MA in Ministry Leadership

Ministry Leadership

The Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership degree is designed to equip students with the competencies necessary to serve as effective servant leaders in churches, Christian organizations and other contexts.

This program requires students to complete 37 credit hours in the Master of Arts core including courses in Old Testament, New Testament, theology, Christian ethics and more. These courses provide the biblical and thelogical foundation for the other, more narrowly-focused courses. Students are also required to complete 12 credit hours of ministry leadership requirements.
Admission to this program is limited to persons holding a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent who also meet all other admission requirements for the seminary.
This degree can be completed through a combination of online and hybrid courses. Students can live where they serve and still get a robust theological education.

Program at a glance

Total hours
This program includes 37 hours of core studies and 12 hours of prescribed Ministry Studies Area courses, for a total of 49 semester hours of credit.

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What courses will I take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • CED 6500 - Organizational Change and Conflict Resolution
  • CED 6640 - Team Ministry Leadership
  • PMN 6760 - Leading Self and Others
  • PMN 6765 - Organizational Design
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Serve as an executive or administrative pastor in a local church
  • Develop methods to train lay leaders within the church
  • Write for Christian literary publications
  • Equip the body of Christ to lead in secular contexts

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

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