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.
- 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)
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.
Brian Ross, D.Min.
Assistant Professor, Program Director, Christian Ministry, Master of Divinity & Ministry Leadership and Culture
Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Professor, Program Director, Theology & Intercultural Studies M.A.
Tim Geddert, Ph.D.
Professor, Program Director, New Testament
Lynn Jost, Ph.D.
Professor, Program Director, Old Testament, Director of the Center for Anabaptist Studies
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, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Terry Brensinger, Ph.D.
Professor of Pastoral Education
Randy White, D.Min.
Associate Professor, Program Director, Community Leadership and Transformation, Executive Director of the Center for Community Transformation
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Completion of FPBS application materials
Biblical And Theological Reflection (21 Units)
|BIB 720||The Church and God's Mission in the World **||3|
|BIB 725||Understanding, Interpreting, and Teaching Scripture||3|
|THEO 730||Discipleship and Ethics **||3|
|BIB 750||Old Testament Theology *||3|
|BIB 752||New Testament Theology *||3|
|THEO 712||Story of the Church & Its Theology||3|
| ||Journeying Deep Into Scripture - Bible Elective||3|
Personal and Holistic Formation (5.5 Units)
|MIN 704||Discerning Vocation and Calling **||1|
|MIN 712||The Charismatic Experience||1.5|
|MIN 714||Spirit, Character, and Transformation||3|
Missional and Practical Application (19 Units)
|MIN 718||Effective Contemporary Public Communication||3|
|MIN 719||Exploring Secular Cultures/Connecting with Secular People||3|
|MIN 762||Exegeting and Serving Your Neighborhood||1.5|
|MIN 750D||Cross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco||1.5|
|COUN 768||Serving Resiliently Through Crises and Trauma||2|
|PACS 700||Basic Institute in Conflict Management and Mediation||2|
|MIN 793A||The Practice of Ministry I * **||1.5|
|MIN 793B||The Practice of Ministry II * **||1.5|
|MIN 753||Leading Organizations & Volunteers for Mission||3|
Integration and Specialization (8.5 Units)
| ||Elective units for specialization||5.5|
|BIB 790||Senior Seminar **||3|
|MIN 770||Ministry Discernment **||0|
* Students do not need to take in order.
** Must be an FPU Biblical Seminary course.