At Maranatha, we know the fields are everywhere, including restricted-access urban cultures. If you want to be as prepared as possible for this biblical challenge and mandate, consider our Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies. This program emphasizes the theology and practicality of missions topics like church planting and inner-city ministry, applied from a strong biblical and theological framework. Missions courses are taught by experienced missionaries and mission directors, and you’ll have opportunities to minister through an urban internship and through other fields through summer mission trips.
Do you desire to be a wise counselor? Are you in full-time ministry, or perhaps a different vocation, but want to be a more effective communicator of biblical counsel for those struggling with sin? If so, consider the Seminary’s Master of Biblical Counseling degree. The curriculum includes practical courses in topics such as crisis counseling and addictive behavior, while providing a solid foundation of biblical and theological courses from which to build practical applications.
MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES — URBAN
Discipleship in the City
History of Baptist Missions
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The entire program may be completed online or on campus.
This degree may be completed online by taking a blend of online classes in 8-week sessions with no required attendance or in live full-semester virtual classes.
MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERCULTUR AL STUDIES — URBAN
This program seeks to prepare students to do the following:
To articulate biblical and systematic theology with scrip tural support using a dispensational hermeneutical framework.
- To apply the basic principles of church planting.
- To evaluate the policies and practices of missionaries and mission agencies.
- To analyze cultures and worldviews, particularly in the student’s future or current place
To exercise biblical discernment in assessing current trends in inter cultural studies (whether global or urban). To demonstrate faithfulness in ministry at a baptistic, separatist church.
A minimum of 33 semester hours of approved credit must be completed for the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies. The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an approved institu tion must be held by the applicant. No more than 12 semester hours of graduate credit from another institution may be applied toward this degree.A maximum of two C grades will be credited toward graduation. Applicants may be required to make up d eficiencies without credit in any of the departments at the discretion of the Academic Senate. MASTER OF ARTS IN
— URBAN COURSES
The time we spent at Maranatha was one of the most valuable times of our lives. Not only did we receive excellent instruction and great resources, but our professors encouraged us to think through issues. We built friendships with many of our teachers and could reach out to any of them today, confident they would take time to respond. There’s a passion both for ministry and excellent theological training at Maranatha.
Chip Herbert, MDiv, 2013
Sara (Pill) Herbert, MA in Biblical Counseling, 2013
Seminary training at Maranatha empowered me to think biblically, write succinctly, speak persuasively, and live sincerely. In my experience, there is not better way to prepare for impacting the world through informed Great Commission living than attending Maranatha Baptist Seminary.
Jon Rehfeldt, MA in Biblical Studies, 2008, and Master of Divinity, 2011
The style of the MBS classes also made it simple to fit in schoolwork with other responsibilities of life. I never felt like my classes were controlling my time beyond what was reasonable. This was mainly a credit to the attitude of the professors, who were always willing to work with potential ministry conflicts.
Caleb Farmer, MA in Biblical Counseling, 2017