Empowering faithful Christian leaders for every generation, culture, and community
Carey Theological College's Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program is for students who are looking to develop the capacity for theological reflection on vocation, ministry and missional living. Students will remain rooted in their primary community throughout their studies, continuing to grow and learn in their place of life and ministry. Their studies and ministry will complement each other as they continue to live out God's call in their life and vocation.
Program Director: Carey Academic Staff
Academic Qualifications: A recognized Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of a B average in Undergrad studies
Suitable Candidates: Typical students are Christian leaders desiring further theological education that is contextualized to their specific ministry setting
Total Credits: 48
Program Tuition: $345 per credit
Part-time Study Duration: 4 years
Streams of Specialization
The goal of this specialization is to further equip and empower preachers to preach the good news with greater insight into the task of preaching and with a greater understanding of the news preachers preach.
Spiritual Formation (through the participation of the CSF)
The Center for Spiritual Formation (CSF) exists to cultivate a deeper, more intimate relationship with Christ within the lives of its participants. The program provides a variety of learning experiences that involves instruction and reflection, thoughtful practice and spiritual companionship, service, and prayer.
Bible Study and Teaching
The Bible Study and Teaching specialization are designed to help Christian leaders and pastors to go deeper in their understanding of God’s word and equip them with the tools to teach the Bible to others.
North American Chinese Church Ministries (NACCM)
The North American Chinese Church Ministries (NACCM) specialization is designed to provide contextualized training for leadership in trilingual (Mandarin, Cantonese, and English) and bicultural (Chinese and Western) North American Chinese Church communities, helping students to learn, reflect, dialogue, and integrate the universal Christian tradition within the North American Chinese church context, in order to take up roles as second and third-generation leaders and to meet the particular challenges and opportunities in the modern Chinese church.
Campus/College Student Ministries
Through a partnership with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Carey has developed a Diploma program in Campus/College Student Ministries, providing training and resources to enrich ministry in a campus environment or among young adults in the local church. Courses in this area may be taken as electives in Carey’s Master's Programs to form a specialization in Campus and/or College Student Ministries.
Through this program students will be able to:
Develop capacity for critical and constructive theological reflection on vocation and ministry in their specific contexts;
Construct meaningful applications of their Christian faith in their daily living and vocation;
Acquire necessary skillsets for practicing missional living in the context of their vocational call;
Express growth in personal, relational, and spiritual maturity.
The curriculum incorporates the opportunity to specialize in an area such as interdisciplinary theology, Chinese church ministry, and missional communities.
The MACM program is embedded into the life of the church and is best suited to students who are able to regularly act and reflect in the context of a ministry setting. It is normally only offered to those who will be in active ministry roles for the duration of the program.
Your professional development matters as you study. Our faculty take special care in designing high-quality courses that strengthen your professional skills as part of the learning process.
Through our innovative course design, you will be able to engage with other MACM students from all over the world, as well as with our faculty and peers, to gain unique perspectives as you complete your coursework.
We encourage collaborative learning with other Christian leaders who will challenge you to a greater level of excellence while fostering lifelong friendships in ministry.
We believe that you'll learn best when grounded within the context of a ministry setting. Not only will you personally benefit but your co-workers, family, and friends will also share in the fruit of applying your MACM studies in the real world.
Our growing roster of excellent adjunct faculty brings world-class experience to your studies. Through customizable program streams, you will be able to create meaningful learning opportunities with the support of engaged supervisors.
(Total: 48 credits)
Foundation courses (18 credits)
MLOS - Graduate Studies Orientation (Mandatory) - 0 credit
COR510 - Intro to Old Testament 1 - 3 credits
COR511 - Intro to Old Testament 2 - 3 credits
COR520 - Intro to New Testament 1 - 3 credits
COR521 - Intro to New Testament 2 - 3 credits
COR530 - Intro to Christian Thought 1 - 3 credits
COR531 - Intro to Christian Thought 2 - 3 credits
Direction courses (9 credits)
INDS610 - Faith & Life: Church - 3 credits
THEO504 - The Gospel in a Multi-Cultural World - 3 credits
APPL625 - Interpersonal Skills & Conflict Resolution - 3 credits
Specialization courses (12 credits)
12 credits in total - choose any available specialization or elective course up to a total of 12 credits.
Synthesis courses (9 credits)
CAPS700 - 9 credits
Orientation, Retreat, Small Groups, Spiritual Disciplines, Cultural Immersion