Master of Arts in Christian Thought (MACT) Degree Program
How does theology intersect with today’s culture and society? Through the Master of Arts in Christian Thought, you’ll explore theology and the history of Christianity, probing tough questions and engaging in thoughtful discussion about the relationship between the Gospel and surrounding culture. As you prepare for service and leadership, you’ll learn to better articulate the Christian faith in your context, understand the implications of Scripture in today’s world, and integrate theological reflection into everyday life.
M.A. in Christian Thought students are typically interested in teaching ministries in the church, Christian schools, colleges or seminaries. Some intend to pursue doctoral work, for which this degree is excellent preparation. Others are full-time pastors, bi-vocational pastors or non-ordained staff seeking to increase their ministry effectiveness in the church, workplace or other vocations.
- Doctoral studies
- Campus ministry
- Para-church ministry
- Church ministry
- Teaching in Christian education
- Quality contextualized theological education and hands-on training
- Rigorous courses offered in various formats (evenings, weekends, week intensives and online/hybrid) to accommodate your schedule
- Convenient, economical and innovative adult education system
- Renowned, highly qualified and experienced faculty
- Study of Greek grammar and exegesis
- Enhanced library services with capability to access theological databases from your home
- Access to research and annual lectureship series through The Robert C. Cooley Center for the Study of Early Christianity
- Access to library resources and classes at other top-tier institutions through the Carolina Theological Consortium
- Degree requirements
- Completion time: 2 years of full-time study (may span longer if pursued part-time)
“My initial attraction to Gordon-Conwell was its excellent reputation and uncompromising adherence to high academic standards. However, as a student, I was even more impressed by the diversity of students and sense of community. Studying at Gordon-Conwell thoroughly challenged and equipped me both academically and spiritually. I am more confident, competent and enthusiastic about going forth in my divine assignment.”
Zeppora Roberts McClain, MACT ‘11
Ordained Minister & Overseer of Christian Education Department, Friendship Christian Church; Assistant Director, Cleveland County Partnership for Children; Dean of Administration, Kingdom Covenant Leadership Institute | Gastonia, N.C.