Master of Arts, Missional Theology Program

MA Missional Theology students are those who desire to study the Word of God and want to enhance their awareness of how they are a part of the mission of God in bringing righteousness, justice, and peace to the world.

MAMT students unpack how the character of God is progressively revealed in the biblical story that eventually presents us the good news of the Gospel. They examine how a holy God pursues relationship with unholy creatures, to reconcile fellowship, transform the ungodly, restore the broken and disfigured and see that this is the mission to which He calls us, as well.

Everything about God has to be understood within the context of that unfolding drama.

Our entire curriculum is used to train in missional leadership, understand God's word from a Christotelic perspective, and instruct in a way that emphasizes students to go and be the message of God to a hurting culture. Our approach to theology is practical and will equip you for real life ministry.

Who is the MA, Missional Theology for?

Anyone who wants to study the Word of God is welcome. Students will grow in their knowledge of the Bible and its missional perspective and their ability to humbly interpret and apply it in light of history, culture, and genre. The MA in Missional Theology was created to assist missional Christians who desire to enhance their awareness of how they are a part of the mission of God to bring righteousness, justice, and peace to those they serve.

Why a Master of Arts from BTS?

The MA in Missional Theology program will enable students to understand the mission of GOd in the world and their place in it. The program is designed to provide graduate theological study for men and women desiring to strengthen their spiritual basis for life and work whether in a secular career ministry or in a church ministry.

Through this program students are prepared to be missionally engaged in a post-modern context in a variety of ministry settings.

Why is this program unique?

This 48-credit MA rigorously engages students in the theological and cultural ideas of our day, from a biblically missional perspective. Students will learn the key persons, ideas, and movements in the history of theology and the Christian tradition, along with their significance today.

"Learning theology from a book is great. Doing it is life-changing. BTS is committed to provide the opportunity to stretch a person's faith under the guidance of instructors who really care."

Master of Arts, Missional Theology Curriculum

Required Theology Courses - 18 Credits

  • Formation and Mission
  • Reading the Old Testament Missionally
  • Reading the New Testament Missionally (pre-req., Reading the OT Missionally)
  • Authentic Biblical Interpretation
  • Missional Theology 1: God and Creation
  • Missional Theology 2: Reconciliation & Redemption (pre-req., Missional Theology 1)

Required Core Courses - 15 Credits

  • Christianity & World Religions
  • World Christian History 1
  • World Christian History 2 (pre-req., World Christian History 1)
  • World Christian History 3 (pre-req., World Christian History 1 & 2)
  • Senior Seminar

General Electives - 15 Credits

Please be aware that these elective courses vary from year to year. Please see our current term schedules for the classes being offered this year.

Total Required Credits - 48


Notes regarding the program:

  • Students must take Formation and Mission within the first year (and preferably within the first 9 credits)
  • The Senior Seminar course may be taken only after completion of 30 hours, typically in the student's final year.
  • Students entering their program in 2012-13 and beyond must pass the Bible Knowledge exam to qualify for graduation.
Our admissions department is always available to assist you and answer any question that you might have regarding our programs and the application process.

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