Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Missouri Baptist University

Program Description

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Missouri Baptist University

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

The Religion faculty of Missouri Baptist University desires to assist churches in developing leaders with Christ-like characteristics so that they can extend Christ-like influence, by providing a master’s degree which is foundational and practical. This course of study has been designed in an effort to emphasize applicability to life, orientation toward the church, and fidelity to the biblical revelation.


At Missouri Baptist University the core of a common Christian theology is taught as the expression of divinely-revealed truth, valid for all people, and having life-impact upon all people.

The Master of Christian Ministries at MBU provides individualized degree options with five core areas of emphasis:

  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Urban Ministries
  • Apologetic Studies
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Biblical Languages
  • Low Tuition Rates


The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry focuses theological studies on the life of the church with the goal of preparing students for service in local churches and throughout the world.


In 24 months, earn a theological degree that is both practical and foundational. Our qualified professors desire to develop Christ-like leaders that seek to impact contemporary society. The degree program is built for both lay leaders and ministers alike. From the class times to flexible subject programs, the degree allows you to focus on your current role or your next position. The program may also serve as a “bridge” program for future seminary study.


The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree program is designed for ministry and lay leaders, church staff workers, professional Christian educators serving in both secondary and higher education, ministers seeking continuing education and individuals that desire a more informed perspective on faith and life. The flexible schedule at MBU allows you to take classes when your time permits. Courses are offered year-round and typically meet once a week for eights sessions. Many students also take online courses to fit their particular schedules.


  • RBIB 503 Understanding Old Testament Concepts
  • RBIB 513 Understanding New Testament Concepts
  • HIRE 503 History of Christian Thought I
  • HIRE 513 History of Christian Thought II
  • RREL 503 Knowing God
  • RREL 513 Following God
  • RRED 513 Spiritual Formation
  • RPHI 503 Christianity & Culture
  • RREL 523 Theology of Christian Ministry
  • RRED 523 Basics of Biblical Counseling
  • RRED 553 North American Cultural Exegesis
  • RREL 533 Principles of Pastoral Ministry
  • RREL 583 Expository Biblical Ministry
  • RRED 503 Introduction to Church Planting
  • RRED 533 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Ministry
  • RRED 543 Urban Church Planting
  • PSRL 523 Pastoral Counseling and Care Giving
  • PSRL 533 Psychology of Moral and Spiritual Development
  • HIRP 533 Contemporary Worldviews
  • RPHI 513 Christian Ethics
  • RPHI 533 World Religions
  • RPHI 583 Philosophy of Religion
  • RBLA 513 New Testament Greek Exegesis I
  • RBLA 523 New Testament Greek Exegesis II
  • RBLA 533 Elementary Classical Hebrew I
  • RBLA 543 Elementary Classical Hebrew II

Last updated December 8, 2015
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