Obtaining a master’s degree is a goal many students reach for in their advanced educational studies. It offers additional intensive study above a standard four-year degree program, giving more career opportunities for the student. The typical time to complete the program is two years.
What is a Master in Ministry? A Master in Ministry is an advanced degree in biblical studies, along with a concentration in vocational practices to prepare students for a long career in the field. It encompasses a theologically grounded curriculum to develop a deeper understanding of the Bible above and beyond a bachelor’s degree. Providing practical and experiential instruction in ministry services, the degree also includes study in religious culture and understanding.
A student may choose to obtain this type of degree for several reasons. With an in-depth biblical and ministry background, students will obtain the knowledge and communication skills to serve ministerial needs for churches and communities small and large. Acquiring skills in discipline contributes to the ability to communicate faith and opens up doors in a wide array of private and public institutions.
The cost of the program will be varied depending on the location and the duration of studies. Contact the administration offices of prospective schools and universities for specific questions regarding cost.
A Master in Ministry will offer individuals a variety of opportunities for jobs. Many degree holders will choose to become the leader and minister of a church and its congregation. Nonprofit organizations will also have openings for students who have this type of background. A path in education is another popular career, where graduates can teach biblical or ministerial studies at private and public colleges and universities. A student can also seek out a doctoral degree to open up advanced positions with even higher salaries.
Universities around the world offer these types of programs that launch many successful careers. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The Master of Divinity and Master of Divinity by extension, degree programs are for those seeking an academic program with practical applications within which to explore the depth of their faith and prepare for a variety of public and pastoral ministries. VST’s Master of Divinity program is accepted for ordination by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian denominations in Canada and by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. [+]
The Master of Divinity, and Master of Divinity by extension, degree programs are for those seeking an academic program with practical applications within which to explore the depth of their faith and prepare for a variety of public and pastoral ministries. VST’s Master of Divinity program is accepted for ordination by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian denominations in Canada and by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Many other denominations accept all or part of this degree program, though some require at least a year in their denominational schools. Students should check with their denomination for specific ordination requirements.
A graduate of the MDiv program at VST will be equipped and prepared to exercise a vocation of theological scholarship in the service of the flourishing of God’s people:... [-]
This concentration seeks to: Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry; Provide a knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture; [+]
This concentration seeks to:Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry; Provide a knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture; Provide a knowledge of Judaism and Christianity and the relationship between these religious traditions; Provide a knowledge of Messianic Jewish history, theology and practice; Equip students with practical ministry skills in the areas of Messianic Jewish leadership, teaching, preaching, worship, counseling, and administration; Assist students in developing a theology of Messianic Jewish ministry; Develop practical ministry skills through supervised Messianic Jewish ministry experiences; and Encourage students to develop their unique spiritual gifts and to integrate these gifts into their theological studies and Messianic Jewish ministry. Learning Outcomes ... [-]
The M.Min. equips graduates with the theology and practical ministry skills for church or pararchurch ministry leadership. [+]
Master of Ministry
The Master of Ministry will equip the student with a solid biblical-theological foundation and with practical knowledge and skills for service in the church or other ministry organizations. The unique element of the program is its emphasis on leadership training – far more than a typical seminary program would include.
Why Study Ministry?
The Master of Ministry degree is an alternative model of ministry education that aims to prepare effective leaders for 21st century churches. Students will be equiped for a higher level of service in church leadership. This program can also be a "jump start" to seminary training.
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