x Master of Arts in Ministry Service (MAMS) – Spurgeon College
Master of Arts in Ministry Service (MAMS)


The Master of Arts in Ministry Service 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

Curriculum (33 hours)

  • HT 3200 Theology I
  • HT 3201 Theology II
  • HT 3300 Introduction to Apologetics
  • HT 3400 Christian Ethics
  • MN 5323 Intro to Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • MN 5468 Leadership Practicum
  • MN5060 Evangelism & Discipleship
  • MS 7664 Outreach Strategy and Methods Practicum
  • MN5802Disaster Relief Ministry
  • MN5801Volunteer Ministry Practicum
  • GS 1891 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.