- Category: Sch Of Theological Seminary
- Published on 11 June 2013
The Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology program is a professional degree programme designed for pastors with experience in the field of ministry who fulfill diverse ministerial functions of the church, including various leadership roles which require clear and critical thinking, wise judgement, effective communication, integrity in all actions, and recognition of opportunities for service. Philosophy It is based on the philosophy that effective ministry demands a solid theological foundation grounded in unchanging biblical doctrines and dynamic methods for effective presentation. Therefore, this programme helps students formulate and apply biblically sound approaches to ministry and mission and uphold the foundation of a commitment to the traditional biblical Christianity in the context of the church in Africa. The benefits you will obtain from taking the degree:
- Apply learned skills of superior and forward-looking approaches to the practice of ministry and mission.
- Have an advanced knowledge of Biblical and theological studies.
- Understand the major events, developments, and intellectual features on global and African settings through the prism of the Bible.
- Articulate a theology of pastoral ministry within the context of pastoral practice.
- Provide dynamic pastoral ministry and leadership in the Christian community.
- Use appropriate tools to analyze the needs of churches and communities.
- Express in the practice of ministry and ministry of the Word an Adventist worldview and biblical perspective.
- Understand basic research methodology applicable to the field of pastoral leadership ministry.
- Acquire academic skills in research and writing
- Respect diversity and differences including religion, race, culture, and gender.
- The MA in Pastoral Theology is offered at a Chartered University
- The program is taught by highly-qualified international faculty who are experts in their field of academics and practice
- Students benefit from a variety of the on-campus and e-library resources
- This program enables practicing pastors to pursue a higher degree in the context of a learning community
- This program raises the level and effectiveness of the ministers at a time of rapid membership growth in numbers and sophistication
- This program helps identify excellent pastoral practitioners who are also outstanding students who could be encouraged to consider further studies to become professors of pastoral theology.
- Have a first degree in Theology/Religion from a recognized university plus 28 credits of General Education courses, with a minimum of 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 point scale) or its equivalent.
- Have a minimum of 4-full years of experience. Applicants with less years of field or professional experience may be admitted if they have a minimum of 3.0 grade point average or equivalent and fulfill other admission requirements.
- Must request their former universities and employing organizations to send recommendations directly to the AUA Office of Admissions.
Application form can be filled out on our website (aua.ac.ke).
- GSEM 606 Project/Thesis/Dissertation Research and Writing
- CHMN 639 Church Growth and the Equipping Pastor
- CHMN 634 Youth Ministry
- CHMN 630 Church Leadership and Administration
- CHMN 667 Health Ministry
- NTST 660 Gospels
- NTST/OTST 646 Studies in Biblical Exegesis
- OTST 565/665 Pentateuch
- THST 610 Revelation, Inspiration, and Hermeneutics
- THST 660 Issues in Adventist Theology
- CHPH 643 Christian Professional Ethics
- MSSN 660 Topics in Mission
In addition to the above-mentioned coursework, students write a project for the course GSEM 695 Pastoral Theology Project (6 credits). This research work has a theoretical framework and a practical application. The project is designed to help pastors in training to use research methods to solve problems in a chosen area of pastoral ministry. The written report is around 60-80 pages in length.
- Successfully complete a minimum of 42 credits
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on the 4.0 scale)
- Successfully complete and submit the project.
MA in PT Program Director