Overview

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Ministry is a 30 hour program designed for church members, pastoral staff, and others in the ministry who desire to enhance their knowledge of the Bible and ministry skills. This e4-12 program is only offered through churches or organizations that are in partnership with Piedmont International University and authorized to offer the online classes. With this offering you can receive an accredited Master's degreee or you may take this for personal enrichment. See more information about the e4-12 program and how to participate.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Success

Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company

 

Admissions Requirements

This innovative delivery method requires a church to partner with Piedmont to stream classes and students view courses at the church.

Degree seeking students must:

  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Follow all steps of admissions
  • Connected with a Partner e4-12 Church

Enrichment students must:

  • Enroll in classes at an e4-12 partnership church and pay $39 per course
  • Attend class
 

Objectives

 Upon completion of the requirements, the graduate will be able to:

  • Defend a biblical worldview using the basic tenets of Christian theology
  • Preach/teach hermeneutically sound messages and Bible lessons
  • Utilize modern technology to enhance ministry effectiveness
  • Communicate the message of the Gospel to our culture and cross culturally

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 9
Theology 6
Ministry  Studies 12
Research 3
Total 30

Degree Completion Plan

Required Core Courses
BSO501 e4-12   Introduction to the Old Testament     3 hours
BSN501  e4-12   Introduction to the New Testament      3 hours
BIN500 e4-12   Introduction to Hermeneutics    3 hours
MIN524 e4-12   Teaching the Bible      3 hours
RES511 e4-12   Research: Writing and Communication     3 hours This requires the purchase of Logos. Get 50% off through Piedmont.
THE506 e4-12   Survey of Theology     3 hours
THE517 e4-12   Apologetics     3 hours

Electives
MIN500  e4-12   Leadership and Vision Casting    3 hours  
MIN507 e4-12   Evangelism    3 hours
MIN509 e4-12   Origins     3 hours
MIN563 e4-12   Ministry to Children and Youth    3 hours

Student Must Pass M.A.Ministry Comprehensive Examination 0

Total Required Semester Hours 30 hrs

 

Required Core Courses
BSO501   Introduction to the Old Testament     3 hours
BSN501   Introduction to the New Testament      3 hours
BIN500  Introduction to Hermeneutics    3 hours
MIN524  Teaching the Bible      3 hours
RES511   Research: Writing and Communication     3 hours This course requires the purchase of Logos. Get 50% off through Piedmont.
THE506   Survey of Theology     3 hours
THE517   Apologetics     3 hours

Electives
MIN500   Leadership and Vision Casting    3 hours  
MIN507   Evangelism    3 hours
MIN509   Origins     3 hours
MIN563  Ministry to Children and Youth    3 hours

Student Must Pass M.A.Ministry Comprehensive Examination 0

Total Required Semester Hours 30 hrs

 

Maximum Time Limit to Complete Program
Five years

Minimum Hours to be completed at Piedmont
15 hours

Transfer of Credits and Advanced Standing
Transfer credits are not to exceed 50% of the degree requirements.  No Advanced Standing is available.

Length of Program and Graduation
The program is 30 semester hours, with graduation upon completion of the prescribed courses (including Transfer) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.00 and passing the M.A. Comprehensive Examination.

M.A. Comprehensive Examination
This exam is a “capstone” experience during the last two semesters before graduation. The exams are designed to incorporate subject areas from a core of courses, as well as from the student’s concentration. Adequate time will be allotted for a careful and thorough review of foundational theology and appropriate coursework to determine the knowledge and position of the student. A summary of the student’s responses and a complete evaluation of his/her performance will become part of the student’s permanent record. In the event that a student does not respond in an adequate manner, a corrective direction will be recommended, and the student will be allowed one retest after a period of at least one month. The comprehensive examination must be taken at a scheduled time. A request to complete the exam should be submitted to the Dean of the appropriate school. This form must be submitted by October 15 for fall completion or by December 15 for spring graduation. Details on the exam may also be obtained from the Dean of the appropriate school.