Master of Arts in Christian Formation
The MACF is a professional degree, educating and equipping students to lead formation ministries of the church. AMBS provides a context, a process, and tools for students to study and engage the ministries of personal and congregational formation. The program does not prepare them to serve as lead or solo pastors.
- Christian Spirituality
- Public Ministries (worship and teaching)
Graduates with an MACF will:
- Articulate or otherwise demonstrate knowledge of the biblical, historical, and theological disciplines that undergird their ministry of leadership.
- Reflect critically, contextually, and constructively on the theological content and practices of their specialized ministries.
- Demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information and resources effectively.
- Exercise competent leadership through designing, implementing, and assessing ministry experiences in their specialized ministries.
- Demonstrate skills for equipping, training, and empowering leaders for specialized ministries.
- Assess their own growth toward spiritual and personal maturity.
- Clarify and develop a ministerial identity.
The MACF is a 60-credit-hour degree involving study, participation in formation seminars and a supervised practicum.
Ministries of recent graduates
Congregational pastoral care, overseas mission work, spiritual direction, pastoral ministry as an associate pastor, manager of a hospital pastoral care department, congregational teaching and training, resource to congregations in faith formation.
Please see the AMBS Catalog, pages 26-29, for details about the Master of Arts in Christian Formation.