Course Schedule

ABTS offers two degree programs that accommodate ministry careers of all shapes and sizes. Take a look at the programs we offer to see what fit is best for you.

Master of Arts      Master of Religious Education (mobile?)

Master of Religious Education

Program Summary

Location: Asia 31 Credit Hours

The Master of Religious Education at Asia Biblical Theological Seminary is designed to improve your effectiveness as a ministry leader on your own terms. Through various concentrations including pastoral and educational ministries, this program enhances your ministry competencies and broadens your biblical and theological foundation for effective leadership.

The M.R.E. at ABTS is designed to be a flexible program to help you achieve your ministry goals. Each concentration will uniquely prepare you for God’s calling for your life, and the rigorous education you will receive will expand your knowledge of biblically-rooted theology.

Encouraging Biblical Character

At ABTS, our M.R.E. program is an 11-course U.S. degree program accredited through Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich., U.S.A. All courses are offered in a modular format, allowing you to continue working while pursuing your degree. Our M.R.E. program requires 31 credit hours, including a core set of required courses and classes related to a specified area of ministry concentration.

The M.R.E. offers four concentrations in this program: pastoral ministries, educational ministries, intercultural ministries and marketplace ministries. To encourage the development of your biblical character, knowledge and leadership, this program requires you to:

  • Complete a minimum of three years of ministry experience or educational experience prior to graduation.You can also engage in a marketplace context with evidence of a resolute commitment to Christ.
  • Take 18 credit hours in approved residence seminars. The remaining 13 hours may be taken by extension. A maximum of 12 applicable hours taken from an accredited institution within the last five years may be transferred toward your M.R.E. degree.
  • Submit a portfolio demonstrating growth in spiritual competencies and academic rigor.

Program Concentraions

The Master of Religious Education with a pastoral ministries concentration requires 31 credit hours. This includes a minimum of six credit hours in biblical studies, six credit hours in theology and 12 credit hours in the pastoral ministries area of concentration. To complete specialized training in pastoral ministries as part of the Master of Religious Education degree program, choose four courses from the following list of class options.
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