Church Planting Concentration

Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM)

Grow God's Kingdom

Why Study Church Planting at Capital Seminary and Graduate School?

Expand the Reach of God's Kingdom

The Church is a key part of God's plan to bring about reconciliation. Why not invest your ministry in learning how to grow it?

Church planting is much more than building yet another church - it's about bringing to the gospel to every part of the earth. In this program, you'll get equipped with the tools you need to be an effective minister in church setting and much more.

What Makes our Program Different?

The program is delivered in a blended, accelerated, cohort-based model that allows life-engaged adult learners to complete an advanced degree without uprooting life at home and work. Students participate in a learning community that blends online education with in-class residencies. A typical course is 6 weeks in length and is comprised of 5 weeks of online work and two days of residency.

Other Concentrations Offered:

"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." - Romans 10:17

In This Program Students Will…

  • Gain a foundational knowledge of the narrative, content, and interpretation of the Bible for the purposes of the development of a biblical worldview.
  • Obtain the skill sets necessary in effectively communicating the Scriptures.
  • Obtain the skills necessary in the process of personal spiritual formation and discipleship of others.
  • Obtain the character and competencies necessary to be an authentic servant leader.
  • Gain a biblical philosophy of ministry and leadership practice applicable in the context of contemporary culture.
  • Obtain the knowledge and skill sets necessary to lead individuals, teams, and organizations.
  • Obtain the skill sets necessary for assessing organizational health and strategizing for organizational development.
  • Gain the knowledge and skill sets appropriate to the selected ministry concentration.
  • Gain experiential learning and research skills for maintaining life-long education.

Curriculum Plan

MAM in Church Planting (48 Credits)

Biblical and Theological Studies: 12 Credits
Ministry Praxis: 9 Credits
Advanced Ministry Praxis: 21 Credits
Field-Based Experience: 6 Credits

View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Hear from a Student: MA in Ministry


"I chose Capital because it was accessible, affordable, practical and theologically solid. It was a balanced, comprehensive program that fit my life. I was also learning things that I was able to apply immediately. I came out of the class on The Life & Work of the Leader and taught it to my elders within a week!"

- Doug Logan ('16) Pastor & Author of "On the Block"

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Michael Badriaki

MAM Program Director

"I view my role as an educator as an integral part of service. I seek to ask the questions of: “what”, “how”, “when”, “who”, “where” but most importantly the “why”." — Dr. Badriaki

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Dr. Tommy Kiedis


"Praying is acknowledging that you can’t pull off your leadership assignment on your own." — Dr. Kiedis

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Dr. Gary Bredfeldt

Adjunct Faculty

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Chan Kilgore

Adjunct Faculty

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Randy Pope

Adjunct Faculty

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Dr. Mark Eckel

Adjunct Faculty

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Dr. Wes Feltner

Adjunct Faculty

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Dr. Terriel Byrd

Adjunct Professor

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Dr. Angie Ward

Adjunct Professor

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