Attendance: 
Full Time
Starting: 
January, September, 2016
Campus: 
Abuakwa Campus

Overview

The Master of Arts in Ministry programme is a taught practical-oriented programme designed for candidates who have a first degree in theology or other related disciplines or equivalent professional qualifications.  A candidate with a first degree in disciplines other than theology may have to do 18 credit hours in selected theological courses as pre-requisite for the MAM.

The programme aims at giving the student exposure to sound principles in theological studies, practical skills and other related disciplines required for Christian ministry.  It is a sandwich programme structured into two semesters of eight (8) weeks each.

Rationale
The Master of Arts in Ministry programme is a practical but with a slant academic oriented programme which focuses on Christian theology and development.  The work of the Church is becoming increasingly challenging because more and more people are being attracted to Christianity as evidence in National Population Census of Ghana.  This calls for the training of more people to support the activities of the few pastors and who can possibly up-grade themselves to become pastors.  The Church has always seen herself as a partner of the government of Ghana in various aspects of national life.  This means that the Church must possess certain human resources which strategically position her to pursue her mission.  This programme in Christian ministry with a focus on development is to produce such human resources that the Church needs in contemporary society which is increasingly becoming pluralistic and multicultural.

Relationship of Programme to Vision of Institution

Over the years the Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC) has envisioned itself as being “an instrument for equipping God-called persons for Christian service.”  To this end the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) of the College seeks to give quality and holistic theological training to its students.  Ministry in the contemporary world demands a thorough and sound theology, the acquisition of appropriate ministry skills, and an understanding of participatory approaches to community development and an appreciation of the milieu in which ministry is done. The School of Theology and Ministry, GBUC recognizes that the preparation for such work must be rigorous and thorough.  The MA in Ministry is designed to give persons engaged in Christian ministry and other organizations, both basic and advanced theological understanding, appropriate ministry skills and a good academic foundation for effective and efficient work.

Relevance of Programme to National Development

Over the years, the church has been a partner to governments in Ghana in pursuing the nation's development agenda. Consequently, those in ministry need to equip themselves with academic and practical knowledge in development which are in tune with Christian theology to be agents for development to local communities where they serve. The MA in Ministry is designed to give sound theological and academic knowledge so that products of the programme will not only cater for the spiritual needs of society but also become the pivot of the church in partnering governments and local communities in development.

Uniqueness of Programme from existing programmes

The stress on community development makes this programme to be different from similar programmes in other theological institutions. The focus of the programme is to prepare people for Christian ministry and at the same time offer them theoretical and practical skills on development.

Goal/Objectives

Goal

To provide wholistic education that enhances students’ academic insights, spirituality, personal growth, ministry skills and the capacity for further studies.
 

Objectives

The objectives of this programme are to:

1    Produce students capable to interpret, communicate and apply sound biblical theology;
2    Develop in students critical understanding and application of theological, historical and educational principles of ministry in contemporary society;
3    Enable students to acquire practical skills and knowledge for the performance of Christian ministry;
4    Provide students with research skills that enable them to process data, critically think, analyze, and correlate information to contemporary situations;  
5    Help students acquire skills to make them agents of community development and
6    Provide a nurturing environment that encourages the development of the total person.

Date of Commencement: This programme commenced in June 2015.

 

 

Academic Qualification

A Bachelor’s degree in theology or its professional equivalents from an accredited institution.  

A Diploma in Theology of 30 years of age and with 5 years of experience in Christian ministry. 

Candidates with first degrees in disciplines other than theology and religion shall be required to take prerequisite access courses before joining the actual programme. 

Note: All applicants will be interviewed.

Target Groups

The programme is targeted at the following:
a.    Graduates in theology and religion who are interested in Christian ministry
b.    Persons with Diploma in theology who are already in ministry
c.    Pastors who want to venture into Christian ministry and development
d.    All first degree holders interested in Christian ministry

Details of Syllabi and Teaching Methods to be employed

Teaching Methods: Teaching in this programme will be through lectures,
seminars, fieldwork and workshops.

