Northpoint Bible College (AG) has announced the creation of its first masters program in theology, intentionally geared toward individuals with a passion for church planting. Its new Masters of Arts in Practical Theology with an emphasis on church planting and church revitalization will launch this fall.
Core courses for the new masters program include: Pentecostal Foundations for Theology and Ministry, Spiritual Formation, Church Growth and Revitalization, Church Planting, Models of Ministry, Leadership, Advanced Hermeneutics, Internship and six others in addition to a choice of two electives.
Dr. Joseph Ford, chair of the graduate program, states that teaching and training students for Pentecostal ministry in fulfillment of the Great Commission is the purpose of Northpoint.
"Practical training in church growth and revitalization from a Pentecostal perspective empowers our graduate students to not only plant churches, but also to bring revitalization and health to churches in decline," Ford said in a release.
According to the college, the 48-hour graduate program is devoted to the centrality of Scripture, the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and a Pentecostal viewpoint in theology, ministry and life. Leadership, church planting, church revitalization and spiritual formation are key aspects of the program.