MASTER DEGREES

CAREY’S VISION IS TO EMPOWER FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN LEADERS FOR EVERY GENERATION, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY.

CAREY believes that our educational mission is to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to live more intentionally, thoughtfully and faithfully in the church and the world. Our goal is to help our student engage their culture and circles as thoughtful Christians, to be lifelong learners and to be effective workers in their local churches and communities.

 
MASTER DEGREES

MASTER
OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

EMPOWERING FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN LEADERS for every generation, culture, and community.

If you are interested in exploring more fully a deepening life with God and at the same time increasing your capacity to lead others in spiritual formation, this unique program has a lot to offer you.  The MA in Spiritual Formation program is built around two signature courses (The Inward Journey and the Outward Journey) which have proven to be very formative in student’s lives. This program prepares students to offer leadership in the area of spiritual formation which may include congregational formation ministries, spiritual direction, the public work of the church and retreat ministries.  The creative combination of online and face to face courses allows you to explore Spiritual Formation wherever you might live.

The MASF program reflects Carey Theological College’s deep commitment to the well-being of all of God’s people and His church and we would welcome walking with you for your benefit and the strengthening of others.    


 

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT


 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

DR. CLEMENT TONG


Academic Qualifications

A RECOGNIZED BACHELOR’S DEGREE FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION WITH A MINIMUM OF A B AVERAGE IN UNDERGRAD STUDIES

Suitable Candidates

TYPICAL STUDENTS ARE CHRISTIAN LEADERS DESIRING FURTHER THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION THAT IS CONTEXTUALIZED TO THEIR SPECIFIC MINISTRY SETTING.

TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM TUITION

$9768
PER CREDIT

PART-TIME STUDY DURATION

4
YEARS
 

MACM Streams of Specialization


 

1

Preaching

The goal of this specialization is to further equip and empower preachers to preach the good news with greater insight into the task of preaching and with greater understanding of the news preachers preach.

2

SPIRITUAL FORMATION (THROUGH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE CSF)

The Centre for Spiritual Formation (CSF) exists to cultivate a deeper, more intimate relationship with Christ within the lives of its participants. The program provides a variety of learning experiences that involves instruction and reflection, thoughtful practice and spiritual companionship, service and prayer.

3

BIBLE STUDY AND TEACHING

The Bible Study and Teaching specialization is designed to help Christian leaders and pastors to go deeper in their understanding of God’s word and equip them with the tools to teach the Bible to others.

4

NORTH AMERICAN CHINESE CHURCH MINISTRIES (NACCM)

The North American Chinese Church Ministries (NACCM) specialization is designed to provide contextualized training for leadership in trilingual (Mandarin, Cantonese and English) and bicultural (Chinese and Western) North American Chinese Church communities, helping students to learn, reflect, dialogue, and integrate the universal Christian tradition within the North American Chinese church context, in order to take up roles as second and third- generation leaders and to meet the particular challenges and opportunities in the modern Chinese church.

5

CAMPUS/COLLEGE STUDENT MINISTRIES

Through partnership with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Carey has developed a Diploma program in Campus/College Student Ministries, providing training and resources to enrich ministry in a campus environment or among young adults in the local church. Courses in this area may be taken as electives in Carey’s Masters Programs to form a specialization in Campus and/or College Student Ministries.

 

PROGRAM FEATURES


Through this program students will be able to:

Develop capacity for critical and constructive theological reflection on vocation and ministry in their specific contexts

Construct meaningful applications of their Christian faith in their daily living and vocation

Acquire necessary skill sets for practicing missional living in the context of their vocational call

Express growth in personal, relational, and spiritual maturity.

The curriculum incorporates the opportunity to specialize in an area such as interdisciplinary theology, Chinese church ministry, and missional communities.

The MACM program is embedded into the life of the church and is best suited to students who are able to regularly act and reflect in the context of a ministry setting. It is normally only offered to those who will be in active ministry roles for the duration of the program.

 
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PROFESSIONAL

Your professional development matters as you study. Our faculty take special care in designing high quality courses which strengthen your professional skills as part of the learning process.

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GLOBAL

Through our innovative course design, you will be able to engage with other MACM students from all over the world, as well as with our faculty and peers, to gain unique perspectives as you complete your coursework.

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COLLABORATIVE

We encourage collaborative learning with other Christian leaders who will challenge you to a greater level of excellence while fostering lifelong friendships in ministry.

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MINISTRY-BASED

We believe that you'll learn best when grounded within the context of a ministry setting. Not only will you personally benefit but your co-workers, family and friends will also share in the fruit of applying your MACM studies in the real world.

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CUSTOMIZED

Our growing roster of excellent adjunct faculty bring world-class experience to your studies. Through customizable program streams, you will be able to create meaningful learning opportunities with the support of engaged supervisors.

“Carey has constantly exceeded my expectations with the quality of courses, professors and flexibility of the programs.”

