2019-2020 Catalog

 

Master of Practical Theology - MPTh

Entry Requirements

Required Undergraduate GPA: 2.75
Ministerial competencies in the nine areas of study listed below:

     - Bible
     - Theology and Philosophy
     - Discipleship Ministries
     - Christian Education
     - Contextualized Ministry
     - Christian Worship
     - Pastoral Care and Counseling
     - Homiletics
     - Church Leadership

Students are required to satisfy all nine competencies in the MPTh Christian Ministries program. Competencies are satisfied by completing the designated undergraduate course(s) with a grade of C or higher - see chart below. Competencies not satisfied by undergraduate courses may be fulfilled by taking the designated graduate class. Students may not choose the graduate pathway to fulfill the competency requirements in more than two disciplines.

 

Competency
Undergraduate Pathway
(C or higher)

Graduate Pathway
Program course(s) that requires competency to be fulfilled

Bible

BIL 101 Old Testament Survey (3)
BIL 102 New Testament Survey (3)

BIL 500 Survey of the Bible (3)

BIL 510 Biblical Hermeneutics (3)


Theology and Philosophy


THE 101 Theology of Christian Life (3)
PHL 180 Humanities Philosophy (3)

REL 500 Philosophy and Christian Thought (3)

THE 500 Christian Doctrine (3)
REL 590 Philosophy for Ministry (2)

Discipleship Ministries

REL 270 Evangelism and Discipleship (3)

REL 521 Discipleship Ministries (2)


REL 575 Mentoring, Spiritual Direction, and Discipleship (3)
REL 625 Corporate Spiritual Formation (2)


Christian Education


CED 255 Local Church Education (2)

CED 550 Educational Ministries (1)

CED 630 Christian Education of Children and Families (3)
CED 635 Christian Education of Youth and Families (3)

Contextualized Ministry

REL 240 Ministry in Context (3)

REL 545 Contextualized Ministry (2)

REL 640 Multi-ethnic Ministry (2)

Christian Worship

WOR 235 Worship (2)
WOR 436 Church Rituals (1)

WOR 530 Worship Pastor (2)

WOR 535 Leading Worship Renewal (3)

Pastoral Care & Counseling

REL 370 Pastoral Care & Counseling (2)

REL 520 Congregational Care (1)

REL 570 Strategic Pastoral Counseling (3)

Homiletics

REL 365 Homiletics I (3)
REL 355 Homiletics 2 (2)/YTH 366 Preaching to Youth (2)
REL 366P Preaching Practicum (1)

REL 565 Homiletics (3)

REL 665 Advanced Homiletics (3)

Church Leadership

REL 468 Church Leadership (3) OR CED 490 Leading Christian Education (3) OR CED 491 Leading a Children's Ministry in a Local Church (3)

REL 560 Leading a Church (2)

REL 680 Pastoral Leadership (3)

Degree Requirements (72-78 hours)

Practical Theology (PRT) (44 hours)

REL-501Formation in Christian Practices

1

REL-502Formation through Spiritual Direction

1

REL-555Practical Theology of Ministry

3

WOR-535Leading Worship Renewal: Moving from Passive to Participatory Worship

3

REL-570Strategic Pastoral Counseling

3

REL-575Mentoring, Spiritual Direction, and Discipleship

3

CED-630Christian Education of Children and Families

3

CED-635Christian Education of Youth and Families

3

REL-601Transition from Academy to Church

2

REL-602Coached Ministry Apprenticeship 1

1 to 3

REL-603Coached Ministry Apprenticeship 2

1 to 3

REL-625Corporate Spiritual Formation

2

REL-640Multi-Ethnic Ministry

2

REL-665Advanced Homiletics

3

REL-670Pastoral Care

3

REL-675Mission and Church Health

2

REL-680Pastoral Leadership

3

REL-695Ministry Masters Capstone

1

*REL-602 and REL-603 should be taken for 1 credit hour in both the fall and spring semesters.

Religions and Ministerial Studies (RMS) (28 hours)

BIL-510Biblical Hermeneutics

3

BIL-520Hermeneutics for Ministry

3

BIL-525Theologies of the Old and New Testament

3

BIL-Bible Elective

3

REL-510History of the Global Christian Church

3

REL-531American Christianity

2

REL-590Philosophy for Ministry

2

THE-500Christian Doctrine

3

THE-Historical Theology/Church History Elective

3

THE-Systematic Theology Elective

3

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