Master of Practical Theology

Build a biblical and theological foundation for life and ministry through our Master of Practical Theology (MPT) degree. Our practical theology degree will grow you as a Spirit-formed servant leader, and equip you with the specialized ministry training needed for your particular calling. Taught by Spirit-filled faculty, you will develop a vibrant knowledge of the Word of God and a balanced theological understanding that can be applied in a variety of ministry contexts. This degree program is available online or on-ground (Southlake).

Program Objectives

The Master of Practical Theology degree program 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 Christ.
  • 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; and
  • Provide supervised ministry training for those entering specialized ministries.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Practical Theology, 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.

 

Master of Practical Theology (MPT)

Curriculum
Total Hours 48
  • 9
  • 12
  • 12
  • 6
  • 6
  • 3
  • 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 Christian History and Renewal I
    • -OR- 3
    • BIBH 5303 Christian History and Renewal II
  • Practical Ministry Studies 12 Hours
    • BIBM 6301 Graduate Ministry Practicum 3
    • Choose three of the following BIBM courses: 9
    • BIBM 5305 The Spirit Formed Leader
    • BIBM 5306 Contemporary Approaches to Leadership
    • BIBM 5307 Preaching that Connects
    • BIBM 5308 The Blessed Church in Practice
    • BIBM 6305 Ministry Management
  • Practical Ministry Electives 6 Hours
    • Choose any two APOL, BIBC, BIBM, or LEAD courses 6
  • Open Electives 6 Hours
    • Open Electives 6
  • Capstone 3 Hours
    • BIBM 6315 Master's Capstone Project: Practice 3