Master of Arts in Missiology

About the Programme

The Master of Arts in Missiology has been designed to assist pastors and other ministry workers in developing expertise in Missiology. With the challenges brought about by local and global changes and transformations on the continent, the mission now requires specialized training. The programme offers two majors, namely Islamic Ministry and African Traditional Religion. These two majors reflect areas of significant importance in the mission of the Christian Church in Africa. Each area represents unique challenges that require specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes.

In line with the philosophy of AUA as a Seventh-day Adventist educational institution, the programme emphasizes the Gospel Commission to make disciples of all nations in view of redemption and restoration of the image of God in human beings.

Purpose of the Programme

Master of Arts in Missiology is for ministers desiring specialized training and expertise in Islamic Ministry or African Traditional Religion, to tackle challenges brought about by local and global changes and transformations of the Christian Church in Africa.


Objectives of the Programme

  1. Identify and evaluate important sources, contributions of key scholars, major schools of thought and emerging trends that shape and sharpen the Church's mission in Africa.
  2. Recognize and assess the needs of dominant faith communities that interact with the Christian religion in Africa.
  3. Create and implement strategic missionary plans to reach out to non-Christian communities.
  4. Provide leadership to the Church in Africa in the area of mission theory, praxis and strategy.


Admission Requirements

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree in Theology/Religion with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%. Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.
  2. Have two Recommendations: One from the local Church Board and one from your previous university or from the employing organization if employed. Submit the name, email address and designation of your referees, and AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.
  3. Must demonstrate proficiency in English.

Contact Details

Programme Coordinator: Dr Israel Kafeero
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Duration of the Programme

Core and Required Courses: 42 Credits
Research Course: 3 Credits
Project: 6 Credits
Total: 51 Credits

No. of Sessions/Semesters: 4
Duration of the Programme: 2 years fulltime

Curriculum

Year 1 – Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

GSEM 607

Documentary Research and Writing

3

BIBL 520

Studies in Biblical Prophets

3

ARBC 521

Introduction to Arabic

3

MSSN 529

Foundations of Cross-Cultural Mission

3

Total

12

 

Year 1 – Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

ARBC 522

Intermediate Arabic

3

MSSN 615

Anthropology for Mission and Ministry

3

ISLM 620

Introduction to Islam

3

MSSN 632

Theology of Mission or

3

MSSN 685

Principles and Practice of World Mission

3

Total

12

 

Year 2 – Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

ISLM 625

Islamic Theology

3

ISLM 632

Qur’an and the Bible

3

ISLM 633

Biblical and Qur’anic Studies

3

NTST

Gospels

3

Total

12

 

Year 2 – Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

THST 631

Adventist Theological Heritage

3

OTST 612

Biblical Hermeneutics

3

     
 

Students to take any of the following:

 

ISLM 641

Christian-Muslim Relations in History

3

ISLM 645

Islam, Culture and Gender in African Society

3

ISLM 677

Christian-Muslim Dialogue

3

Total

9

MSSN 695

Research Project (spread over last two semesters)

6

Grand Total

51