Master of Arts in Christian Formation and Discipleship Degree

The Master of Arts in Christian Formation and Discipleship (MACFD) degree provides resources in faithful spiritual formation and discipleship for those entering ministry, as well as specialized study for practitioners seeking to expand their abilities in educational ministry.

As a research component in practical theology, the program integrates specialized study with theological reflection. As a professional degree leading to ministry practice, the program provides both foundational ministry education (in conjunction with the MACFD Diploma for Diaconal Ministry) with specialized age-level or family based ministry.

Dr. Dean Blevins, Director of the MACFD program, shares an overview of the Master of Arts in Christian Formation and Disciplship.

MACFD Course of Study (45 Credit Hours)

  • 15 hrs of General Core
  • 15 hrs of Christian Formation & Discipleship
  • 15 hrs of Electives

MACFD Ordination Option Course of Study (51 Credit Hours)

  • 19 hrs of Christian Formation & Discipleship
  • 30 hrs of Diploma in Diaconal Ministry
  • 2 hrs of Field Education