Master of Arts in Family Ministry
The purpose of the Master of Arts in Family Ministry is to enrich the church’s ministry to families by developing skilled and knowledgeable family ministry leaders. The primary goals of the MAFM are:
- To equip students to promote individual and family wellness in the church through an understanding of psychology, marriage and family studies, and Christian theology
- To provide an understanding of systems theory as a foundation to relational and leadership principles for effective church ministry in various cultural contexts
- To foster spiritual formation through the integration of faith and learning
Beginning in Fall 2011, Hardin-Simmons University and Logsdon Seminary launched a licensure option in connection with the Master of Arts in Family Ministry (MAFM). For seminary students seeking careers in counseling or marriage and family therapy, this program option allows for simultaneous completion of both the Master of Arts in Family Ministry and the Master of Arts in Family Psychology (MAFP).
The new MAFM/MAFP dual degree program will provide ATS-accredited preparation for Christian ministry from Logsdon Seminary and fully-accredited training in psychology and marriage and family therapy from Hardin-Simmons University’s Department of Psychology. Students in this dual program will complete 77-hours of total coursework, satisfying the academic requirements of licensure as a professional counselor and/or marriage and family therapist.
Dr. Randall Maurer serves as the Program Director for the Master of Arts in Family Ministry. Any academic questions should be addressed to his office (325.670.1599;
). For more detailed information on the Master of Arts in Family Ministry, see the Logsdon Seminary Catalog.
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