Houston Graduate School of Theology

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

 

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) is a professional degree for students preparing to serve in a variety of contexts and specialized ministries. The biblical, theological, and spiritual foundations ground students in historical, hermeneutical, and doctrinal understandings. Concentrations are offered in Missional Leadership, Spiritual Direction, and Community Development, allowing students to acquire knowledge and skills in a focused area. The final evaluative capstone follows a supervised, focused practicum, which concludes with a comprehensive, integrative written project. This degree requires 38 credit hours.

MACM – Missional Leadership

Theological Requirements (9 credit hours)
The Bible in Missional Perspective
Christian Spirituality
Missional Theology

Concentration Requirements (9 credit hours)
Culture and Context
The Missional Church Movement
Systems Thinking in Organizational Contexts

Concentration Electives (12 credit hours)

Field Education (6 credit hours)

MACM Capstone (2 credit hours) 


MACM – Spiritual Direction

Theological Requirements (12 credit hours)
Christian Spirituality
Christian Canon: New Testament
Christian Canon: Old Testament
Christian Theology

Concentration Requirements (18 credit hours)
Spiritual Disciplines and Practices
Theological Foundations of Christian Spirituality
History of Christian Spirituality
Christian Devotional Classics
Techniques and Principles of Spiritual Direction
Systems Thinking in Organizational Contexts

Field Education (6 credit hours)

MACM Capstone (2 credit hours)


MACM - Community Development

Theological Requirements (9 credit hours)
The Bible in Missional Perspective
Christian Spirituality
Missional Theology

Concentration Requirements (9 credit hours)
Culture and Context
Community Development
Systems Thinking for Organizational Contexts

Recommended Electives (students choose 12 credit hours from below)
Spiritual Disciplines and Practices
Public Theology
Intercultural Competencies
Reconciliation and Justice
Ethics and Social Witness
Organizational Development for Christian Leaders
Transformational Leadership
Leading Organizational Change
Resource Development for Christian Ministries

Field Education (6 credit hours)

MACM Capstone (2 credit hours)