MATM Curriculum

Master of Arts in Theology & Ministry (MATM)

Course of Study (42 hours)

Core (24 hours)
General (6 hours)

PTH 5300 – Research and Writing
PTH 5395 – The Minister’s Personal World

Theological (12 hours)

PTH 6312 – Theology of Church and Its Mission
CED 6314 – Education and Faith Development
PTH 6321 – Leadership: Theory and Practice
PTH 5322 – Christian Ethics: Theology and Practice

Bible or Greek (3 hours)

BIB 5311, BIB 5321, BIB 5331, BIB 5381, BIB 5341, BIB 5342, BIB 5351, BIB 5352, BIB 5361
BLA 5321, BLA 5351

Practical (3 hours)

PTH 6331 – The Church: Its Culture and Context

Communication (3 hours)

CED 6311 – Teaching in Context
PTH 5312 – Christian Proclamation

Mentorship (6 hours)

PTH 6261 – Christian Care and Counseling
PTH 6262 – Family Ministries
PTH 6263 – Church Leadership and Administration
PTH 6264 – Preaching
PTH 6265 – Teaching
PTH 6266 - Leading a Missional Church
PTH 6267 - Community Ministries
PTH 6268 - Christian Higher Education
PTH 6269 - Selected Experiences in Christian Ministry
*Mentorships available every semester; each is worth two hours.

Electives (9 hours)

PTH 5304 – Special Topics in Theology
PTH 5370 – Church and Personal Financial Management
YMN 6335 – Counseling Youth and Their Families
PTH 6340 – Global Theologies
PTH 5311 – Baptist Identity**
PTH 5331 – History of Christianity**

**Baptist Students who receive Ministerial Financial Aid from the BGCT and who have not taken a substantial undergraduate course emphasizing Baptist distinctives and polity must take PTH 5311. In addition students who receive Ministerial Financial Aid from the BGCT and who have not taken a substantial undergraduate course in church history must take PTH 5331.