Programme Structure    

Semester by semester layout of courses

Semester One
Courses Code & Description Credits
MAM 501  Church and Community Development 3
MAM 503  Missiology 3
MAM 505  Theology of Development 3
MAM 507  Pastoral Care and Counseling 3
MAM 509  Comparative Study of Religion 3
MAM 511  Research Methods 3
MAM 513  Practical Attachment during Vacation 3
Total Credits 18

 NS = Non-scoring

Semester Two
Courses Code & Description Credits
MAM 502 Contemporary Theology and Theologians 3
MAM 504 Christian Doctrine 3
MAM 506 West Africa Church History  
MAM 508 Old Testament Studies 3
MAM 510 New Testament Studies 3
6MAM 512 Gospel and Culture 3
Total 18

 

All applications for admission should be made on the prescribed forms (Postgraduate Application Forms) obtained from the University College or the University’s official Website, (www.gbuc.edu.gh).
Completed application forms should be submitted together with three passport-sized photographs and certified copies of student’s results slip and certificates within the prescribed period of time to the Registrar of the University College.

 

MAM 501    Church and Community Development (3 credits)

This course is an examination of practical approaches to Church and community development. The essence and value of the local church’s engagement in community development are examined. The course furthermore examines available resources such as natural abilities, gifting, skills, funding and training in the church, para-church and community organizations. Students explore the role those engage in Christian ministry can play in partnering communities to utilise these resources to empower communities to attain appreciable level of development.

Reading List:

Anderson, T. D. (1992).  Transforming leadership: New skills for extraordinary future. Massachusetts: Human Resources Development Press.
Asamoah-Gyadu, K. J. (2005). African charismatics: Current development within independent indigenous Pentecostalism in Ghana. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill
Chester, T. (2004), Good news to the poor. Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press
Hughes, D. & Bennet, M. (1998), God of the poor. Cumbria: OM Publishing
Kraft, C. H. (1990).  Christianity in culture. Maryknoll: Orbis Books
Macrae, C. (2001). The sacred tree: Divinities and ancestors in encounter with Christianity in the religious experience and history of the early Irish and Akan peoples of Ghana. Cardiff, Cardiff Academic Press.
Mana, K. (2002), Christians and churches of Africa: Envisioning the future. Cumbria: Inter-Varsity Press

MAM 502    Contemporary Theology and Theologians (3 credits)

This course surveys some of the popular contemporary theologies and their impact on the church's witness in Ghana.  Some areas that are studied are Liberation Theology, Feminist Theology, Prosperity Theology, Pentecostal Theology, and Charismatic Theology. In engaging these theologies the central question of the course is that if the good news which the church announces is anchored in its past but must also make itself answerable to the urgent questions of the moment such as poverty, development, human and rights how does the church address current issues in relevant ways while at the same time remaining faithful to the historical shape of the gospel.  Students evaluate each of the theologies in the context of its relevance to the African and the Ghanaian situation today.

Reading List:

Aguas, R. B.  (2007). Relating faith and political Action: Utopia in the theology of GustavoGutierrez. Diss. University of Notre Dame.
Bediako, K. (2000). Jesus in Africa. Akropong-Akuapem: Regnum Africa.
_____. (2002). Theology and identity: The impact of culture upon Christian thought in the second century and modern Africa. Akropong-Akuapem: Regnum Africa.
Belleville, L. L. (2000).Women leaders and the Church. Grand Rapids: Baker Books.
Boff, L. & Boff, C. (1987).  Introducing liberation theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books,
Cadorette, C. (1988). From the heart of the people: The theology of Gustavo Gutierrez. Oak Park, IL: Meyer Stone.
Fiorenza, E. S. (ed.). (1996). The Power of naming: A concilium reader in Feminist Liberation Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.
Gutierrez, G. (1988). A theology of liberation: History, politics, and salvation. Trans. Sister Caridad Inda and John Eagleson. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.
King U. (ed.). (1994). Feminist Theology from the Third World. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.
Kudadjie, J. N. (1991). The Christian and national politics. Accra: Asempa Publishers.
Kudadjie, J. N. (1992). The Christian and social conduct. Accra: Asempa Publishers.
Olson, R. E. & Grenz, S. J. (1993). 20th century theology: God and the world in a transitional age Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.
Parsons, S. F.  (ed.). (2002). The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Theology. Cambridge University Press.
Ruether R. R. (1998). Gender and redemption: A theological history. Minneapolis: Fortress.
Wiredu, K. (1995). Conceptual decolonization in African philosophy: Four Essays. Ibadan: Hope Publications.
Witherington III, B. (1990). Women and the genesis of Christianity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

MAM 503    Missiology (3 credits)

The course introduces students to the theology and the historical paradigms of missions and their implications for missionary and evangelistic activity in the contemporary African setting. Different missiological methods and strategies for evangelism, church planting and Christian ministry in urban and rural settings within the African context will be explored. Students are expected to be mindful of the pluralistic and multicultural settings within which mission is done and cultivate the attitude of tolerance and accommodation in doing mission.

