The Master of Arts in Church Planting is a specialized 37-hour degree track offered by SEBTS in partnership with denominational missions sending agencies. It is designed to prepare students for missionary service focusing on church planting. The degree combines on-campus and/or Distance Learning course options, as well as field-based ministry and practicum requirements. This degree can be earned completely online, along with the field ministry and practicum components. Students must be in an official interviewing and/or deployment relationship with either the North American Mission Board or the International Mission Board in order to participate in this degree. The curriculum requirements of this degree are coordinated with various aspects of the assessment and training process of these denominational sending agencies.
Students seeking to complete this program must have completed a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school and meet the general criteria for admissions to SEBTS. In addition, students must provide evidence of their official relationship with the appropriate denominational missions sending agency.