MA IN Christian Ministry
For the ministry practitioner
For the ministry practitioner who wants to integrate focused biblical learning and intentional pastoral formation. Students will be prepared for a lifetime of faithful ministry within the church and in para-church organizations.
Years to Finish
In person or Online
What can I do with a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry?
Work as an ordained pastor in some denominational contexts
Work in education either within a church or Christian school
Lead parachurch ministries and Christian non-profits
Graduating students will have deepened and broadened their biblical and theological knowledge and will be able to analyze questions and topics in the field of ministry.
These five required courses can be taken in any order:
- Old Testament Foundations
- Foundations of the Christian Life
- New Testament Foundations
- Church History 1 -or- Church History 2 -or- Systematic Theology 1
- MA Capstone
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Customize your degree by choosing seven ministry-focused electives such as:
- Worship Foundations
- The Practice of Counsel and Care
- Leading Christian Communities
- Christian Interior Life
- Preaching Foundations
ACADEMIC OR PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Students may select either a professional or academic degree track. For students who prefer more classroom work, the Academic track allows them to select an elective. Professional track students will complete three credits of field education.
WTS welcomes transfer students and transferred coursework up to 27 credits may be completed at another ATS accredited seminary.
Are you an In-Person Learner?
Courses are completed at our Holland, MI campus. Students who take courses primarly in person tend to:
Prefer the physical environment of the classroom
Enjoy regular face-to-face interaction with professors and peers
Need a consistent class schedule and structured learning formats
Be committed to completing the degree in 2 years
Already live in West Michigan or are interested in moving to West Michigan
Plan to work part-time or less
Are you an Online Learner?
Online Learning is available to students in West Michigan and around the world. As an Online Learning student, you would typically:
Be a self-motivated, independent learner.
Wants the flexibility of organizing your own learning schedule.
Need maximum flexibility to fit school around your other commitments
Desire to stretch your degree out over many years
Live more than 150 miles from Holland, MI.
Plan to work full time while in school.
Our application process is all online. Create an account, select your degree program, fill out the required form and wait for an email. Have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tuition rates vary for different programs and degrees. At WTS, we understand that finances can be a major concern for prospective students. That’s why we offer a variety of scholarships and loan options.
2023–2024 Academic Calendar
Fall Semester (starts late August)
Application fee waived for Fall semester MDiv and MA applications!
Deadline for international students
To ensure housing and best financial aid opportunities
Final application deadline for fall start
spring Semester (starts Early January)