David Ohori, First Baptist Church Prince George

 
 

“In Carey school you will find your life with Chris so close. The campus and friend around you are so deep in there faith.”

Gibril Koroma, Winnipeg campus

 

MACM COURSE REQUIREMENTS
(TOTAL: 48 CREDITS)


 
 

FOUNDATION COURSES (15 CREDITS)

MLOS - Graduate Studies Orientation (Mandatory) - 0 CREDIT
COR500 - Interdisciplinary Cornerstone Module - 12 CREDITS
BIBL510 - Bible Foundation - 3 CREDITS

 
 

DIRECTION COURSES (12 CREDITS)

INDS610 - Faith & Life: Church - 3 CREDITS
INDS620 - Faith & Life: Work - 3 CREDITS
INDS630 - Faith & Life: Family - 3 CREDITS
INDS640 - Faith & Life: Society - 3 CREDITS

 
 

FOCUS COURSES (12 CREDITS)

12 Credits in Total - Choose one from each category;
Proclamation
Evangelism & Mission
Pastoral Care
Leadership & Administration
 
 

SPECIALIZATION COURSES (12 CREDITS)

12 Credits in Total - Choose any available specialization or elective course up to a total of 12 credits
 
 

POSSIBLE SPECIALIZATION COURSES: PROCLAMATION SPECIALZATION

APPL511 - Introduction to Preaching
APPL512 - Worship: Theology & Praxis
APPL619 - Advanced Preaching
APPL650 - Preaching to Promote Ministry
APPL651 - Advanced Preaching Practicum: Romans
APPL656 - Why Preaching Transforms Life
APPL685 - Reimagining the Educational Mission of Christian Education in the Church
BIBL501 - Introduction to Old Testament
BIBL501CM - Old Testament Survey (國)
BIBL502 - New Testament Survey
BIBL503 - Reading & Speaking the Text
BIBL503CM - Reading the Bible in Contexts (國)
BIBL503CP - Reading the Bible in Contexts (Español)
BIBL504CM - Biblical Interpretation (國)
BIBL512 - New Testament I: Jesus & the Gospels
BIBL513 - New Testament II: Acts-Revelation
BIBL513CM - Intro to New Testament II (國)
BIBL611 - The Wisdom of I Corinthians: Confronting
BIBL612 - Hebrews
BIBL620CM - Reading and Teaching Romans (國)
BIBL623CM - Gospel of John - Upper Room Discourse (國)
BIBL630CM - Daniel & the Apocalypse (粵,國)
BIBL640CM - Reading and Teaching Song of Songs CM (國)
BIBL645 - Reading the Hebrew Prophets
BIBL690 - Power Encounters in Luke/Acts

 
 

EVANGELISM & MISSIONS

APPL652 - Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time
MISS535 - God's Mission for God's People
MISS540 - Advocacy and Proclamation
NACC635 - Rethinking the Mission of the North American Church
NACC670 - Reading the Contexts of Chinese Churches
 
 

PASTORAL CARE

APPL574 - Introduction to Pastoral Care
APPL577 - Pastoral Counseling
APPL635 Professional Ethics & Spiritual Care
FORM500 Character & Call I
FORM501 Character & Call II
SPIR500 Spiritual Formation I
SPIR501 Spiritual Formation II
SPIR588 Introduction to Spiritual Direction
SPIR593 Spiritual Formation of Children and Families
 
 

LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION

APPL584 - Leadership in Faith-Based Contexts
APPL623 - Conflicted Church, Conflicted Leaders
APPL628 - Missional Leadership
APPL660 - The Life of the Preacher
APPL690 - Supervised Ministry (6 credits)
NACC680 - Leadership Issues in the North American Chinese Church
SPIR690 - Leading Spiritual Formation Ministries

 
 

SYNTHESIS COURSES (9 CREDITS)

CAPS600 - Practicum, Capstone Project & Mentorship
 
 

NON-CREDIT REQUIREMENT

Orientation, Retreat, Small Groups, Spiritual Disciplines, Cultural Immersion
 

 

SUGGESTED STUDY PLAN
(48 Credits)

 
 
FALLWINTERSPRINGSUMMER
YEAR 1Cornerstone Module (12)Bible GS
F&L ChurchF&L #1Elective #1Elective #2
YEAR 2F&L #2F&L #3Elective #3Elective #4
Capstone, Practicum, Mentorship (9) + Elective #5

Note: We encourage you to carefully review our most up to date Academic Catalogue for further information. In cases where the the Academic Catalogue conflicts with any other information presented, including Carey’s website, printed material, staff and faculty communication (whether written or oral) etc., the Academic Catalogue valid at that time shall be deemed correct.
 
 

MACM ADMISSION PROCESS


 
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1.CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY


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2.Submit an Application


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3.Approval Process


 
For more detailed information, please refer to the Academic Catalogue
 
 

DMIN ADMISSION PROCESS


 

1.CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY


2.Submit an Application


3.Approval Process


UPCOMING COURSE
SPRING 2018