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Master of Arts in Ministry Service


The Master of Arts in Ministry Service (MAMS) prepares the student for lay service in local churches, with an emphasis on theological foundations, volunteer mobilization, and leadership.

The degree is offered through Spurgeon College under HLC accreditation.

Program Objectives:

Students graduating from the MAMS degree will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate increased knowledge of Christian ministry and theology.
  2. Develop and articulate a theological rationale for volunteer ministry in the local church
  3. Demonstrate skills in the task of ministry mobilization
  4. Develop a Great Commission perspective on evangelism, lay ministry, disaster relief, and leadership

Ministry Service Course Catalog

Curriculum (33 hours)

  • HT3200 Theology I
  • HT3201 Theology II
  • HT3300 Introduction to Apologetics
  • HT3400 Christian Ethics
  • 18 hours from MN, MS, or Biblical Studies areas, with at least one course from each category
  • GS1801 Integrative I, Leadership
  • GS1802 Integrative II, Assessment
  • GS1803 Integrative III, Capstone


The MAMS is designed to be completed in three semesters of full-time study.


The MAMS may be taken in any combination of online or on-campus delivery, save for Capstone, a hybrid course meeting the week of graduation.

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