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Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

The Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry is offered in an online format and is designed to provide pastors and church leaders with a Wesleyan-Holiness approach to pastoral ministry. Particular attention is given to preparing pastors and church leaders to integrate theological study with the practice of ministry in congregations and the world. The degree is also designed to complete all required educational competencies for ordination as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. To maximize contextualization, students in this program participate in a ministry mentoring relationship in their own ministry settings. Ministry mentors receive a small stipend for the support offered. Students in this program complete twelve three-credit courses, plus two two-credit supervised ministry courses that must be completed near the end of the student's program, scheduled in consultation with the program coordinator.