Online Graduate School Programs in Tennessee

Master Of Arts In Christian Ministry

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
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.

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:


Bible Education

The Master’s in Bible Education combines the study of the Bible with a foundation in how to teach effectively. The program highlights aspects such as: biblical interpretation, theology, apologetics and worldview, classroom management, assessment and evaluation, and curriculum.

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The MACM Administration specialization will allow you to combine your passion for ministry with the practical business knowledge required for effective management and leadership. The degree is ideal for administrative leadership in a variety of ministry fields including pastoral, health and welfare, parachurch organizations, overseas missions, youth and family, bi-vocational, and individuals who desire more faith-based business knowledge.

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Degree Quick Facts

  • Format: 9-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.
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There are many benefits to earning your Master of Arts in Christian Ministry at Bryan!
  • 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.

Flexible Format

Course offerings start online every 9 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 14 months.

*Not all students will finish their degree in 14 months. We recommend consulting with your advisor at least once per semester to ensure you are on track for graduation.

Start Date
Date Location
March 12, 2019 Online
May 14, 2019 Online
August 19, 2019 Online
October 14, 2019 Online
January 13, 2020 Online
March 9, 2020 Online
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.)

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.