Master of Arts in Christian Ministry Debuts

A two-year professional degree tailored to focus on a particular area of Christian ministry has arrived at HGST: the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM). In June, the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) approved it—and it replaces our long-running master’s degrees in Missional Leadership (MAML) and Spiritual Direction (MASD).

Those key areas of study (Missional Leadership and Spiritual Direction) are now concentrations in the MACM, along with Public Theology.

No worries, though, for those already pursuing the MAML and MASD: they can complete their program, or they may switch to the new degree.

While the 38-hour degree is not a substitute for the more expansive Master of Divinity that most senior pastoral staff must obtain, the MACM will help anyone in pastoral ministries to, for one thing, better understand the needs of their faith communities.

Read here for more on the degree, such as the courses for each concentration.