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.

Meet the Director

Dr. David Rudolph

Rabbi David Rudolph (Ph.D., Cambridge University) was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. metro area where he attended Congregation Beth El, a Conservative synagogue, and Beth Messiah Congregation, a Messianic synagogue. David had a profound encounter with the God of Israel when he was 16 and a junior at Walt Whitman High School. This changed the course of his life. For the rest of the story, click here.

Why The King's
  • Spirit-formed leaders training Spirit-formed leaders. Given that many of our credentialed faculty are actively involved in ministry, their teaching comes from a perspective of applied knowledge.
  • Whole-person formation. For us, it’s not just about what you learn, it’s about who you become. We believe your transformation for ministry should include deepening your walk with Jesus.
  • Culture of worship and prayer. It could be the prayer room, weekly chapel, a classroom, or just a hallway – wherever it occurs, we live a life of prayer and worship.
  • Community of care. Whether you take classes online or on-ground, soul care from faculty, staff, and peers extends from the classroom into your daily life.
  • Growth in difference. When you get into a classroom with different generations, ethnicities, experiences, and faith journeys, you grow both personally and spiritually. You maintain your difference, but you grow in unity.
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;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the history and practices of Messianic Judaism;
  • Communicate a biblically-based theology of Messianic Jewish ministry that is Spirit-led and informed by the calling of Israel and the Body of Messiah;
  • Apply biblical and theological knowledge to one’s personal spiritual formation within the context of Messianic Jewish ministry;
  • Articulate 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.


BIBD 6318 Tanakh 3
BIBD 6319 The New Testament as Jewish Literature  3
BIBL 6302 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
BIBL 6308 Life of Jesus in Historical Context 3


BIBD 5300 Messianic Jewish Theology 3
BIBH 5304 Messianic Judaism in Antiquity & the Modern Era 3


APOL 6304 Messianic Jewish Outreach 3
BIBD 6320 Messianic Jewish Spirituality 3
BIBL 5320 Jewish Practices in Messianic Context 3
BIBM 6301 Graduate Ministry Practicum 3
BIBM 6315 Master’s Capstone Project: Practice 3
BIBM 6319 Congregational Growth and Development 3



BHEB 5301 Hebrew I 3
BHEB 5302 Hebrew II 3


Choose two of the following: 6
APOL 7301 Messianic Jewish Apologetics II
BGRK 6301 Greek I
BGRK 6302 Greek II
BIBD 7310 Jewish-Christian Relations
BIBH 5320 Studies in Antisemitism 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
BIBM 7302 Studies in the New Antisemitism
BIBL 5315 Studies in Matthew and Early Judaism
BIBL 5319 Studies in Luke-Acts and Early Judaism
BIBL 5317 Studies in the Jewish Calendar
BIBL 6305 Studies in John 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 73XX Biblical Exegetical Book Study Course
BIBL 7304 Studies in Galatians and Early Judaism
BIBM 6320 The Basics of Synagogue Worship


“There’s something different about TKU and you do not fully understand that until you get here. It changes you. He changes you! No place I’d rather be.”