Master of Ministry
The Master of Ministry program provides graduate theological education for men who are actively engaged in Christian ministry. The curriculum is composed of basic theological disciplines designed to equip the student to serve the Lord in a local church. This Christ-centered instruction provides foundational training and valuable resources for a lifetime of continued study of the Scriptures and practical application of theology to ministry.
Program of Study
|BI 501||Advanced Old Testament||3|
|BI 502||Advanced New Testament||3|
|BI 564||Principles of Biblical Interpretation||3|
|ED 545||Baptist Distincives & History of the Church||3|
|CM 561||Teaching & Preaching the Bible||3|
|CM 572||Pastoring the New Testament Church||3|
|CM 521||The Life & Ministry Spurgeon||3|
|CM 599||Bulding a Theological Library||3|
|CM 581||Ministry Practicum||3-6*|
|CM 511||The Pastor's College||3|
|Total: 30-33 hrs|
*Those who have been engaged in local church ministry full-time for five years or more may earn 6 hours of credit for Ministry Practicum after completing the necessary requirements for the course.
Tuition for graduate level courses through Norris Seminary is $100 per credit hour. Courses are taken one at a time in sequence, and tuition is pre-paid before beginning each course. A matriculation fee of $25 is paid per course.
The cost for textbooks will vary per class. The cost for these materials may range from $100-$250 per class. All required materials can be purchased through the Crown Southwest Bookstore (817-367-0455).
Each incoming student will be assigned to an on-campus advisor who is knowledgeable in this course of study and will be available to aid the student as needed.
When a student begins an individual course, he is allotted twelve weeks (90 days) to complete that course. Students may pause between courses as needed, but will be expected to maintain a pace that will enable the student to finish the entire program in a reasonable amount of time.
Fast Track Option
Students who desire to complete the full 30-hour degree program within a year may do so by enrolling in the fast track program. This program operates under a more intensive schedule similar to that of an on-campus student. Fast track students must complete their coursework in a four-week block (30 days), and begin the next course within 1 week.
Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in the Crown Southwest Norris Seminary commencement exercises held each May. Current commencement fees will apply to graduates.
Continuing Seminary Education
After completion of the Master of Ministry degree, students are eligible to continue their graduate work and pursue the Master of Divinity degree and then the Doctor of ministry degree through Crown Seminary. Most courses required in pursuit of these degrees are offered in module format throughout the year, and enrollment is open to non-resident students who can participate in the module sessions.