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with ACU’s online Master of Arts in Christian Ministry Student and Family Ministry Specialization

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Program Highlights

  • Complete your MA program in as little as 24 months—including a 12-hour residency.
  • Take four specialized courses: Youth and Family Ministry, Ministry with Children/Family, Engaging Adolescents in Christian Formation, and Church and Family Ministry.
  • Advance your knowledge about scripture, history, theology, ministerial practices, and more.
  • Explore your faith in an online learning community with professors and classmates.

Our Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program is designed for students who want to pursue specialized ministries. ACU’s MACM curriculum includes tools for biblical study; an introduction to Christian scripture, history, and theology; and classes in ministry-related skills. Choosing ACU’s Student and Family Ministry MACM specialization can provide more expansive and holistic ministerial approaches that you can use to inspire the rising generation.

"Find Your Calling, On Your Schedule"

The online programs offered through ACU’s Graduate School of Theology are designed to help individuals on a mission do more to bless the world—by taking classes from virtually anywhere in the world.

In this video, Dr. Mindi Thompson, Director of Distance Education for the GST, explains the aims and benefits of each program as exemplified by three alumni: Mark Willis (Master of Divinity), Curtis King (Master of Arts in Christian Ministry), and Jeremy Davis (Master of Arts in Global Service). Request Info


ACU’s Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada to award the following master’s and doctoral degrees: M.Div., M.A. in Christian Ministry, M.A., D.Min., and M.A. in Global Service. Contact the Commission on Accrediting at 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15275 or call 412-788-6505 for questions about the accreditation of ACU’s Graduate School of Theology.

Programs offered as ATS-approved exceptions to Degree Program Standard A, section A.3.l.3, and Standard B, section B.3.1.3.

Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Mobile Learning Innovation

Because you are immersed in a digitally connected world, ACU is committed to providing innovative technologies that can help you build rapport and develop meaningful relationships with instructors and your fellow students.

Our online learning platform allows you to communicate with professors from mobile devices and interact with classmates through group work, blogs, and discussion boards.

ACU’s online flexibility empowers you to balance work, family, church, and other personal commitments while earning your degree.

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