The InMinistry Center was created on the campus of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in 2001. Originally designed to deliver the off-campus option of the Master of Divinity, it now serves pastors pursuing the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry degree. With approximately 200 students across the US, Canada, and Bermuda, the Center serves English-speaking North American Division Adventist pastors seeking masters-level theological education by providing:
- All classes necessary for the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (MAPMIN) degree
- General continuing education opportunities and resources (CEU)
Field-delivered intensive classes by Seminary professors and other ministry practitioners accentuate adult learning in the context of active ministry practice. Intensive classes are offered twice a year (mid-April and November) often integrating class projects applicable to ministry.
Classes cover the spectrum of biblical, theological, mission, ministry praxis, and church history. Admission requires an accredited bachelor degree, and is age and ministry specific.
Course delivery currently occurs in seven unions of the North American Division (see degree program for specifics). A student in the MAPMin degree can expect to complete the full program in less than four years, including one session on the campus of Andrews University.