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You'll gain practical leadership and ministry skills based on theological studies. The MACM is ideal for any student desiring to enter vocational ministry and would like to finish in less time than it would take to complete a Master of Divinity degree. The combination of classroom education and field experience educates the MACM student with knowledge and skills for effective, long term ministry.

Highlights

  • Purposeful community of learners and leaders
  • Experienced and published faculty
  • Theologically diverse student body
  • Learn from local pastors: Dale Oquist, Paul Binion II, Anthony Flores and Renn Serna
  • MFT and ministry students integrated in foundational courses
  • Option to study in Israel each summer
  • Option to attend the Hispanic Summer Program
  • Diverse practicum opportunities
  • Online courses available
  • Fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Career opportunities

Graduates with this degree are currently serving locally and abroad as executive pastors, student ministry pastors, fire, law enforcement and hospital chaplains, pastoral counselors and community developers. We have graduates who have planted churches and lead teams of people in unconventional and creative ministries for the purpose of bringing life transformation into areas with desperate need.

Program director

FPU Seminary Portrait
Brian Ross, D.Min.

Assistant Professor, Program Director, Christian Ministry, Master of Divinity & Ministry Leadership and Culture

Faculty

mark baker
Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Director, Theology & Intercultural Studies M.A.

Tim Geddert, Ph.D.
Tim Geddert, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Director, New Testament

Lynn Jost, Ph.D.
Lynn Jost, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Director, Old Testament, Director of the Center for Anabaptist Studies

Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.
Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.

Dean of the Seminary, Associate Professor, J.B. Toews Chair of History and Theology, Interim Vice President of the Seminary

David Bruce Rose
David Bruce Rose, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

terry brensinger
Terry Brensinger, Ph.D.

Professor of Pastoral Education

Randy White
Randy White, D.Min.

Associate Professor, Program Director, Community Leadership and Transformation, Executive Director of the Center for Community Transformation

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of FPBS application materials

Course listing

Biblical And Theological Reflection (21 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
BIB 720The Church and God's Mission in the World **3
BIB 725Understanding, Interpreting, and Teaching Scripture3
THEO 730Discipleship and Ethics **3
BIB 750Old Testament Theology *3
BIB 752New Testament Theology *3
THEO 712Story of the Church & Its Theology3
 Journeying Deep Into Scripture - Bible Elective3

Personal and Holistic Formation (5.5 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
MIN 704Discerning Vocation and Calling **1
MIN 712The Charismatic Experience1.5
MIN 714Spirit, Character, and Transformation3

Missional and Practical Application (19 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
MIN 718Effective Contemporary Public Communication3
MIN 719Exploring Secular Cultures/Connecting with Secular People3
MIN 762Exegeting and Serving Your Neighborhood1.5
MIN 750DCross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco1.5
COUN 768Serving Resiliently Through Crises and Trauma2
PACS 700Basic Institute in Conflict Management and Mediation2
MIN 793AThe Practice of Ministry I * **1.5
MIN 793BThe Practice of Ministry II * **1.5
MIN 753Leading Organizations & Volunteers for Mission3

Integration and Specialization (8.5 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
 Elective units for specialization5.5
BIB 790Senior Seminar **3
MIN 770Ministry Discernment **0

* Students do not need to take in order.
** Must be an FPU Biblical Seminary course.