Master of Arts - Christian Studies

Overview

The Master of Arts - Christian Studies prepares you with a foundational education in biblical studies, theology and personal ministry formation. You will deepen your understanding of the gospel and how it can be lived out in all areas of life - at home, at work, in your community and church - to effectively serve where God has called you and confidently disciple others in their Christian faith. You can also focus your degree in one of a number of areas of study, including Apologetics, Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, Church Ministries and more.

*The Master of Arts - Christian Studies contains 54 credit hours and can be done in two years of full time study, or over several years of part-time study.



Online, Live-Stream and Flexible Seminary Study Options

At ACTS Seminaries, we make your ministry education more accessible by offering a number of online, live-stream, modular and other flexible study options. Talk to us today to discover course options available to you.



Course Outline

Research & Writing
RES 502 - Research Strategies
MCS 810 - Graduating Project


Biblical Studies
BIB 500 - Introduction to Biblical Studies
BIB 505 - Biblical Hermeneutics
BOT ___ - Old Testament Elective
BNT ___ - New Testament Elective


Theological Studies
THS 540 - Introduction to Theology
THS 571 - Believers' Church Theology
THS ___ - Theology Elective


History & Culture Studies
THS 680 - Christianity and Culture
HIS ___ - Denominational History and Theology


Leadership Formation
CLD 510 - Foundations of Christian Leadership
CLD ___ - Leadership Elective


Electives
6 Elective Courses (can be taken in any area)


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Areas of Study

Apologetics
Apologetics establishes a rational reasoned defense of the Christian faith, as well as engaging current social issues and the truth claims of other faiths.

Biblical Studies
Biblical Studies will provide you with a strong foundation for ministry and personal faith by refining your knowledge of the Scriptures.

Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care is the provision of spiritual care through varied forms of caring ministry to people beyond the walls of the church.

Church History
Church history examines what Christians at different times and in different places around the world believed about God, the Gospel and the Christian life, so that we can live in faithful obedience to the gospel today.

Church Ministries
Church Ministries helps develop your understanding of the educational ministry of the church along with the practical skills required for effective leadership of educational ministries to children, youth and adults.

Leadership
Effective leadership requires wisdom, knowledge and humility to lead wherever God has called, whether in full-time church ministry or leadership in the marketplace and community.

Septuagint Studies
The Septuagint is the earliest Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible and the first major work of religious translation in history. It provides unique insight into the world in which Jesus lived and in which the early church grew.

Theological Studies
Theology is what Christians believe about God, salvation and the nature of reality, which makes every Christian a theologian. By engaging with current and historical theological issues, you will see more clearly how your beliefs impact both your day-to-day life and the major social and cultural issues in the world today.

ACTS Seminaries welcomes applicants who confess faith in Jesus, are members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic and spiritual growth within the ACTS Seminaries community. A bachelor degree from an accredited university or college is the standard academic prerequisite.


Step 1 - choose your degree program
Step 2 - fill out the online application form
Step 3 - submit your references and transcripts


The seminaries that constitute the Associated Canadian Theological Schools admit qualified women and men of any race, nationality or ethnic origin. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. ACTS may consider applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, provided they can demonstrate the ability to succeed at the graduate level.

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