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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.


  • Purposeful community of learners and leaders
  • Experienced and published faculty
  • Theologically diverse student body
  • 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

Brian Ross, D.Min.

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministries


mark baker
Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Professor of Mission and Theology

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

Professor of New Testament

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

Professor of Old Testament and Preaching, Director of the Anabaptist Center

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

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

Admission requirements

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

Course listing

Required Courses (60 Units)

BIB-720*The Church and God’s Mission in the World3
BIB-725Biblical Interpretation I3
BIB-750**Biblical Theology I3
MIN-750A*Cross-Cultural Encounter: Los Angeles1.5
or MIN-750D*Cross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco1.5
MIN-750B*Cross-Cultural Encounter: Fresno1.5
or MIN-750C*Cross-Cultural Encounter: International1.5
THEO-705Christian Thought3
Expanding The Base
BIB-752**Biblical Theology II3
COUN-724Interpersonal Communication2
MIN-710Spiritual Formation2
Testing The Theory
MIN-732Church Educational Ministries3
MIN-748Pastoral Leadership3
MIN-793A*Supervised Ministry Experience I1.5
MIN-793B*Supervised Ministry Experience II1.5
PACS-700Basic Institute in Conflict Management and Mediation2
THEO-715Anabaptist Mennonite Brethren Studies3
or HIST-718North American Religious History3
THEO-730*Discipleship and Ethics3
Capstone Learning
BIB-790*Senior Seminar3
MIN-770*Ministry Discernment0


  • Biblical interpretation, new testament or old testament courses (5-6 units)
  • Practical studies (3 units)
  • Mft course (1.5 units)
  • Free electives (6.5-7.5 units)

* Must be FPU Biblical Seminary course.
** At least one biblical theology course must be an FPU Biblical Seminary course