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Master of Applied Theology (MAT)

The Master of Applied Theology (MAT) is designed for those who want to understand and employ biblical, theological, and practical knowledge in urgent ministry areas. Those who complete the MAT will be equipped for specialized Christian leadership in churches or para-church ministries. All credits from the MAT can be applied toward the MDiv Standard, the corresponding MDiv emphasis, or select other master’s degrees.

Degree Objectives:

  1. Interpret Christian Scripture with hermeneutical and exegetical excellence 
  2. Confess Christian doctrine with biblical, theological, and historical awareness
  3. Employ practical skills in an area of applied theology for the Church

Curriculum: 30-Credit Core plus 15 credits emphasis courses

MAT Core Course List (30 HRS)

  • BS 2400 Intro to Hermeneutics
  • BS 2210 Old Testament Survey I
  • BS 2211 Old Testament Survey II
  • BS 2310 New Testament Survey I
  • BS 2311 New Testament Survey II
  • HT 3200 Theology I
  • HT 3201 Theology II
  • HT 3400 Christian Ethics

Choose One:

  • MN 5060 Evangelism and Discipleship
  • MN 5015 Spiritual Disciplines and Evangelism Practicum

Choose One:

  • HT 3232 Survey of Historical Theology
  • HT 3110 Baptist History

Emphases

MAT, Standard

  • MN 5060 Evangelism and Discipleship
  • MS 7011 Missiology
  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum
  • MN 5015 Spiritual Disciplines and Evangelism Practicum
  • MN 5409 Christian Leadership Practicum
  • MN 5490 Ministry Stewardship Practicum

Students in the MAT Standard degree must take both MN 5060 and MN 5015 that are listed as “Choose One” in the Core above.
 

MAT, Preaching*

  • HT 3230 Biblical Theology
  • HT 3203 Tradition and Scripture
  • MN 5161 Expository Preaching I:  Sermon Prep Practicum
  • MN 5162 Expository Preaching II: Sermon Delivery Practicum

Choose one: 

  • HT 3300 Introduction to Apologetics or
  • MN 5430 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry

*Male student only

 

MAT, Missions

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  • MS 7011 Missiology
  • MS 7016 World Religions
  • MS 7207 Missionary Anthropology Practicum
  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum
  • MN 5490 Ministry Stewardship Practicum

 

MAT, Discipleship

The Master of Applied Theology (MAT) degree, Discipleship emphasis, prepares men and women to mobilize people to follow God’s call on their lives to use their God-given spiritual gifts and abilities as they pursue their passions in His name.

  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum
  • CE 8411 Age Group Ministry
  • CE 8110 Principles of Teaching I
  • CE 8111 Principles of Teaching II

Choose one: 

  • MN 5468 Leadership Practicum
  • CM 9100 Biblical Foundations of Worship
  • BC 5510 Biblical Counseling in the Local Church

 

MAT, Christian Education

  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum
  • CE 8110 Principles of Teaching I
  • CE 8111 Principles of Teaching II
  • CE 8134 Issues in Christian Education

Choose one: 

  • CE 8345 Biblical Leadership and Administration for The Church
  • MN 5468 Leadership Practicum

 

MAT, Pastoral Ministry*

  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum
  • MN 5430 Intro to Pastoral Ministry
  • MN 5161 Expository Preaching I: Sermon Preparation Practicum
  • MN 5162 Expository Preaching II: Sermon Delivery Practicum
  • CE 8345 Biblical Leadership and Administration for The Church

*Male students only

 

MAT, Ministry Leadership

  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum
  • MN 5409 Christian Leadership Practicum
  • MN 5490 Ministry Stewardship Practicum
  • MN 5468 Leadership Practicum
  • CE 8345 Biblical Leadership and Administration for The Church

 

MAT, Student Ministry

  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum
  • CE 8411 Age Group Ministry
  • MN 5161 Expository Preaching I: Sermon Preparation Practicum*
  • MN 5162 Expository Preaching II: Sermon Delivery Practicum*
  • CE 8485 Youth Ministry Practicum

*Female students take CE 8110 Principles of Teaching I in lieu of MN 5161 Expository Preaching I and CE 8111 in lieu of MN 5162 Expository Preaching II

 

MAT, Worship Ministries

  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum.
  • CM 9100 Biblical Foundations of Worship
  • CM 9205 Survey of Christian Worship and Congregational Song
  • CM 9403 Corporate Worship Leadership
  • CM 9401 Worship Ministry Administration

 

MAT, Biblical Counseling

  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum
  • BC 5110 Biblical Counseling in the Local Church
  • BC 5501 Biblical Counseling and Psychological Theories
  • BC 5522 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • BC 5513 Biblical Counseling and Emotional Issues

 

MAT, Ministry to Women*

The Master of Applied Theology (MAT) degree, Ministry to Women emphasis, provides the theological and practical foundations for women seeking to follow God’s call on their lives using their God-given spiritual gifts and abilities in and through the church.

  • MN 5901 Biblical Theology of Womanhood
  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum
  • CE 8110 Principles of Teaching I
  • CE 8111 Principles of Teaching II
  • MN 5910 Women’s Ministry Practicum

*Female students only

MAT, Church Planting

  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum
  • MN 5490 Ministry Stewardship Practicum
  • MS 7660 Church Planting Leadership Practicum
  • MS 7664 Outreach Strategies & Methods Practicum

Choose one: 

  • CE 8345 Biblical Leadership and Administration for The Church
  • MN 5468 Leadership Practicum

 

MAT, Church Revitalization

  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum
  • MN 5490 Ministry Stewardship Practicum
  • MS 7030 Biblical Foundations for Church Renewal Practicum
  • MS 7032 Church Renewal Practicum

Choose one: 

  • CE 8345 Biblical Leadership and Administration for The Church
  • MN 5468 Leadership Practicum