Reading List

Coleman, R.E. (2011). The heart of the gospel. Michigan: Baker Books.
Dever, M. (2007). The gospel & personal evangelism. Illinois: Crossway Books.
Deyoung, K. & Gilbert, G. (2011). What is the mission of the Church? Illinois: Crossway Books.
Kostenberger, A.J. & O’Brien, P.T. (2001). Salvation to the ends of the earth. Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press.
Kraft, C. H. (2003).  Anthropology for Christian witness. Maryknoll: Orbis Books.
Muck, T. & Adeney, F.S. (2009). Christianity encountering world religions. Michigan: Baker Books.
Neil, S. (1986). A history of Christian Missions. London: Penguin Books.
Ott, C. & Netland, H.A. (eds.) (2007). Globalizing theology. Nottingham: Inter Varsity Press.
Rheenen, G.V. (1996) Missions. Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House.
Schreiter, R.J. (ed.) (2001) Missions in the third millenium. Maryknoll: Orbis Books.
Tienou, T., Shaw, R. D. & Hiebert, P. G. (1999). Understanding folk religion. Grand Rapids:  Baker Books.
Tippet, A. (n.d). Introduction to missiology  Pasadena : William Carey Library.
Williamson, S. G. (1965). Akan religion and the Christian faith. Accra: Ghana University Press.
Wright, C.J.H. (2006). The mission of God. Nottingham: Inter Varsity Press.

MAM 504    Christian Doctrine (3 credits)

The course examines three main Christian Doctrines namely, the Trinity, Christology and Atonement. These doctrines are studied from both ecumenical and contemporary perspectives. Major challenges and controversies that have shaped the church and their current implications for Christianity in West Africa, especially in Ghana are examined. Students come to appreciate aspects of theological controversies which have shaped and continue to shape Christianity from its inception till today.

Reading List:

Bediako, K. (2000). Jesus in Africa. Akropong-Akuapem: Regnum Africa.
_____. (2002). Theology and identity: The impact of culture upon Christian thought in the second century and modern Africa. Akropong-Akuapem: Regnum Africa.
Bettenson, M. (1999). Documents of the Christian Church. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Brown, C. (1998). That you may believe. Eugene, Or: Wipf and Stock.
Kelly, J.N.D (1978). Early Christian doctrines. San Francisco: Harper & Row
McGrath A. E. (2011). Christian theology: An introduction. 5th Ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
McGrath A. E. (2011).The Christian theology reader. 4th ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Stott, J. R.W. (1971). Basic Christianity. Downers Grove: IVP
Towns, E. L. (2001). Theology for today. Forthworth: Harcourt Publishers.

MAM 505    Theology of Development (3 credits)

This course is a survey of the philosophical, theological and cultural aspects of development. It examines issues such as theories and principles of wholistic development, stakeholders’ analysis, biblical and historical basis of development, religion and development, and their application in the African environment.   It further looks at the place of faith based NGOs in the development discourse in the African context. It integrates social science, theory and practice of community development with theological analysis and reflection on questions of divine presence in the spaces of poverty, justice and transformation. Students examine the relationship between worldview and development.

Reading List:

Balchin, C. (2011). “Avoiding some deadly sins: Oxfam learnings and analysis about religion, culture, diversity and development”. Oxfam GB: 2011. http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/avoiding-some-deadly-si...
Corbett, S. and Fikkert B. (2009). When helping hurts: How to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor and yourself. Chicago: Moody Publishers.
Eade, D. & Ligteringen, E. (eds.) (2001) Debating development. London: Oxfam GB
Leurs, R. (2012). “Are faith-based organisations distinctive? Comparing religious and secular NGOs in Nigeria.” Special Issue: Religion and Development. Development in Practice 22: 5-6: 704-720.
Miller, D & Allen Scott (2005) Against all hope. Seattle: YWAM Publishing.
Miller, D. (2001). Discipling nations. Seattle: YWAM Publishing.
Myers, B. (1999). Walking with the poor. Maryknoll: Orbis Books.
_____. (2011). Walking with the poor: Principles and practices of transformational development. Revised and expanded edition. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2011.
Myers, B.L. ed. (1999) Working with the poor. California: World Vision.
Taylor, M. (2001). “Christianity, poverty and wealth: The Findings of ‘Project 21’.” Geneva: WCC Publications.
Tomalin, E. (2012) “Thinking about faith-based organisations in development: Where have we got to and what next?” Development in practice 22:5-6:689-703.
UNFPA, “Guidelines for Engaging Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs) as Agents of Change.” http://www.unfpa.org/culture/docs/fbo_engagement.pdf
UNFPA, “Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations” - http://www.unfpa.org/culture/fbo.html
Wright, N. T. 2008. Surprised by hope: Rethinking heaven, resurrection, and the mission of the Church. New York: HarperOne.

