Master of Practical Theology

Program Objectives

The MPT degree program seeks to:

  • Prepare men and women for specialized ministry within the local church, church related agencies, and the community;
  • Equip students with the theories and practical skills necessary to perform effectively the ministry to which they are called;
  • Increase biblical and theological understanding necessary to undergird these specialized ministries;
  • Provide professional training that is enjoined by the ministry of the Holy Spirit; and
  • Provide supervised ministry training for those entering specialized ministries.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of The MPT, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Scripture and the ability to properly use hermeneutical and exegetical principles to interpret and apply the Word of God in life and ministry;
  • Survey the heritage and traditions of the Church and the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements;
  • Articulate a biblical theology of ministry for the student’s focused area of ministry;
  • Integrate biblical and theological knowledge in the specialized area of ministry studied; and
  • Communicate the gospel clearly and effectively.
Curriculum
Total Hours 48
  • 9
  • 12
  • 21
  • 6
  • Biblical Studies 9 Hours
    • BIBD 5301 Old Testament Theology 3
    • BIBD 5302 New Testament Theology 3
    • BIBL 5304 Current Issues in Biblical Interpretation 3
  • Theological/Historical Studies 12 Hours
    • BIBD 6301 Christian Theology I 3
    • BIBD 6302 Christian Theology II 3
    • BIBL 5305 Life of Jesus in Historical Context 3
    • BIBH 5302 Church History and Renewal I OR 3
    • BIBH 5303 Church History and Renewal II
  • Practical Ministry Studies 21 Hours
    • BIBM 5305 The Spirit Formed Leader 3
    • BIBM 5306 Strategic Leadership 3
    • BIBM 5307 Preaching That Connects 3
    • BIBM 5308 Equipping People for Life 3
    • BIBM 6305 Ministry Management 3
    • BIBM 6301 Graduate Ministry Practicum 3
    • BIBM 6315 Master's Capstone Project: Practice 3
  • Electives 6 Hours
    • Practices of Ministry Electives (from any BIBM/BIBC/APOL/PHIL course) 6