MA/ML Curriculum Change Conversion Chart

Use the following chart to detemine how your current courses map to the new curriculum requirements.

Spiritual & Personal Formation

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
MFM500 Discovering/Developing Ministry Potential 2 MF501 Introduction Theol Study & Ministry Formation 2
  • Students who completed MFM500 are done
  • Students who have not completed MFM500 will take MF501
SFS501 Learning to Love God/Others 2 CS501 Loving God/Others 2
SFS502 Prayer & Spiritual Disciplines 2 CS502 Prayer/Spiritual Disciplines 2
SFS504 Ethical Maturity 2 ML506 Ministerial Ethics 2
  • Students who completed SFS504 are done

Biblical Interpretation

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
DBS506 Learning to interpret Scripture 4 BT501 Hermeneutics 2
BT502 Understanding Biblical Theology 2
  • Students who completed DBS506 are done
  • Students who have completed DBS506X take either BT501 (2 crs) or BT502 (2crs)
BLS501 Genesis – Song Solomon 4 BL501 Genesis – Song Solomon 4
BLS502 Prophets – Gospels 4 BL502 Prophets – Gospels 4
BLS503 Acts – Revelation 4 BL503 Acts – Revelation 4

Theology

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
THS501 Theology I 4 TH501 Theology I 4
THS502 Theology II 4 TH502 Theology II 4
THS503 Theology III 2 TH503 Theology III 4
Students complete at least 12 credits and cover content as follows:
  • Students who completed THS501-THS502-THS503 complete 2 credits of CBTS elective (TH, BL, BT, CH, NT, or OT)
  • Students who completed THS501 take TH502 (4crs) & TH503 (4crs) and review the Angelology materials online
  • Students who completed THS502 take TH501 (4crs) & TH503 (4crs) and review the Christology materials online
  • Students who completed THS503 take TH501 (4crs) & TH502 (4crs) and review the Soteriology materials online and complete 2 credits of CBTS elective
  • Students who completed THS501 & THS502 take TH503 (4crs)
  • Students who completed THS502 & THS503 take TH501 (4crs) and review the Angelology materials online and complete 2 credits of open electives.
  • Students who completed THS501 & THS503 take TH502 (4crs) and review the Christology and Soteriology online materials and complete 2 credits of CBTS elective.
THS508 integration Theol/Ministry 2 TH504 integration Theol/Ministry 2
  • Students who completed THS508 are done

Ministry Studies

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
DMS501 Theol of Ministry 2 ML501 Theol/Pract of Ministry 2
DMS506 Developing Godly Leadership 2 ML502 Developing Godly Leadership 2
EMS505 Growing Disciples 2 no equivalent course requirement
PTS504 Redemptive Influence 2 no equivalent course requirement
PTS505 Leadership in Ministry 2 no equivalent course requirement
  • Students who have completed four credits of DMS501, DMS506, EMS505, PTS504, or PTS505 are not required to do additional credits. If students have completed two credits, they will complete either ML501 or ML502 with advisor approval.

Mentored Ministry

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
MFM501-504 Mentored Ministry 4 MF531-532 Ministry Leadership
MF533-534 Ministry Leadership
  • Students who have completed two semesters of MFM501-502 may continue in MF533-534 and benefit from the intentional ministry leadership formation.
  • Students who have not completed MFM501-502 will complete at least two semesters of MF531-532 (P/NP graded, $250 lab fee) and candidacy requirements.

Electives or Specialization Track

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
Open Track 8 Open electives 8
Or Ministry Specialization 8 Or Ministry Specialization 8
Open electives 2 Open electives 2

Total credits

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
60 credits (minimum) required 52 credits (minimum) required