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MNA Suggested Course Sequence

For students who wish to complete a master of arts in Christian formation in two years, the following sequence of courses is recommended:

Year One: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5150 Interpreting the New Testament I 3
HSTY 6210 Christian Tradition and Mission 3
SPFM 5201 Spiritual Journey 1
SBNM 5010 Organizational Behavior and Ethics 2
SBNM 5710 Principles of Nonprofit Management
2
SBNM 5770 Fundraising Principles for Nonprofit Organizations 2
  Total 13

Year One: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 6120 Interpreting the Old Testament I 3
SPFM 5202 Spiritual Practices 1
SBNM 5011 Ethical Leadership 2
SBNM 5350 Nonprofit Financial Management
2
SBNM 5351 Nonprofit Financial Decision Making
2
INTG 5010 The Life of the Leader: Making an Impact 2
  Total 12

Year Two: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 6121 Interpreting the Old Testament II 3
MNST 5108
Ministry Identity and Practice 3
THEO 6330 Christian Theology
3
SBNM 5030 Principles of Human Resources 2
SBNM 5771 Annual and Major Gift Fundraising 2
  Total 13

Year Two: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5151
Interpreting the New Testament II
3
CEDF 7200 Christian Ed & Formation in the Church 3
CEDF/MNST**** Christian Formation or Ministry Elective 3
SBNM 5680 Nonprofit Marketing 2
SBNM 5720 Nonprofit Board Governance & Volunteer Management 2
  Total 13

Year Three: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
THEO 7203 Christian Worship 3
SPFM **** Spiritual Formation Elective 1
SBNM 5730 Nonprofit Law, Policy, & Government Relations 2
SBNM 5780 Measuring Outcomes & Assessment 2
*Elective 2 or 3
  Total 10 or 11

Year Three: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
CEDF/MNST **** Christian Formation or Ministry Elective 3
SBNM 5790 Nonprofit Strategic Management 2
INTG 5020 Leading the Transformational Organization: Generating Mission Movements 2
Elective (if needed) 1
  Total 7 or 8


69 Total Academic Credits for the MACF/MNA Dual Degree
Plus 7 Field Eduction Credits

*Students seeking ordination in the Evangelical Covenant Church should take HSTY 7300 History and Theology of the Covenant Church (3 credits) to fill this elective.