MAM 506    West Africa Church History (3 Credits)

The course focuses on the historical development of the church in West Africa. It explores the growth and the spread of the church and the role of the missionary movement in the planting and spread of Christianity. Major players, both foreign and indigenous and their contributors in this spread and growth are studied. The challenges the church faced in the period are also examined.

Reading List:

Ade-Ajayi, J.F. (1964). Christian Missions in Nigeria 1841-1891. London: Longmans Group Ltd.
Agbeti J. Kofi (1986). West African church history. Leiden : E.J Brill
Babalola, E.O. (1976). Christianity in West Africa. Ibadan: Scholar Publications Ltd.
Baete, C.G. (ed.) (1968). Christianity in tropical Africa. London: Oxford University Press
Frend, W.H.C. (1984). The Rise of Christianity. Philadelphia : Fortress Press
Hastings, Adrian (1992). The Church in Africa . Oxford: Clarendon .
Kalu, O.U. (1980). The history of Christianity in West Africa. London: Longman
Lamin S. (1983). West African Christianity. Maryknoll: Orbis Books
Larbi, E.K. (2001). Pentecostalism: The eddies of Ghanaian Christianity. Accra: Blessed Publication
Neil, Stephen (1986). A History of Christian Missions. London : Penguin Books
Onyinah, O. (2007). "African Christianity in the twenty-first century." Word & World 27, no. 3 (Sum): 305-314.
Opoku, K.A. (1990). The Rise of Independent Churches in Ghana. Accra: Asempa Publishers
Sanneh, L. (2008). Disciples of all nations: Pillars of World Christianity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
_____. 2002.  “Domesticating the transcendent: the African transformation of Christianity: comparative reflections on ethnicity and religious mobilization in Africa.” In Bible Translation on the Threshold of the 21st Century. pp. 70-85.London: New York: Sheffield Academic Press.
_____. 1995. “Global Christianity and the Re-education of the West.” Christian Century 112, 22 (July 19-26 ): 715-718.
_____. 1995. “The Gospel, Language and Culture: The Theological Method in Cultural Analysis.” International Review of Mission 84, 332-333 (Jan.-Ap.): 47-64.
Stark, R. (1996). The Rise of Christianity. Princeton: Princeton Univ.     
Walls, A.F. (2002). The cross-cultural process in Christian history. New York: Orbis Books.

MAM 507    Pastoral Care and Counseling (3 credits)

This course focuses on some basic principles, theories, models & methods of PCC. These are applied to specific issues such as Marriage and Family life, crisis management and supportive counseling. The course prepares the minister to understand and appropriately handle the dynamics and challenges of ministry in the contemporary Ghanaian context.

Reading List:

Clinebell, H. (1984). Basic types of Pastoral Care and Counseling. London: SCM Press
Collins, G. R. (1988). Christian counseling: A comprehensive guide. Dallas: Word Publishing.
Fester, S. W. (1990). An introduction to Pastoral Counseling: From Africa, for Africans.
Histower, J. E. (1990). Called to care: Helping persons through Pastoral Care. Nashville: Convention Press.
Lyall, D. (2001). Integrity of Pastoral Care. London: SPCK.
McMinn, M. R. (1996). Psychology, theology, and spirituality in Christian counseling. Wheaton:     Tyndale House Publishers.
Oates, W. E. (1958). Premarital Pastoral Care and Counseling. Nashville: Broadman Press.
Oates, W. E. (1959). An introduction to Pastoral Counseling. Nashville: Broadman.
Oates, W. E.. (1986). The presence of God in Pastoral  Counseling.
Sell, C. M. (1996). Transitions through adult life. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
Stewart, C. W. (1970). The minister as marriage counselor. (Rev. ed.). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.  
Switzer, D. K. (1974). The minister as crises counselor. Nashville: Abingdon.

