Master of Arts in Christian Education

The School of Church and Family Ministries provides a 67-hour program of study leading to the M.A.C.E. degree. This basic degree program is designed primarily for the person who plans to perform various educational ministries in the church. The M.A.C.E. degree has several concentrations available for specialized study in a particular field of Christian education. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is a pre-requisite. Students enrolled in this degree must maintain at least a "C" average for graduation.

Course Title Course Number Hours

Foundational Studies

Spiritual Formation 1 SPFCF 3101 1
Spiritual Formation 2 SPFCF  3111 1
Contemporary Evangelism1 EVANG 3303 3
Personal Evangelism Practicum1 EVANG 3000 0
Biblical Hermeneutics BIBST 3203 3
Systematic Theology I SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III SYSTH 3073 3
Old Testament I2 OLDTS 3053 3
Old Testament II2 OLDTS 3063 3
Old Testament III2 OLDTS 3073 3
New Testament I2 NEWTS 3053 3
New Testament II2 NEWTS 3063 3
New Testament III2 NEWTS 3073 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
  Total 38

School of Church and Family Ministries Studies

Biblical Anthropology and Discipleship CFMIN 3003 3
Theology of Church and Family CFMIN 3013 3
The Ministry of Education CFMIN 3023 3
Theology and Philosophy for Education CFMIN 3333 3
Principles of Biblical Counseling CNSLN 3203 3
Field Experience 3 ADMIN/FOUND 5902 2
  Total 17

Church and Family Ministries Electives or Concentration3

See Concentrations 12
  Total 12
  Degree Total 67


1Female students may substitute WOMIN 3313 Contemporary Evangelism for Women. EVANG 3000 is to be taken in conjunction with Contemporary Evangelism.

2Students who have completed Old Testament or New Testament introductory courses in their undergraduate work with a grade of A or B may be eligible to replace these surveys with other OLDTS and NEWTS courses instead. An evaluation of the undergraduate transcript must be performed to determine eligibility. The student must complete an "Advanced Standing without Credit" application and have a transcript evaluation by the Office of the Registrar.

3Students seeking a concentration might be required to take concentration-specific Field Experience courses in that division. See Concentrations.

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