Dr. Carl Leth, Coordinator For more detailed information about each program, visit the School of Theology and Christian Ministry website. The M.A. in Pastoral Ministry is an on-campus program that combines practical ministry preparation with academic study of theology and the Bible to provide a comprehensive study sufficient for the practice of ministry as understood by the Church of the Nazarene. It is designed for students who have significant undergraduate preparation in religion/ministry. By combining focused undergraduate prerequisites with graduate coursework, the M.A. in Pastoral Ministry is able to cover a traditional M.Div. program of study. Program Format
More than most master's degree programs, the M.A. in Pastoral Ministry uses a wide assortment of course formats and teaching methods: intensive modules, half-semester courses, full-semester courses, lecturing, mentoring, internships, seminars, papers and projects. A modular course meets for one week, normally Monday through Friday, normally on Olivet's campus. Students must do appropriate non-campus study before that week and additional off-campus study after that week. To complete the work done before and after the module, students must Internet access. Students in the M.A. in Pastoral Ministry take a few modular courses during their first year, and they take all their courses as modules during their second year. This allows the second-year students to engage in their mentored youth ministry experience on a full-time basis and gives them the option to do that mentored experience at locations quite distant from Olivet's campus in Bourbonnais, Ill. The modular courses are offered in August, January and May. The program culminates in an integrated seminar during the final August of the second year, where the students present their projects and bring all the facets of their Olivet education in pastoral ministry into a coherent whole.
During the first year, the student takes 30 hours of course work. During the second year, the student takes only 18 hours, allowing the second year student to focus on the mentored experience in youth ministry. The total program is 48 hours. For more information regarding ONU’s School of Theology & Christian Ministry graduate degrees, please visit www.epworthpulpit.com. If you have further questions about any aspect of the M.A. in Pastoral Ministry, including planning during your undergraduate years, please contact the graduate religion office by phone at 815-928-5670 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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