MAM 508    Old Testament Studies (3 credits)

The course is a study of the content, literary qualities and message of the Old Testament books from Genesis to Malachi. It looks at the divisions and arrangements of the books in the Old Testament. It further examines the differences between the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. Students will have a general understanding of the books which constitute the Old Testament.

Reading List:

Barton, S. (1987). Invitation to the Bible. London: SPCK.
Bleikinsopp, J. (1992). The Pentateuch: An introduction to the first five books of the Bible. New York: Doubleday.
Boadt, L. 1984. Reading the Old Testament. New York, N. Y. : Paulist Press.
Childs, B. S. (1979). Introduction to the Old Testament as scripture. Philadelphia: Fortress.
Collins, J. (2004). Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress.
Craigie, P. C. (1986). The Old Testament: Its background, growth and content. Nashville: Abingdon Press.
Ewert, D. (1983). A general introduction to the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
Finkelstein, I & Siblerman, N. A. The Bible unearth. New York: Free Press.
Friedmand. R. E. (1987). Who wrote the Bible? San Francisco: Harper
Harrison, R. K. (1973). Jeremiah and Lamentations. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press.
Hays, J.D. & Duvall, J.S. (2011) The Baker illustrated Bible handbook. Michigan: Baker Books.
Hubbard, D. A. (1973). Joel and Amos. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press.
Mckenzie, S. L. & Graham. P. (eds.) (1998). The Hebrew Bible today. Louisville, Westminster: John Knox.
Lasor, W. S., Hubbard, D. A. and Bush, F. W. (1982). Old Testament survey. Downers Grove: Eerdmans Publishing Company.
Longman III, T. (1998). Making sense of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Books.
Robinson, H. W. (1981). Corporate personality in Israel.  Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark.
Schofield, J. N. (1964). Introducing Old Testament theology. Carlisle: Paternoster Press.

MAM 509    Comparative Study of Religion   (3 credits)

This course investigates themes in the world's religions to un-earth common patterns of religiosity existing in these religions.  It pays particular attention to Christianity, Islam and African Traditional Religion. It examines the methodological issues in the study of religion and selected themes including prayer, sacrifice, salvation, pilgrimage, saints and ancestors. It further looks at religious pluralism and the challenges it posses to faith. Students will understand the very nature of these religions and their worldviews.

Reading List:

Humphreys, R. S. (1991). Islamic history: A framework for inquiry. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Jamier, J. (1997). The great themes of the Qur’an. London: SCM Press.
Losch, R. R. (2001). The many faces of faith: A guide to world religions and Christian traditions. Grand Rapids: Eeerdmans Publishing Company.
McDermott, G. R. (2000). Can evangelicals learn from world religions?: Jesus, revelation & religious traditions. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press.
Robinson, N. (1996). Discovering the Qur’an. London: SCM Press.
Sanneh, L. (2003). Whose religion is Christianity? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Company.
Smith, H. (1958). The religions of man. New York: Harper and Row.
Waines, D. (1995). An introduction to Islam: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

MAM 510    New Testament Studies (3 credits)

The course is a general study of the New Testament. It examines the various divisions (or types of writings) of the New Testament and the purpose of each division. It further looks at the arrangements of the books, the formation of the New Testament Canon, and explores some of the themes of the New Testament books. If offers students a general understanding of the books which constitute the New Testament.

Reading List:

Baxter, J. S. (1960). Baxtor’s explore the Book: A survey and study of each book from Genesis through Revelation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. Berkhof, L.(2004). Introduction to the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
Bruce, F. F. (1980). New Testament history. New York: Double Day
Carson, D.A. & Moo, D. J. (2005). An introduction to the New Testament. Nottingham: Inter-Varsity Press.
Drane, J. (1986) Introducing the New Testament. Oxford: Lion Publishing.
Geisler, N.L. (2007). A popular survey of the New Testament. Michigan: Baker Books
Gundry, R. H. (2012). A survey of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan
Guthrie, D. (1990) The New Testament introduction, 4th ed. London: IVP
Hays, J.D. & Duvall, J.S. (2011). The Baker illustrated Bible handbook. Michigan: Baker Books).
Keefer, K. (2008). The New Testament as literature. Oxford , N.Y.: Oxford University Press.
Mark, A.P. (2009). Introducing the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academics
Stott, J. (1994) Men with a message. UK. Zondervan Publishing House

MAM 511    Research Methods (3 credits)

This course exposes students to the variety of methods used in different types of research. It covers such issues as literature review, designing a research project, techniques for data collection, tools for data analysis and presentation of research information. Students are expected to apply knowledge and skills in the course in doing their academic writings.

