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)
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.
Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Tim Geddert, Ph.D.
Lynn Jost, Ph.D.
Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Completion of FPBS application materials
Required Courses (60 Units)
|BIB 720||The Church and God's Mission in the World *||3|
|BIB 725||Biblical Interpretation I ***||3|
|BIB 750||Biblical Theology I *** **||3|
|MIN 705||Mentoring/Connecting *||1|
or MIN 750D
|Cross-Cultural Encounter: Los Angeles *|
or Cross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco
or MIN 750C
|Cross-Cultural Encounter: Fresno *|
or Cross-Cultural Encounter: International *
|THEO 705||Christian Thought ***||3|
Expanding the Base
|BIB 752||Biblical Theology II *** **||3|
|COUN 724||Interpersonal Communication ***||3|
|MIN 710||Spiritual Formation||2|
Testing the Theory
|MIN 732||Church Educational Ministries||3|
|MIN 748||Pastoral Leadership||3|
|MIN 793A||Supervised Ministry Experience I *||1.5|
|MIN 793B||Supervised Ministry Experience II *||1.5|
|PACS 700||Basic Institute in Conflict Management And Mediation ***||3|
or HIST 716
or THEO 760
or THEO 730
|North American Religious History|
or The Evangelical Anabaptist Story
or Evangelical Anabaptist Confessions of Faith
or Discipleship and Ethics *** *
|MIN 770||Ministry Discernment *||0|
or MIN 799
|Senior Seminar *|
or Thesis ****
|Biblical Interpretation, New Testament or Old Testament courses||5-6|
* Must be FPU Biblical Seminary course.
** At least one biblical theology course must be an FPU Biblical Seminary course.
*** Must be taken as number of units listed here
**** Thesis must be taken as 6 unit course