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Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL)

Mission Statement

The mission of Master of Arts degree program is to train men and women, who are called to a ministerial vocation, in the fundamental skills, knowledge, and practice of Christian leadership and pastoral ministry, in order to prepare them for service in the various professional capacities of leadership and pastoral ministry as well as teaching and research through a curriculum structured to provide a well-balanced training in both the theory and practice of leadership and pastoral ministry. The thesis based M.A programs requires a thesis which gives the student opportunity to combine the knowledge and skill components of education through a research project that has bearing on the student’s present and future ministry. This thesis paper should reflect his or her theology of ministry. This includes a helpful analysis of the institution where ministry was done, an integration of theology and praxis in a ministry setting and a realistic projection of goals for one’s future ministry. It is expected that the paper will reflect the ability to discuss and investigate the major themes of theology at the local and practical levels of ministry. A non-theses M.A. program is also available which require an additional 12 units of course work.

Program Objectives

  • Prepare students to increase competence and understanding in the Word of God and develop skills and ability to use basic methods of biblical interpretation and exegetical tools.
  • Provide a basic knowledge of theology, Christian doctrines, church history and history of Pentecostal and charismatic churches
  • Promote research and critical thinking skills needed to produce an academic thesis and enable students to write on a selected topic from a unified biblical, historical and systematic theological perspective.
  • Provide basic knowledge and skill in sermon preparation and the ability to effectively communicate Christian message in diverse contexts.
  • Integrate theological reflection and practice through internship opportunities.

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Concentration Areas
Biblical/Theological and Historical Studies

Mission Statement
The mission of Master of Divinity degree program is to train men and women, who are seeking a ministry career, already in ministry, who are bi-vocational, or who are contemplating a shift from a secular to a Christian vocation, in the fundamental skills, knowledge and practices of pastoral ministry through a six semester 89 credit hour program structured around an internship and the three curricula areas of the seminary: biblical studies, theological-historical studies and ministerial studies, in-order to prepare them to be senior pastors/associate pastor of churches or leadership positions in Christian NGO?s, para-church and mission organizations. The program promotes a commitment to competence in ministry leadership. Also, it promotes an understanding of the theological and historical heritage of Christian faith as the wellspring of the doctrine and practices of particular denominational traditions.

Program objectives

  • Provide sufficient knowledge of the theological content of Scripture with an application to selected contemporary situations.
  • Provide basic knowledge and skill in biblical languages, use of critical exegetical tools and the writing of exegetical and theological papers.
  • Provide a basic knowledge of theology, Christian doctrines, doctrine of the person and work of the holy Spirit, church history and history of Pentecostal and charismatic churches
  • Promote research and critical thinking skills needed to produce an academic thesis and enable students to write on a selected topic from a unified biblical, historical and systematic theological perspective.
  • Equip candidates with the biblical, theological and ethical understanding necessary to analyze and discuss contemporary social issues affecting the Church and society.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program will equip you with an academically and professionally advanced degree to take leadership roles in the social work arena. The executive leadership and management component will provide you with the skills needed for career mobility in both the local and international social work stage.

Through an innovative integrated training model, graduates will obtain the knowledge and experience to facilitate social transformation to children, youth, families, and communities as advocates of the discriminated, displaced, marginalized, and impoverished people globally.

Open to both BSW and non-BSW degree holders, this Masters program will prepare you for career placement and career advancement as a licensed professional social worker.

“ASCM’s integrative method incorporates 1,088 hours of Supervised Field Instruction throughout the entire program giving you the advantage of combining classroom theory with hands on practical experience from start to finish.”

Dr. Zonia Tappeiner, MSW Program Director
- PHD in Social Work (University of Southern California)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (California, USA)

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • English Proficiency Exam (EPE)
  • Completion of required application forms.
  • Admissions Committee interview.
  • Non-BSW degree holders are required to take nine (9) units of prerequisites offered each summer prior to starting the MSW program:
    • Human Behavior and Social Change (3 units)
    • The Social Work Profession (3 units)
    • Supervised Field Instruction (3 units)

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