Master of Practical Theology – Concentration in Antisemitism and Jewish Advocacy

Whether you feel called to be a watchman on the wall when it comes to antisemitism or an advocate for the Jewish people in the Church and public square, our accredited Master of Practical Theology concentration in Antisemitism and Jewish Advocacy (MPT-AJA) is designed to provide a biblical, historical and theological foundation for ministry in this area. Our practical theology degree will grow you as a Spirit-formed leader, and equip you with the specialized ministry training you need for Jewish-Christian relations. You will develop a vibrant knowledge of the Word of God and a balanced historical-theological understanding that can be applied in serving as a bridge between the Church and the Jewish people. This degree program is available online or on-ground.

Program Objectives

This concentration seeks to:

  • Prepare men and women for ministry both within their own particular communities of faith and cultures and also to the larger body of Messiah;
  • 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;
  • Encourage students to live a Spirit-empowered life, developing their unique spiritual gifts and callings;
  • Provide supervised ministry training for those entering specialized ministries;
  • Equip students with the knowledge and expertise necessary to engage antisemitism in the Church and public square through Jewish advocacy; and
  • Provide a biblical, historical and theological foundation for participation in Jewish-Christian relations

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of Scripture and the ability to use hermeneutical and exegetical principles to interpret and apply the Word of God in life and ministry;
  • Explain the heritage, traditions, and practices of the global Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements, including a vision for healing the schism between the Church and the Jewish people;
  • Communicate a biblically-based and Spirit-empowered theology of ministry and leadership based on knowledge of the nature and mission of the Church;
  • Apply biblical and theological knowledge to one’s personal spiritual formation within the practices of ministry;
  • Integrate biblical and theological knowledge in the student’s specialized area of ministry;
  • Engage antisemitism in the Church and wider society through Jewish advocacy; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to participate in Jewish-Christian relations.
Curriculum
Total Hours 48
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  • 9
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  • 3
  • 3
  • Biblical Studies 12 Hours
    • BIBL 5301 Old Testament Theology 3
    • BIBL 5302 New Testament Theology 3
    • BIBL 5304 Current Issues in Biblical Interpretation 3
    • BIBL 5305 Life of Jesus in Historical Context 3
  • Historical/Theological Studies 9 Hours
    • BIBH 5302 Christian History and Renewal I
    • -OR- 3
    • BIBH 5303 Christian History and Renewal II
    • BIBD 6301 Christian Theology I 3
    • BIBD 6302 Christian Theology II 3
  • Practical Ministry Studies 9 Hours
    • BIBM 5305 The Spirit Formed Leader 3
    • BIBM 5307 Preaching That Connects 3
    • BIBM 6301 Graduate Ministry Practicum (Jewish Advocacy Focus) 3
  • Concentration Courses 12 Hours
    • BIBH 6321 Studies in Antisemitism and the Holocaust 3
    • BIBM 7302 Studies in the New Antisemitism 3
    • BIBM 7310 Jewish-Christian Relations 3
    • BIBM 7301 Engaging Antisemitism in the Church and Public Square 3
  • Electives 3 Hours
    • Choose 3 hours of the following: 3
    • BIBH 6310 Righteous Gentiles and Christian Zionism
    • BIBM 6311 Dimensions of Repentance and Forgiveness
    • BIBM 7312 Ministry of Reconciliation
    • BIBD 5321 The New Testament as Jewish Literature
    • BIBH 6322 History of Judaism and the Jewish People
    • BIBH 7320 The Land and State of Israel
    • BIBH 7321 Biblical Geography of Israel Study Trip
    • BIBM 6309 Non-Profit Ministry Organizations
    • BHEB 5301 Hebrew I
  • Capstone Course 3 Hours
    • BIBM 6315 Master’s Capstone Project: Practice 3