Graduate Studies


Are you currently in ministry among Jewish people or thinking about applying as a mission worker? Do you work for a church or serve as a volunteer in an area with a high concentration of Jewish people? Are you hoping to gain some expertise on witnessing to Jewish people to share with your congregation? Are you finishing a career, thinking of retirement, and wanting to continue learning and making yourself available to serve the Lord – perhaps among Jewish people? Then the following opportunity might just be perfect for you.

M.A. In Ministry And Leadership – Jewish Ministry

The Jews for Jesus ministry has a unique partnership with Western Seminary to offer a Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership degree in Jewish Ministry. This program is designed for anyone engaged in, or desiring preparation for, vocational ministry among Jewish people. The flexible course design is especially good for students who would benefit from online learning opportunities, as well as a modular in-residence course format. The curriculum provides specialized graduate level theological, biblical, anthropological and intercultural studies in the specialized field of Jewish ministry.


  • Students have the opportunity to take a sequence of courses to build their understanding of Bible and theology. The additional core courses are strategically designed for specialization in Jewish ministry.
  • Sixty (60) units are required to fulfill the M.A. in Ministry and Leadership – Jewish Ministry Track.
  • Classes are held at Western’s Portland campus
  • Complete 2/3 of classes online, and the remainder during three summers in residence at the Portland Campus.


Coursework is fully integrative for anyone who desires to go on to complete a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree (90 units). Students desiring only the Bible, theology and Jewish Ministry courses may complete a Graduate Studies Diploma (30 units). A Graduate Studies Certificate is offered for anyone interested in the Jewish Ministry courses alone (16 units to complete).

Why Western Seminary?

Founded in 1927, Western Seminary has held an uncompromising commitment to train Christians to guide and strengthen God’s Church, transforming the world with His Gospel.  Learn more here.