Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Children's Ministry offered at Dallas Baptist University has been created to prepare students who wish to become children's ministers and academic advisors with a better understanding of the needs of the children. Students in this program will navigate through the best strategies in teaching to help make an impact in the childrens lives. In addition, students will spend time focusing on how ministry to the child will also affect the family.
In today's society ministry to children and their families has proven to be a challenge for the church and its leaders. Dallas Baptist University will provide students with a great opportunity to create Bible study and ministry strategies that will build a foundation for them to grow with. The program will provide students with theological, educational and practical plan for effective childhood ministry. 

Some courses that students can expect to encounter through the course are:

  • Early Childhood Ministry
  • Ministry with Children
  • Ministry in Church Weekday Education Ministries
  • Ministry to Families
  • Children and the Christian Faith

The program consists of 18 hours of Christian Education core curriculum, 15 hours of Children's Ministry requirements, 6 hours of Children's Ministry service-learning and research, and 3 hours of Children's Ministry electives for a total of 42 hours.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


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    School Overview

    Decatur Baptist College opened its doors in 1898 as the first two-year, institution of higher education in Texas, with a focus on liberal arts. As the name suggests, the school was located in Decatur, and thrived there for many years until the Dallas Baptist Association suggested a moved to Dallas. The campus made the move and corresponding name change in 1965, setting up shop southwest of the state capital. Other campuses have since popped up in Plano, Hurst ad Mansfield. Just five years later, it expanded its programming, offering four-year degrees. Almost 100 years after its inception, in 1985, the school’s name officially changed to what we know it as today; Dallas Baptist University.

    DBU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from seven schools, including Business, Christian Faith, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Math, and Professional Studies. Many programs are offered online for those already in the workforce, and distance learning opens up the school’s ministry to students from afar. As with most school’s today, Dallas Baptist University has many options in online courses, weekend college, dual and accelerated degree programs—a plethora of ways to make quality education, with a strong Christian foundation, more available to the masses.


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