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Mid-America Christian University Approved as Recommended Educational Institution

Keith Boyette 

Mid-America Christian University (MACU), a private Christian university located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been approved as a recommended educational institution at which persons can complete courses to satisfy the educational requirements for ordination as a deacon or elder in the Global Methodist Church provided that the person resides outside the United States and western Europe. The Transitional Leadership Council placed MACU on the recommended educational institution list at its March 27 meeting.

MACU is an endorsed agency of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana), which upholds Christian belief in the same Wesleyan theological stream as the Global Methodist Church. Formed in 1953 for the purpose of training leaders for ministry, MACU offers 158 degree and program options, including the Bachelor of Science degrees in Christian Ministries and in Ministry Leadership. MACU’s president, Phil Greenwald, is a deacon in the Global Methodist Church.

Persons pursuing ordination in the GM Church, who reside outside the United States and western Europe, may complete their educational requirements for ordination in a bachelor’s degree program in ministry. MACU offers such degree programs, along with undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, psychology, education, biology, and many others from a Wesleyan perspective. MACU courses are offered in both residential and virtual formats. It is the first educational institution recommended by the GM Church for persons pursuing ordination who reside outside the United States and western Europe. Undergraduate courses offered by MACU do not currently satisfy the GM Church educational requirements for ordination for persons residing in the United States or western Europe.

The GM Church looks forward to adding additional educational institutions to its recommended list. For information about other educational institutions that have been approved as recommended educational institutions, read the articles here and here.

Rev. Keith Boyette is the Transitional Connectional Officer of the Global Methodist Church, its chief executive and administrative officer.

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