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MNA Suggested Course Sequence

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

Year One: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5210
Old Testament 1: Pentateuch & Interpretation 3
SPFM 5201 Journey: The Story of Our Lives 3
SBNM 5010 Organizational Behavior and Ethics (Quad A) 2
SBNM 5011 Ethical Leadership (Quad B) 2
FLDC 5300 Vocational Excellence 1
  Total 9
(8 academic, 1 field education) 


Year One: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5108 Ministry Identity and Practice (J-term) 3
BIBL 5240 New Testament 1: The Texts and Their World 3
SBNM 5211 Intercultural Spirituality: The Road Together  1
INTG 5010 The Life of the Leader: Making an Impact  2
SBNM 5350 Nonprofit Financial Management (Quad A) 2
SBNM 5351 Nonprofit Financial Decision Making (Quad B) 2
  Total 13
(13 academic) 


Year Two: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
HSTY 5210 Christian History 1: The Early Church to the Early Reformation 3
SBNM 5710 Nonprofit Management: Theory and Application (Quad A) 3
SBNM 5680 Nonprofit Marketing Analysis and Consumer Behavior (Quad B) 3
SBNM 5770 Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations (Quad A) 2
SBNM 5730 Nonprofit Law, Policy, and Government Relations (Quad B) 2
  Total 11
(11 academic) 


Year Two: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5130
Leading and Teaching in Ministry  3
THEO 5110 Christian Theology  3
  General or Cultural Diversity Elective
SBNM 5720 Non Profit Board Governance and Volunteer Management 2
  Total 11
(11 academic) 


Year Three: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours

General or Cultural Diversity Elective 3
SPFM Spiritual Formation Elective 1
SBNM 5705 Multi-Sector Convergence and Social Responsibility (Quad A) 2
SBNM 5992 Annual Gift Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations (Quad B) 2
FLDC 7315 Cultural Competency Module 1
  Total 9
(8 academic, 1 field education) 


Year Three: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours

General or Cultural Diversity Elective 3
SBNM 5780 Measuring Outcomes and Assessment (Quad A) 2
SBNM 5790 Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Management Capstone(Quad B) 2
INTG 5020 Leading the Transformation Organization: Generating Mission Movements 
2
 FLDC 7318 Theological Reflection Module 
  Total 10
(9 academic, 1 field education)


Total Academic Credit Hours: 60 
Total Field Education Credit Hours: 3

*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.