Reading List:

Silverman, d. (2000). Doing qualitative research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Yin, R. K. (1984). Case study research. Newbury Park: Sage Publications
Young, K. and Raymond W. M. (1962) Systematic sociology. New York:   
        American Book Company
Dixon, B. R., Bouma, G. D. and Atkinson, G. B. J. (1987). A handbook of social science research: A comprehensive and practical guide for students. Oxford: Oxford University8 Press.
Gibaldi, J. & Achtert, W. S. (1989). MLA handbook for writers of research papers. 3rd Ed. New Delhi, Bangalore, Bombay: Wiley Eastern Ltd.
Hairston, M. C. 1988. Successful writing. 4th Ed. New York/London: W. W. Norton & Co.
Keene, M. L. & Katherine, H. A. (1999). Easy access: the reference handbook for writers. 2nd Ed. Mountain View, Ca/London/Toronto: Mayfield Publishing Co.
King, U. (ed.). (1990). Turning points in religious studies. Edinburgh: T&T Clark.
Schmidt, G. (1979). Principles of integral science of religion. New York: Mouton Publishers.
Smart, N. 1973. The science of religion and the sociology of knowledge: Some methodological questions. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Sproull, N. L. (1988). Handbook of research methods: A guide for practitioners and students in the social sciences. London: The Scarecrow Press Inc.
Turabian, K. L. (1987). A manual for writers of term papers, theses and dissertation. 5th Ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

MAM 512    GOSPEL AND CULTURE (3 CREDITS)

This course examines the meanings of the gospel and culture and how the two are interfaced in the carrying out of Christian ministries and ‘doing theology” It examines the values in the Ghanaian culture that can be integrated with the gospel to enhance the understanding of God and his relationship with human kind. Topics like rites of passage marriage, the cult of the ancestors, sacrifice, the African family and festivals are examined within the context of the theological underpinnings of the gospel. Attitudes, knowledge and skills in engaging indigenous African cultures and worldview in doing ministry are acquired by students.

Reading List:

Assimeng, J.M. (1989). Religion and social change in West Africa. Accra : Ghana Universities Press
Bediako, G. M. (1997). Primal religion and the Bible: William Robertson Smith and his heritage. Sheffield: Academic Press.
Bennett, M. (1993). "Toward ethnorelativism: A developmental model of intercultural sensitivity." In R. M. Paige (Ed). Education for Intercultural Experience (pp.21-71).
Cox, J. L. (1991). The impact of Christian missions on indigenous cultures. Edwin Mellen.
Hesselgrave, D. J. (2000). Planting churches cross-culturally. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House
Kraft, C. (2003). Anthropology for Christian witness. Maryknoll: Orbis Books
Kraft, C. H. (1990). Christianity in culture: A study in dynamic biblical theologizing in cross-perspective. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books.
Onyinah, O. (2012). Pentecostal exorcism: Witchcraft and demonology in Ghana. Blandford Froum, Dorset: Deo Publishing.
Pieterse, J. N. (2004). Globalization and culture. Lanham: Rowan & Littlefield  
Sarpong P. (2002). Peoples differ: An approach to inculturation in evangelization. Accra: Sub-Saharan Publisher.
Smith, D. K. (1992). Creating understanding: A handbook for Christian communication across cultural landscapes.  Grand Rapids : Zondervan Pub. House .
Warrington, K. (2000). Jesus the healer: Paradigm or unique phenomenon? Carlisle, Cumbria: Paternoster Press.
Williamson, S. G. (1965). Akan religion and the Christian faith. K. A. Dickson (ed.) Accra : Ghana University Press.

MAM 513    PRACTICUM

This course is designed to give students supervised practical application of the theories on theology and development studied in the semester. Students participate in the practicum after the first year. Though it has zero credit weighting, it is mandatory that students pass the course with a minimum grade of 'C'. The duration of the practicum is eight weeks. Students can do the practicum at any place of their choice (such as development oriented faith-based or non-faith based NGOs, Churches and District or Municipal Assemblies). Students' and the supervisors' reports are required at the end of the study on forms supplied by the school.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: The following are the requirements for graduation:

a.    Each student is required to complete a minimum of 36 credits
b.    A student must maintain a minimum grade of C which has a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 to graduate.  
c.    Failure in any required course must be repeated. Only two failed courses can be repeated in an academic session.  A student who fails three or more courses in any given session will be asked to withdraw.
d.    A student will not be able to graduate with an Incomplete Grade or Fail in a required course or with fewer hours than required for his/her programme.

