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Master of Arts in Missions Studies program

Africa International University

Masters Program 2 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

The Masters of Arts in Missions Studies (MAMS) is a two year program requiring 96 credit hours of course work to complete. The program is designed to equip Christian men and women for a local and global missionary task in evangelism, church planting, disciple making and social service.

Minimum Entry Requirements

All candidates for admission must meet the following requirements:
1. Clear evidence of a personal and vibrant faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord,
2. Evidence of a divine call to the Christian ministry attested through references and church endorsement,
3. A mature Christian character,
4. Assent to the NEGST statement of Faith. (See below)
5. An official report of a recent physical examination (not required of part-time students),
6. Potential for continued intellectual and spiritual growth, and
7. A recognised first degree with a minimum of Second Class Honors Lower, or a minimum GPA of 2.75 in a 4.0 grade system, or the equivalent in other systems, with a total of a minimum of 16 years primary, secondary, and tertiary education
OR
A recognised post-graduate diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.75

OR
A recognised first degree with a minimum of Third Class Honors or a minimum GPA of 2.5 in a 4.0 grade system, or the equivalent in other systems; and either (1) two or more year's work experience in a relevant area, with a satisfactory recommendation from the employer or (2) satisfactory publication experience in a relevant area.
8. Applicants from French systems of education must have a minimum of four years of Assez Bien or equivalent, or should have had a total of 16 years of schooling culminating into a recognised first-degree work with a B average.
English proficiency examination is required on non-Anglophone applicants.

The NEGST Statement of Faith
The Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology is founded on the Bible and its revelation of Jesus Christ. Our constitution includes the statement of faith of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa, which all students and teaching staff must subscribe to, and which reads as follows:
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and the New Testament (a total of 66 Books) are the word of God. It is divinely inspired, infallible, inerrant, entirely trustworthy and serves as a supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2nd Tim. 3:16-17).
God is One. The one God is eternally self-existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deut 6:4-5: Mt. 28:19).
Jesus Christ is savior and Lord. As God, He was manifest in the flesh. We believe in His virgin birth; His sinless life; His Divine miracles; His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection; His ascension; His mediatorial work; and His future personal return in power and Glory (Lk. 1:32-33; Jn 1:1-4; 1 Tim 2:5-6; 6:13-16)
Holy Spirit is God. As the third Person in the Godhead, He indwells every believer upon conversion and enables the believer to live a holy life; to witness in power; and to work for the Lord Jesus Christ (Act. 5:3-4; Mt. 28:19; Acts 1:8).
Man was made in the image of God and sinless. By choice Man fell out of favor into sin. In God's mercy, salvation comes to every lost and sinful person freely and simply by faith in Jesus Christ who shed His blood for sin, and through regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Gen 1:26-28; 3:1-21; Jn. 1:11-13; 1Cor. 12:13).
All believers in Jesus Christ are one body, the Church, of which He is the Head (1 cor. 12:13; Eph. 2:14-22).
Satan is a fallen angel whose intent is to supplant God and frustrate His purpose, and whose ultimate end is consignment to eternal punishment (Lk. 10:17-18; Rev. 20:10).
Bodily Resurrection of all the dead will take place some day. Believers in Christ will rise unto everlasting blessedness while unbelievers will rise unto judgment and everlasting punishment (Rev. 20:11-15; 2Cor. 5:9-10).

Course Objectives

At the end of the course of study in the MAMS, a student should be able to:
1. Proclaim the message of the gospel, heralding the righteousness, justice and peace of God on the continent of Africa.
2. Express genuine respect for the people and their culture.
3. Differentiate cultural particularity from homogeneous conformity.
4. Formulate biblical values for the economic development and social progress of Africa.
5. Build networks of understanding and partnership between churches, denominations and nations.
6. Utilise missiological theories and strategies to enhance effectiveness in evangelism and discipleship.
7. Demonstrate a godly character that reflects the fruit of the Holy Spirit as stated in Galatians 5:22, Philippians 4.8, 1 Peter 1:3-11
8. Live a Christian life that is beyond reproach, observed and witnessed by the community of believers.
9. Realise the importance of and apply personal devotion time with God in prayer, fasting, and reading the Scripture.

Course Program

The Masters of Arts in Missions Studies program requires 96 credit hours to complete.
In addition to the 8 credit hours of Master of Arts core coursers, there are 46 credit hours of emphasis core courses and a final 34 credit hours of electives.

The core courses include:
Biblical Theology of missions, Introduction to Islam, Power Encounter, History of Missions, Introduction to Urban Mission, African Independent Churches in Cities, Anthropological Research Methods, Contextualization, Evangelism, Isl;am in Africa, Social Anthropology, African Traditional Religions, Mission Practicum, Leadership.
The Elective Courses include:
Early and Medieval Church History, History of Reformation, Modern Church, Systematic Theology, Homiletics, Christian Apologetics

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