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Three New MAPS Emphases at Multnomah Biblical Seminary

Multnomah Biblical Seminary will launch three new Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) emphases: Chaplaincy, Pastoral Counseling and Care, and General Studies. The new programs will begin in fall 2008.

Three New MAPS Emphases

1. The Chaplaincy emphasis is ideal for those with a desire to become chaplains in a hospital, the armed forces, or in other settings. The Chaplaincy emphasis provides the training needed to become board certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains (for hospital or healthcare-related work) and the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (for military-related work). It is also available as an emphasis within the Seminary's MDIV program.

2. The Pastoral Counseling and Care emphasis is intended for pastors, pastoral staff, and church and ministry leaders. The program equips those in a ministry setting with enhanced skills in counseling, referral, and encouragement.

3. The General Studies emphasis allows students to tailor their courses to a particular need or goal within the MAPS degree, which includes a complete, foundational study in Bible and theology.


 "The MAPS program is focused on training pastors with the tools they need to shepherd their churches," Dr. John Wecks, professor of Bible and chair of Pastoral Ministries Department said. "These new emphases will go a long way in equipping our students for the ministries God leads them to after graduation."

Contact Info

For more information on the three new MAPS emphases, please contact Multnomah Biblical Seminary at 800.275.4672 or