Posted by: Luther Rice College & Seminary | January 20, 2015

LUTHER RICE UNIVERSITY AND SEMINARY ANNOUNCES DEGREE PROGRAM EXPANSION

Master of Arts in Ministry Now Available for Enrollment

Designed with the busy minister and church leader in mind, the new Master of Arts in Ministry degree program at Luther Rice University (LRU) is available completely via online classes or traditional campus-based studies. Students have the option to finish the program in 18-24 months as an accelerated degree.

Providing Practical Ministry Skills

The new 36-hour program consists of 12 courses designed to assist church leaders in acquiring practical skills for leading in a local church or support ministry. All the courses come from three main subject areas: biblical studies, theological studies, and ministerial studies. The program includes courses on Old and New Testament studies, systematic theology, the work of ministry, preparing an expository message, and other topics directly related to ministry.

From a New Student in the Degree Program

“I was introduced to Luther Rice through a pastoral recommendation. After doing my own research and hearing numerous testimonies about the institution, I can truly say that I am excited and ready to pursue what God has for me at LRU. I am confident that the new Master of Arts in Ministry program will equip me to be an effective 21st century leader. The tools I expect to acquire at LRU will be used to strengthen and enhance the ministry God has already called me to,” said
Patrick Toney, a new student in the Master of Arts in Ministry program.

Teaching How to Develop Highly Effective Ministries

Graduates will learn how to evaluate ministries in light of the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, and be leaders in developing, designing, and implementing highly effective ministry initiatives.

From the V.P. for Academic Affairs

“There is a need for more leaders who are trained in biblically sound theology, but many people are not able to uproot their families and move to go to seminary. This new ministry-focused degree program, which can be earned completely online in an accelerated fashion, meets the needs of busy pastors and church staff who may not desire a long divinity degree,” said Jeff McCann, Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs at Luther Rice University.

About Luther Rice University

Luther Rice University and Seminary has been cultivating an environment of Christian excellence since 1962 and is known for providing high quality theological programs for ministers and Christian leaders. The faculty believes—and teaches—that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant Word of God. Programs are available through flexible online courses, allowing students to earn degrees anywhere in the world. Currently, Luther Rice has students in 49 states and 26 foreign countries. Courses are always current and cutting edge, optimizing the online learning environment experience.

For more information about Luther Rice University and the new Master of Arts in Ministry degree, visit http://www.LRU.edu or call 770-484-1204. You may also contact the program coordinator, Dr. James Kinnebrew, at jkinnebrew@LRU.edu or 770-484-1204 ext. 5698.


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