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 program 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 program 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.

Program Coordinator

Leendert Brouwer, ThD
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Duration of the Programme

 

Duration of the Program

Years

Semesters/Sessions

Full-time

2

4

Part-time

3

3

 

Curriculum

MA Missiology - Full Time – 2 years

(4  Semesters) – Total 45 Credits

 

MA Missiology – Part Time – 3 years

(3 Sessions)  – Total 45 Credits

Year 1

1st Sem.

Year 1

 2nd Sem

Year 2

1st Sem

Year 2

2nd Sem

 

Year 1

Session 1

Year 2

Session 2

Year 3

Session 3

15 crs

14 crs

10 crs

6 crs

 

15 crs

14 crs

16 crs

               

 

Requirements

Credits

Core Courses

15

Specialization

17

Research & Project

13

Total

45

 
Specializations:

1. Islamic Ministry

2. African Traditional Religion

 

MA Missiology

Core Courses

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

MSSN 529

Foundations of Cross-cultural Mission

3

 

OTST/NTST 612

Biblical Hermeneutics

3

 

THST 631

Adventist Theological Heritage

3

 

MSSN 632

Biblical Theology of Mission

3

 

MSSN 685

Principles and Practice of World Mission

3

   

Total

15

       

Specialization 1

Islamic Ministry

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

ARBC 521

Introduction Arabic

3

 

ARBC 522

Intermediate Arabic

3

 

ISLM 620

Introduction to Islam

3

 

ISLM 625

Islamic Theology and Traditions

3

 

ISLM 632

Qur’an and the Bible

3

 

ISLM 677

Christian-Muslim Dialogue

2

   

Total

17

Specialization 2

African Traditional Religion

 

AFTR 541

Foundations of African Philosophy

3

 

AFTR 640

African Culture and Religion

3

 

AFTR 650

African Theological Thought

3

 

AFTR 682

African Traditional Religion: Major Beliefs

3

 

MSSN 691

Contextualization

3

 

MSNN 693

Power Encounter

2

   

Total

17

       

Research

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

GSEM 605

Applied Theology Research Methods and Writing

3

 

GSEM 606

Applied Theology Research Seminar

2

 

ISLM 637

Directed Independent Research: Biblical and Qur’anic Studies *

2

 

AFTR 660

Directed Independent Research: Topics in Christianity and African Traditional Religion**

2

 

MSSN 695

MA Missiology Project

6

   

Total

13

Grand Total:

   

45

* Islamic Ministry

** African Traditional Religion

 

Full-Time Schedule

MA Missiology – Specialization: Islamic Ministry

Year 1 – Semester 1

 

Year 1 – Semester 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 605

Applied Theology Research Methods and Writing

3

 

GSEM 606

Applied Theology Research

Seminar

2

MSSN 529

Foundations of Cross-Cultural Mission

3

 

THST 631

Adventist Theological Heritage

3

ARBC 521

Introduction Arabic

3

 

ARBC 522

Intermediate Arabic

3

ISLM 620

Introduction to Islam

3

 

ISLM 632

Qur’an and the Bible

3

MSSN 632

Biblical Theology of Mission

3

 

OTST 612

Biblical Hermeneutics

3

             
 

Total

15

   

Total

14

             
 

Year 2 – Semester 3

 

Year 2 – Semester 4

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

ISLM 625

Islamic Theology and Traditions

3

 

MSSN 695

MA Missiology Project

6

ISLM 637

Directed Individual Research on Topics in Biblical and Qur’anic Studies

2

       

ISLM 677

Christian-Muslim Dialogue 3 credit

2

       

MSSN 685

Principles and Practice of World Mission

3

       
 

Total

10

   

Total

6

             

Grand Total:  45

Part-Time Schedule

MA Missiology – Specialization: Islamic Ministry

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 605

Applied Theology Research Methods and Writing

3

 

GSEM 606

Applied Theology Research

Seminar

2

MSSN 529

Foundations of Cross-Cultural Mission

3

 

THST 631

Adventist Theological Heritage

3

ARBC 521

Introduction Arabic

3

 

ARBC 522

Intermediate Arabic

3

ISLM 620

Introduction to Islam

3

 

ISLM 632

Qur’an and the Bible

 

MSSN 632

Biblical Theology of Mission

3

 

OTST 612

Biblical Hermeneutics

3

 

Total

15

       
 

Total

     

Total

14

             
 

Year 3 – Session 3

   

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

ISLM 625

Islamic Theology and Traditions

3

 

MSSN 695

MA Missiology Project

6

ISLM 637

Directed Individual Research on Topics in Biblical and Qur’anic Studies

2

       

ISLM 677

Christian-Muslim Dialogue 3 credit

2

       

MSSN 685

Principles and Practice of World Mission

3

       
 

Total

10

   

Total

6

             

Grand Total:  45

 

 

Full-Time Schedule

MA Missiology – Specialization: African Traditional Religion

Year 1 – Semester 1

 

Year 1 – Semester 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 605

Applied Theology Research Methods and Writing

3

 

GSEM 606

Applied Theology Research

Seminar

2

MSSN 529

Foundations of Cross-Cultural Mission

3

 

THST 631

Adventist Theological Heritage

3

AFTR 640

Foundations of African Philosophy

3

 

AFTR 650

African Theological Thought

3

ISLM 620

African Culture and Religion

3

 

AFTR 682

African Traditional Religion: Major Beliefs

3

MSSN 632

Biblical Theology of Mission

3

 

OTST 612

Biblical Hermeneutics

3

             
 

Total

15

   

Total

14

             
 

Year 2 – Semester 3

 

Year 2 – Semester 4

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MSSN 691

Contextualization

3

 

MSSN 695

MA Missiology Project

6

MSNN 693

Power Encounter

2

       

AFTR 660

Directed Independent Research: Topics in Christianity and African Traditional Religion**

2

       

MSSN 685

Principles and Practice of World Mission

3

       
 

Total

10

   

Total

6

             

Grand Total:  45

 

Full-Time Schedule

MA Missiology – Specialization: African Traditional Religion

Year 1 – Semester 1

 

Year 2 – Semester 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 605

Applied Theology Research Methods and Writing

3

 

GSEM 606

Applied Theology Research

Seminar

2

MSSN 529

Foundations of Cross-Cultural Mission

3

 

THST 631

Adventist Theological Heritage

3

AFTR 640

Foundations of African Philosophy

3

 

AFTR 650

African Theological Thought

3

ISLM 620

African Culture and Religion

3

 

AFTR 682

African Traditional Religion: Major Beliefs

3

MSSN 632

Biblical Theology of Mission

3

 

OTST 612

Biblical Hermeneutics

3

             
 

Total

15

   

Total

14

             
 

Year 3 – Semester 3

 

Year 3 – Semester 3

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MSSN 691

Contextualization

3

 

MSSN 695

MA Missiology Project

6

MSNN 693

Power Encounter

2

       

AFTR 660

Directed Independent Research: Topics in Christianity and African Traditional Religion**

2

       

MSSN 685

Principles and Practice of World Mission

3

       
 

Total

10

   

Total

6

             

Grand Total:  45