Master of Arts in Christian Studies

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) is a continuation of the Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies (GDCS). Building on the credits of the GDCS, the MACS offers additional credits making a total of 62 credits.

The programme offers deeper engagement for working professionals and Christian leaders in the areas of biblical, theological, and historical foundations of the Christian faith. As part of their training, students will participate in 2 semesters of a Spiritual Mentoring Group that facilitates the integration of academic knowledge with inner life and spirituality, missions, and vocation.

The full-time MACS programme can be taken over 2 years, or on a part-time basis over 5 years. Most of the MACS courses are offered as day courses (first-year courses are also available in the evenings, offered once every 3 years).?

The majority of credits earned in this programme are transferable to the Master’s degree programmes. However, it should be noted that the MABS and MDiv programmes have original-language requirements that take at least 2 years of full-time studies besides completed coursework from a MACS degree in order to be completed.

Learning onsite within the SBC community is most effective and fruitful. However, it is now possible to choose to complete the first year of the MACS curriculum online, wherever you are, part/full-time. Those who opt to do this may apply to the Immersion Experience?where they can stay and study at SBC for 1–2 weeks at the start of every semester and get to know their classmates and faculty in person.

All students in this programme must complete the second year of the curriculum onsite.

International students studying onsite are required to be studying on a full time basis.

Prerequisites for Programme Admission

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Bible College

English Language Minimum Requirements

  • ‘A’ Level: B4
  • TOEFL: 550 (PBT)/213 (CBT)/80 (IBT)
  • IELTS:? 6.0

General Requirements

  • At least 24 years old
  • Christian for at least 2 years
  • Evidence of involvement in ministry
  • Evidence of call to ministry and service
  • Endorsement by church leadership

毕业要求

  • Completion of 62 credit hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Church Involvement and Ministry (CIM)

Curriculum

The first year of the MACS curriculum is identical to the GDCS as described under “Year 1.” The second year is unique to the MACS programme.

第一年

第一学期 数学分
Old Testament Survey OR
旧约基础
3
New Testament Studies I 3
Survey of Church History 3
Introduction to
Christian Spirituality
3
释经学 3
Systematic Theology II 3
18
第二学期 数学分
Old Testament Studies I 3
New Testament Survey OR
New Testament Foundations
3
Missiological Perspectives 3
Systematic Theology I 3
Theology of Work &
Vocation
3
15

第二年

第一学期 数学分
Old Testament Studies II 3
伦理学 3
Principles of Christian Education
OR Teaching-Learning Process
3
*PT/IS Elective #1 3
Spiritual Mentoring Group 1
13
第二学期 数学分
New Testament Studies II 3
Homiletics I 3
Gospel, Church & Culture OR
Apologetics & Outreach
3
Systematic Theology III 3
*PT/IS Elective #2 3
Spiritual Mentoring Group 1
16

* PT – Practical Theology????????? IS – Intercultural Studies

注解: Course offerings are subject to change. There will be a tracking of Church Involvement and Ministry (CIM) as part of the programme requirements..

新神的混成式学习模式

在新神,我们会采取混成式学习(blended learning)的模式,即兼用实体和在线的各种平台,来设计各式各样的同步与非同步学习活动,以此建立我们的群体。因此,学生将会从各类面对面与在线学习活动中,在新神体验到更丰富的学习。