Ministerial Leadership II

Category I: Master of Ministry/Master in Pastoral Studies
Category II: MA (in various concentrations/tracts)

B.2.1. Purpose of the Programs for Categories I and II
The purpose of the Master professional programs for Specialized Ministry is to equip the students with in-depth understanding and advanced skills for the congregation/parish and other specialized ministries.

B.2.2. Primary Goal of the Program
Students enrolled in these professional programs possess more critical grasp of the biblical tradition, appreciation of the Asian culture and context, and have a more developed understanding of and advanced skills in the specialized ministry.

B.2.3. Expectations/Learning Outcomes
Students show a clear understanding of the biblical and theological disciplines, demonstrate a certain level of competency in terms of skills and comprehension of the purpose of the program.

B.2.4. Evaluation/Assessment of the Degree Program
The school shall conduct a regular assessment of the degree to evaluate the extent of the alignment of the goals of the degree program to student learning outcomes. The assessment shall also determine the effectiveness of the degree program in terms of the percentage of graduates and their placements.

B.2.5. Curriculum
The content of the curriculum shall cover a solid understanding of the biblical tradition, an in-depth, applied knowledge and skills in the area of specialized ministries like pastoral studies or ministry, church music, counseling, and the like, and competence in organizing and leading programs and events in the chosen area of specialization.

A minimum of 42 credits of courses for students with baccalaureate degree aligned with the area of the specialized ministry shall be required.

B.2.6. Duration
Depending on the academic preparation of the students, this degree requires two (2) years of full-time academic work.

B.2.7. Admission
Students admitted in this degree program hold recognized baccalaureate degrees in the particular area of ministry and possess academic and personal qualities for the program they are applying for.

B.2.8. Faculty
In order to operate the master’s degree programs, a minimum of six (6) full-time teachers with either MTheol or PhD/DTheol degrees shall be required.

B.2.9. Library
A combination of onsite and access to online data bases of not less than 8,000 usable titles shall be required.