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.
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministries
Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Professor of Mission and Theology
Tim Geddert, Ph.D.
Professor of New Testament
Lynn Jost, Ph.D.
Professor of Old Testament and Preaching, Director of the Anabaptist Center
Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.
Dean of the Seminary, Associate Professor, J.B. Toews Chair of History and Theology
- 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-750A*||Cross-Cultural Encounter: Los Angeles||1.5|
|or MIN-750D*||Cross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco||1.5|
|MIN-750B*||Cross-Cultural Encounter: Fresno||1.5|
|or MIN-750C*||Cross-Cultural Encounter: International||1.5|
Expanding The Base
|BIB-752**||Biblical Theology II||3|
Testing The Theory
|MIN-732||Church Educational Ministries||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||2|
|THEO-715||Anabaptist Mennonite Brethren Studies||3|
|or HIST-718||North American Religious History||3|
|THEO-730*||Discipleship and Ethics||3|
- 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