Master of Practical Theology – Concentration in Messianic Jewish Studies

Whether you feel called to be a bridge between the Church and the Jewish people or desire to lead in the Messianic community, our Messianic Jewish Studies (MJS) program is designed for you. This program is truly one of a kind. It is accredited, Spirit-filled, and approved by the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC). Gain the foundational knowledge of Scripture and Jewish roots needed to equip you for your calling to teach through our MJS-focused Master of Practical Theology degree. You can earn this degree online or on-ground (Southlake).

Program Objectives

This concentration seeks to:

  • Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry within the local congregation and in the wider movement;
  • Equip students with the theories and practical skills necessary to serve effectively in Messianic Jewish ministry;
  • Increase biblical and theological understanding from a Messianic Jewish perspective;
  • Provide professional training that is informed by the ministry of the Ruach (Spirit); and
  • Develop practical ministry skills through supervised Messianic Jewish ministry experiences.

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;
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the heritage and traditions of Messianic Judaism;
  • Articulate a biblical theology of Messianic Jewish ministry;
  • Integrate biblical and theological knowledge with Messianic Jewish ministry; and
  • Communicate the knowledge of who Yeshua is and what He has done in a way that is clear, accurate, authentically Jewish and with love and respect.

Master of Practical Theology – Messianic Jewish Studies Concentration (MPT-MJS)

Curriculum
Total Hours 48
  • 12
  • 6
  • 18
  • 6
  • 6
  • Biblical Studies 12 Hours
    • BIBD 5320 Tanakh: The Beginnings of Judaism and the Jewish People 3
    • BIBD 5321 The New Testament as Jewish Literature 3
    • BIBL 5304 Current Issues in Biblical Interpretation 3
    • BIBL 5305 Life of Jesus in Historical Context 3
  • Theological/Historical Studies 6 Hours
    • BIBD 5300 Messianic Jewish Theology 3
    • BIBH 6306 Messianic Judaism in Antiquity & the Modern Era 3
  • Practical Ministry Studies 18 Hours
    • APOL 6301 Messianic Jewish Apologetics I 3
    • BIBD 6320 Messianic Jewish Spirituality 3
    • BIBL 6320 Jewish Practices in Messianic Context 3
    • BIBM 6301 Graduate Ministry Practicum 3
    • BIBM 6315 Master’s Capstone Project: Practice 3
    • BIBM 7314 Congregational Growth and Development 3
  • Hebrew Courses 6 Hours
    • BHEB 5301 Hebrew I 3
    • BHEB 5302 Hebrew II 3
  • Electives 6 Hours
    • Choose 6 hours of the following: 6
    • APOL 7301 Messianic Jewish Apologetics II
    • BGRK 5301 Greek I
    • BGRK 5302 Greek II
    • BGRK 5303 Greek Exegesis
    • BHEB 6303 Hebrew Exegesis
    • BIBD 7310 Jewish-Christian Relations
    • BIBH 6320 Studies in Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
    • 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
    • BIBH 7322 Studies in the New Anti-Semitism
    • BIBL 5315 Studies in Matthew and Early Judaism
    • BIBL 5316 Studies in Luke and Early Judaism
    • BIBL 5317 Studies in the Jewish Calendar
    • BIBL 5323 The Jewish Heritage of Christianity
    • BIBL 6305 Studies in John and Early Judaism
    • BIBL 6306 Studies in Acts and Early Judaism
    • BIBL 6307 Studies in Romans and Early Judaism
    • BIBL 6321 Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
    • BIBL 6322 Introduction to Midrash
    • BIBL 7302 Studies in Jewish Ethics
    • BIBL 7303 The Talmud
    • BIBL 7304 Studies in Galatians and Early Judaism
    • BIBM 6320 The Basics of Synagogue Worship