All students are required to demonstrate their expertise in the field of applying biblical knowledge, theology, and ministry skills in the local church or other ministry setting. Students may select their own project subject to the approval of the Program Director and faculty. Each student will work closely with a professor in the Master of Arts in Christian Studies program who specializes in the chosen area. Students need to think about their final project well before taking the course and need to secure approval for their project at least one full semester before taking the course. The final project will be reviewed by all program faculty and the grade will be assigned by the program faculty. The ministry project will serve as a graduate thesis and a copy will become a major part of the student's portfolio. Credit, 3 hours. Offered as needed.