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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

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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 720The Church and God's Mission in the World *3
BIB 725Biblical Interpretation I ***3
BIB 750Biblical Theology I *** **3
MIN 705Mentoring/Connecting *1
MIN 750A
or MIN 750D
Cross-Cultural Encounter: Los Angeles *
or Cross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco
MIN 750B
or MIN 750C
Cross-Cultural Encounter: Fresno *
or Cross-Cultural Encounter: International *
THEO 705Christian Thought ***3
Expanding the Base
BIB 752Biblical Theology II *** **3
COUN 724Interpersonal Communication ***3
MIN 710Spiritual Formation2
Testing the Theory
MIN 732Church Educational Ministries3
MIN 748Pastoral Leadership3
MIN 793ASupervised Ministry Experience I *1.5
MIN 793BSupervised Ministry Experience II *1.5
PACS 700Basic Institute in Conflict Management And Mediation ***3
HIST 718
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 *** *
Capstone Learning
MIN 770Ministry Discernment *0
BIB 790
or MIN 799
Senior Seminar *
or Thesis ****
 Biblical Interpretation, New Testament or Old Testament courses5-6
 Practical studies3
 MFT course1.5
 Free electives3.5-7.5

* 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