MAR Leadership Studies: Pastoral Leadership

MAR Leadership Studies: Pastoral Leadership Specialization: 54 hours

(Please also note the description and outcomes of the MAR degrees on the “Degree Description: MAR” page)

Prerequisite Degree Requirements: baccalaureate degree.

Students with extensive undergraduate work in theology or ministry programs may be eligible to shorten the duration of their 54 hour MAR degree by as many as 18 hours, thereby allowing degree completion with as few as 36 total credit hours.

Biblical Studies (15 hours)
With Biblical Language
BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3 hrs)
BSEG 510 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 hrs)
BSGK 510–11 New Testament Greek 1&2 (6 hrs)
OR
BSHB 510–11 Biblical Hebrew 1&2 (6 hrs)
BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, BSGK, BSHB Elective in Biblical Studies (3 hrs)

Without Biblical Language (15 hours)
BSNT 510 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3 hrs)
BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 hrs)
BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, BSGK, BSHB Elective in Biblical Studies (9 hrs)

Church History (3 hours)
HIST 530 History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs)
Students who have previously taken this course, may substitute it with HIST 560 Early Church History or HIST 570 The Protestant Reformation.

Theological Studies (6 hours)
DOCT 500 Basic Theology (3 hrs)
DOCT 560 Doctrine of Grace (3 hrs)

Leadership Studies (27 hours)
PMIN 501 Introduction to Vocational Ministry (3 hrs)
Students who have previously taken an equivalent course, may substitute it with another course in the same field.
PMIN 502 Spiritual Formation (3 hrs)
PMIN 520 Fundamentals of Biblical Communication (3 hrs)
PMIN 540 Leadership & Management for Ministry (3 hrs)
PMIN 652 Seminar in Leadership (3 hrs)
PMIN Electives in Pastoral Leadership (12 hrs)—please note, 3 hours may be in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, or Church History

Research Component (3 hours)
Research requirements may be met in one of three ways:
(1)Thesis: Petition the Department Chair to write a thesis based on research for three hours of credit. The student must follow the deadlines and procedures outlined in the “Thesis” form, which is available from the Seminary receptionist. (3 hrs)
(2) Field Research: Petition the department chair to complete a field research project. (3 hrs)
(3) CERP: Designate three credit hours of coursework in the field of concentration as a CERP course and write an extensive research paper. The student must follow the deadlines and procedures outlined in the CERP form, which is available from the Seminary receptionist. (3 hrs)