Master of Arts

in Christian Ministry


The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) degree is a non-biblical language program of study to provide a basic understanding of theological disciplines for general ministry application purposes. Through a core of courses, it prepares ordained and non-ordained ministers and lay leaders academically and professionally for competent Christian ministry leadership and responsibilities in congregations and other settings. The degree in itself does not qualify one for further advanced study.

See Admission Requirements.

Program Goals

The central goals of the Carroll MACM degree, as a professional program oriented toward general theological education and practical ministry application, include the following:

Goal 1: MACM degree recipients will give evidence of survey knowledge of various theological disciplines.

Goal 2: MACM degree recipients will give evidence of growth and spiritual maturity.

Goal 3: MACM degree recipients will give evidence of knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential for Christian ministry in churches and other settings.

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Old Testament (Choose 2 of 3)SWBLI—5111, 5112, 51132
New Testament (Choose 2 of 3)SWBLI—5211, 5212, 52132
Biblical InterpretationSWBIT—51112
Christian Theology (Choose 2 of 3)FHBTH—5111, 5112, 51132
Christian Heritage (Choose 2 of 3) FHCHS—5111, 5112, 51132
The Teaching ChurchMFFND—51112
The Functioning ChurchMFADM—51112
Leadership in MinistryMFLDS—51112
Christian DisciplinesWMWOR—52112
Christian WorshipWMWOR—51112
Christian WitnessWMEVA—51112
Free Elective2
Total Units for Core:36

Facts & Figures

Units Required

Cost per unit

Adlin Cotto

Adlin Cotto


Dr. Cotto has coordinated the Cuba program for Carroll since 2009, and has been working with Tarrant Baptist Association in the area of Hispanic Leadership Training. She administered the Seminary Extension program for Hispanic pastors and lay leaders for more than 15 years. She serves as a volunteer children’s and preschool minister.

Phone: (972) 580-7600


Interested in the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program?

I readily benefitted at Carroll from the steadfast commitment to the Word of God, professors who love the Lord, and classmates walking this road into ministry alongside me.

Carroll Theological Seminary is not only a superb theological education (and it is that)—but it is also an immersion into Christian ministry. Jesus said, “As you go, become disciple-makers” (Matt. 28: 19-20). Carroll is about developing the best “disciple-makers” possible.