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Master of Arts, Missional Theology

MA Missional Theology students are those who desire to study the Word of God and want to enhance their awareness of how they are a part of the mission of God in bringing righteousness, justice, and peace to the world.

MAMT students unpack how the character of God is progressively revealed in the biblical story that eventually presents us the good news of the Gospel. They examine how a holy God pursues relationship with unholy creatures, to reconcile fellowship, transform the ungodly, restore the broken and disfigured, and see that this is the mission to which He calls us, as well.

Everything about God has to be understood within the context of that unfolding drama.

Our entire curriculum is used to train in missional leadership, understand God's word from a Christotelic perspective, and instruct in a way that encourages students to go and be the message of God to a hurting culture. Our approach to theology is practical and will equip you for real life ministry.

Who is the MA Missional Theology for?

Anyone who wants to study the Word of God is welcome. Students will grow in their knowledge of the Bible and its missional perspective and in their ability to humbly interpret and apply it in light of history, culture, and genre. The MA Missional Theology was created to assist missional Christians who desire to enhance their awareness of how they are a part of the mission of God to bring righteousness, justice, and peace to those they serve.

"Learning theology from a book is great. Doing it is life-changing. BTS is committed to provide the opportunity to stretch a person's faith under the guidance of instructors who really care."

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Why a Master of Arts from BTS?

The MA Missional Theology program will enable students to understand the mission of God in the world and their place in it. The program is designed to provide graduate theological study for men and women desiring to strengthen their spiritual basis for life and work whether in a secular career ministry or in a church ministry.

Through this program students are prepared to be missionally engaged in a post-modern context in a variety of ministry settings.

This 48-credit MA rigorously engages students in the theological and cultural ideas of our day, from a biblically missional perspective. Students will learn the key persons, ideas, and movements in the history of theology and the Christian tradition, along with their significance today.

Available Tracks and Curriculum within the MA Missional Theology Program

Core Courses - 15 Credits

Reading the OT Missionally
Reading the NT Missionally
Formation and Mission

Missional Theology Course - 24 Credits

Theology 1, 2, and 3
World Christian History 1, 2, and 3
Christianity and World Religions

Specialization Electives - 9 Credits

Please be aware that these elective courses vary from year to year. Please see our current term schedules for the classes being offered this year.

Notes regarding the program:

Students must take Formation and Mission within the first year (and preferably within the first nine credits). Students must pass the Bible Knowledge exam to qualify for graduation. Students who select the MA Missional Theology program may choose most of BTS's offerings as electives.

Total Required Credits - 48


Whether you are looking for more information regarding a program, scheduling a visit, starting the application process, or just wanting to talk to someone about your dreams, our admissions department is always available to assist you and answer any question that you might have.

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We are an evangelical seminary with locations in suburban and urban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our focus on missional theology and missional training will help prepare you for ministry no matter where you serve.

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