The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program is designed to prepare servant leaders for a wide variety of church or ministry-related fields. The online degree program provides a broad understanding of Christian Ministry while providing specific in-depth knowledge and personal development to succeed in full or part-time ministry. Courses provide students with a strong understanding of biblical leadership principles with focus placed on biblical, theological and practical applications.

The degree is ideal for ministry and lay leaders, church staff, Christian educators, mission leaders, non-profit and para-church organization workers, and individuals who desire a more knowledgeable perspective on life and faith. The program is entirely online, making an accredited Christian Ministry graduate degree from one of the best value Christian colleges in the nation, accessible from anywhere in the world.

Degree Quick Facts
Flexible Format
Cost
Curriculum
Start Date
Benefits
Related Programs
Accreditation
Faculty
Careers

Degree Quick Facts

  Format: 12-week accelerated classes meet online.
  Credit Hours: 36 credit hours to graduate.
  Location: Complete your degree entirely online.
  Cost: Competitive tuition rates with financial aid available if you qualify.
  Accredited: Regionally accredited, ACSI approved for CEUs.
  Christian Worldview: All courses are taught from a Christian worldview.
  Specialization Options: Administration, Bible Education

Flexible Format

Course offerings start online every 12 weeks, providing the opportunity to start classes when it is convenient for you. You may take up to 2 courses at a time, allowing you to finish your degree in as little as 18 months.

*Not all students will finish their degree in 18 months. We recommend consulting with your advisor at least once per semester to ensure you are on track for graduation.

Cost

At Bryan College, we have competitive tuition rates; however, we know that paying for your education is a big concern. The Financial Services team at Bryan College is available and prepared to answer all the questions you have about paying for college. From financial aid to employer reimbursement, our Financial Services team can assist you in finding the financial option that is right for you.

Don’t let the stress of paying for college hold you back! Please contact us today at financialservices@bryan.edu to speak with a financial services counselor!

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Tuition:

  • $370 per credit hour
  • $13,320 total for the 36 hour MACM program

Fees:
Recurring

  • $50 technology fee per semester
  • Books – Book costs vary. Students are responsible for purchasing the books required for each course.

One time fees

  • $50 application fee
  • $225 graduation fee

Additional Resources

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Curriculum

Download the degree completion plan:

Christian Ministry (2016-2017)

Start Date
Date Location
September 20, 2016 Online
November 1, 2016 Online
January 10, 2017 Online
February 21, 2017 Online
April 4, 2017 Online
March 16, 2017 Online
Benefits
  • Graduate with a master’s degree in Christian Ministry in as little as 18 months.
  • Online classes allow for the flexibility to continue working full-time while earning your degree.
  • Earn an accredited degree from one of the best value Christian colleges in the nation.
  • The generalized curriculum prepares graduates to enter a wide variety of Christian ministry fields, or you may choose to specialize in Bible Education or Ministry Administration.
  • Learn through the guidance of experienced faculty members with extensive backgrounds in ministry and Christian leadership.
  • Small class sizes led by faculty who are concerned with your educational and spiritual growth.
  • Access a deeper knowledge of Christian ministry regardless of your background in ministry studies.
  • Learn how to continue your own personal study of the Bible.
Specializations

Depending on your career goals and interests, you may choose to pursue a specialization within the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) program. Specialization options include:

Ministry Administration
Bible Education

Accreditation

Bryan College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) which is fully recognized by the US Department of Education.

Approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for teacher education and certification.

Bryan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Bryan College.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is designed to prepare students for various types of ministry opportunities. Because ministry is not limited to church settings, graduates are able to use their MACM degree in areas such as campus ministry, K-12 Christian education, homeschool or co-op leadership, para-church organizations, non-profit organizations, and more. Prior students have gone on to the following roles:

  • Pastor/associate pastor
  • College and university campus ministries
  • Research and writing
  • Church planting
  • Non-profit service and management
  • Counseling
  • Lay leadership ministry (deacon, small group leader, etc.)
Faculty

Dr. Kenneth Turner (program directory)
Dr. Paul Boling