The Master of Arts degree in Ministry Practice at Northeastern Seminary makes your personal calling the core of your education through a customized seminary program. From particular denominational requirements to being called to a unique corner of Christian ministry, there are numerous reasons for building your own seminary experience.
Make your personal calling the core of your education through a customized seminary program.
Ministry Practice, M.A. Degree
Here I am. Send me!
126 Fully Online
30 Denominations Represented
To equip students to practice ministry that is wisely and faithfully responsive to the constantly changing contexts of our culture and world
Faithful Teacher | Interpreter | Communicator
For Anna Santana, delving into the Scriptures opened her eyes to the calling God had placed on her life to be a teacher. Anna's preparation at Northeastern Seminary allowed her to develop her talent for connecting with others to faithfully interpret and communicate God's word.
Want more information on this program?
Customize Your Seminary Degree
Ministry Practice- Featured Courses
Our Master’s in Ministry Practice facilitates a custom course of study to meet the demands of your ministry context. The open-ended course structure requires 18 credits of any Ministry Frameworks courses offered at the Seminary, 18 credits of any Ministry Practice courses, a Contextual Ministry Course, and an Integrative Capstone course.
This course explores the theology and practice of the Church’s ministry of evangelism and discipleship as both personal and corporate practices.
Theology of the City
This course will develop a biblical theology for urban mission that will serve as a foundation for pastors and church leaders seeking to understand the city and will guide them in constructing and implementing effective urban ministry strategies.
Women in Leadership: Historical & Biblical Perspective
This course explores the lives and roles of women throughout church history. It examines the historical and social contexts of various women leaders identified as having an impact on theology, biblical interpretation, cultural influence, and social justice.
Who is this degree for?
There is a close relationship between faith and reason, for one cannot function without the other. Reason builds its arguments on first principles which cannot be proven, but are accepted by faith. For the truly wise, faith is the first principle, the starting point, on which reason is to build.
Ministry Practice Student
I was motivated to start seminary because I wanted to continue to grow in my competency as a minister of the Gospel and I wanted to do that in a local community. Since Northeastern is located in Rochester, it was a perfect fit. I've already been encouraged to keep my love for Jesus as my main motivation for ministry while in my classes here. God is calling me to keep following Him whether that is in continued ministry with college students or the opportunity to serve elsewhere. No matter what He asks me to do, I want to have open hands and be prepared.