The Master of Arts in Ministry program at Appalachian Bible College is a 36-hour professional curriculum developed for individuals actively involved in ministries, such as pastors, missionaries, evangelists, Christian educators, and leaders. This program provides graduate-level training for students whose undergraduate work has a minimum of 30 hours of Bible and Theology.
This program is designed to be professional, affordable, flexible, and Biblical. The content of the courses emphasizes the practical skills of communication, counselling, and leadership necessary for effective ministry. The program can be tailored to fit your personal ministry goals and interest. It is based on a flexible schedule of modular classes. It involves both on-campus and Internet-based instruction. It is taught by professors who specialize in their fields and bring years of practical ministry experience. It encourages interaction with other students who offer ministry experiences to learn from.
The Master of Arts in Ministry prepares you for practical areas of ministry, such as local church ministry, evangelism, church planting, Christian education, and Christian leadership. It equips you with skills in leadership, communication, and counselling. As well, the program gives you assessment tools to relate to your particular ministry context.
Courses are designed in two ways:
Modular. There are three parts to this format:
Pre-Module Assignments: reading, online discussions, etc., which begin approximately one month before the on-campus module.
On-Campus Module: Classroom teaching and interaction from Monday at 1:00 PM to Friday at noon.
Post-Module Project: A project applying the course content to your life and ministry is due approximately one month after the on-campus module.
Online Format: There are some online courses available with no on-campus meeting required. There are plans to develop other online courses in the future.