M.A. in Ministry Practice

For graduates of the School of Church Leadership program.

Bethel Seminary offers a fully accredited M.A. in Ministry Practice at Bethel Seminary for graduates of the School of Church Leadership. This is a partnership program in which 4 of the 6 School of Church Leadership courses are transferred to Bethel Seminary. These School of Church Leadership courses fulfill 12 of the total 51 credits required for the M.A. in Ministry Practice with a School of Church Leadership concentration.

Step 1: Complete Certificate Courses

Before applying to Bethel Seminary, students must successfully complete the School of Church Leadership certificate for credit through the partnership between the Bethel University Graduate School and Converge Worldwide. Qualified students who successfully complete the School of Church Leadership courses for credit and who apply successfully to Bethel Seminary may enroll in the M.A. in Ministry Practice.

Step 2: Complete M.A. Courses at Bethel Seminary

After completing the School of Church Leadership courses and enrolling in the M.A. program, students will take the remaining Bethel Seminary coursework required to for the M.A. in Ministry Practice:

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • New Testament or Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations
  • Hermeneutics
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Systematic Theology II
  • Christian Social Ethics
  • History I
  • Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation
  • Global, Cultural, and Contextual Ministry
  • Introduction to Transformational Leadership
  • Senior Integrative Seminar
  • Supervised Ministry

More Information

For more information on the M.A. in Ministry Practice for School of Church Leadership graduates, contact the Bethel Seminary Admissions Office at bsem-admit@bethel.edu or 800.255.8706, ext. 6288.