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

Assessment of students’ performance will be done via written examinations, project work and reflective paper writing.

Grading
Continuous assessment                          =    40%
Final Examination                                       =    60%

Scheme
Critical Thinking                                          =     40%
Content                                                         =     30%
Organization                                                =    10%
Mechanical Accuracy                                 =    10%
Expression                                                  =    10%

Grading scale

STM uses letter grades and numerical weightings corresponding to the letter grades for the MAM programme. The numerical weightings reflect the quality of performance. Total raw scores (combination of continuous assessment and end-of-academic semester examination) are converted according to the following scheme:

Raw Score Grade Credit Value Interpretation
80 – 100 A 4.0 Excellent
75 – 79 B+ 3.5 Very Good
70 – 74 B 3.0 Good
60 – 64 C 2.0 Pass
0 – 59 E 0.0 Fail

 

 

 

FACULTY AND STAFF FOR ALL PROGRAMMES

FULL-TIME

Rev. Dr Yaw Adu-Gyamfi

Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph,D) - The University of Sheffield, UK

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA Hons) - University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Diploma in Biblical Studies (Christian Service College, Ghana; ACTEA)

Diploma in Theology (University of Ghana, Legon)

Rank: Senior Lecturer; Dean

 

Rev. Dr Frederick Augustus Adorkorbidji

Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph,D) – University of Wales, Trinity St Davids.

Master of Theology (MTh) – Cardiff University

Bachelor of Arts Honors (BA Hons) – ECWA Seminary, Dos, Nigeria

Rank: Senior Lecturer

 

Rev. Dr. Philip Wayne Barnes (Southern Baptist Missionary)

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville

Master of Divinity (MDiv) - The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Samford University, Birmingham

Rank: Senior Lecturer

 

Rev Kofi Owusu-Ansah

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Candidate) - The International Baptist Theological Study Centre at VU University, Amsterdam

Master of Theology (MTh) – University of Wales, UK

Master of Divinity (MDiv) – Ontario Bible College, Canada

Rank: Lecturer

 

Rev Samuel Kyei-Prempeh

Qualifications:

Doctor of Missiology (Candidate) – Fuller Theological Seminary, California, USA.

Master of Arts (MA) – Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

Bachelor of Theology (BTh) – Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary

Rank: Lecturer

 

Rev Michael Sebastian Aidoo

Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (Candidate) - South African Theological Seminary

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

Bachelor of Theology (BTh) – Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary

Rank: Lecturer

Rev John Kwasi Fosu (On Study Leave)

Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (Candidate) - University of Hamburg, Germany

Master of Theology (MTh) – Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon

Bachelor of Theology (BTh) – Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary

Rank: Lecturer

Rev Dennis Nimako-Ampofo

Qualifications:

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

Bachelor of Theology (BTh) – Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary

Rank: Lecturer

Gideon Gordon Kofi Doh

Qualifications:

Master of Arts (MA) - University of Ghana

Post-Graduate Diploma in Education –University of Cape Coast

Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) – University of Ghana

Rank: Librarian

 

PART-TIME / ADJUNCT LECTURERS

Mr. Michael Kwabena Antwi

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA Hons) – University of Cape Coast

Diploma in Ethnomusicology (African Music) – University of Ghana

Teachers’ Diploma (Music Education) – National Academy of Music, Winneba

Rank: Tutor

Mr. Roy Bandoh

Qualifications:

Master of Theology (MTh) – University of Wales, UK

Bachelor of Science (BSc) – University of Ghana, Legon

Rank: Lecturer

Mr. Kwasi Akumani-Andoh

Qualifications:

Master of Arts (MA) in English – London Metropolitan University, UK

Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA Hons) – University of Cape Coast

Diploma in Education - University of Cape Coast

Rank: Lecturer

Mr. Johnson B. Takyi

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - University of Cape Coast

Rank: Instructor

Rev. Stephen Asare

 Qualifications:

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

Bachelor of Theology (BTh) – Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary

Rank: Lecturer

 

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