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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
  • 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

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Brian Ross, D.Min.

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


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Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Professor of Mission and Theology

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Tim Geddert, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Director, New Testament

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Lynn Jost, Ph.D.

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

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Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.

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

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David Bruce Rose, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

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Randy White, D.Min.

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

Admission requirements

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Course listing

Required Courses (54 Units)

Biblical and Theological Reflection (21 Units)

BIB 709Bible Knowledge Requirement Seminar0
BIB 720The Church and God’s Mission in the World **3
BIB 725Understanding, Interpreting and Teaching Scripture
Must be taken for 3 units
2 - 3
THEO 730Discipleship and Ethics **
Must be taken for 3 units
2 - 3
BIB 750Old Testament Theology *3
BIB 752New Testament Theology *3
THEO 712The Story of the Church and Its Theology
Must be taken as a 3 unit course
2 - 3
 Journeying Deep Into Scripture - Bible Elective3

Personal and Holistic Formation (5.5 Units)

MIN 704Discerning Vocation and Calling **1
MIN 712The Charismatic Experience1.5
MIN 714Spirit, Character, and Transformation
Must be taken as a 3 unit course
2 - 3

Missional and Practical Application (19 Units)

MIN 718Effective Contemporary Public Communication3
THEO 719Exploring Secular Culture & Connecting with Secular People3
MIN 762Exegeting and Serving Your Neighborhood1.5
MIN 750DCross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco1.5
COUN 768Serving Resiliently Through Crises and Trauma
Must be taken for 2 units
2 - 3
PACS 700Peacemaking Institute
Must be taken for 2 units
2 – 3
MIN 793AThe Practice of Ministry I * **1.5
MIN 793BThe Practice of Ministry II * **1.5
MIN 753Leading Organizations and Volunteers for Mission3

Integration and Specialization (8.5 Units)

 Elective units for specialization5.5
BIB 790CMSenior Seminar - Christian Ministries **3
MIN 770CMMinistry Discernment - Christian Ministry**0

* Students do not need to take the Practice of Ministry series in order.

** Must be an FPU Biblical Seminary course.