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, Public Theology, and Spiritual Direction, 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 Theological Requirements – 12 credit hours

  • Christian Spirituality

  • Christian Canon: Old Testament

  • Christian Canon: New Testament

  • Christian Theology

MACM Concentration Requirements – 18 credit hours (each concentration)

Missional Leadership

  • Culture and Context

  • The Missional Church Movement

  • Systems Thinking in Organizational Context

  • Transformational Leadership

  • Leadership in Postmodern Culture

  • Missional Theology

Public Theology

  • Public Theology

  • Faith and Health

  • Culture and Context

  • Reconciliation and Justice

  • Community Development

  • Systems Thinking in Organizational Context

Spiritual Direction

  • Spiritual Disciplines and Practices

  • Theological Foundations of Christian Spirituality

  • History of Christian Spirituality

  • Christian Devotional Classics

  • Techniques and Principles of Spiritual Direction

  • System Thinking in Organizational Context

Field Education – 6 credit hours

MACM Capstone – 2 credit hours

Total MACM degree program – 38 credit hours