Small Group Pastor


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Admission Requirements