The program consists of a core curriculum of 18 hours, plus 14 hours of approved electives. The M.A.Min courses are offered during the regular fall and spring semesters as well as during one- or two-week modular classes in the summers (usually late May-June) and winters (usually January). A modular course often includes reading assignments to be completed before the class meets. It is possible to complete the program in two years.
Program Learning Outcomes
According to the New Testament, pastoral leadership is the responsibility of men. Female applicants may be admitted into the IBCS M.A.Min. program. Admittance, however, is with the understanding that IBCS does not train women for or place women into pastoral ministry. Therefore, those admitted will be required to select 4 credits of general electives in place of PR 671 and PR 672.
Upon completion of the M.A.Min., the successful student will:
- Recognize and articulate theological values according to a thoroughly Biblical and historically Baptistic position.
- Communicate Biblical truth clearly and effectively, whether in print or in speech.
- Develop relevant answers to current ministry problems and issues.
- Serve and lead in the local church with administrative, relational, and spiritual adeptness.