MA in Ministry Leadership

Ministry Leadership

The Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership is a degree program that exists to prepare students to lead and serve in various ministry contexts. Students in this program will develop the skills to effectively lead, resolve organizational conflict, and equip others to serve in ministry. In this program, you’ll learn from pastors and leaders who have a thorough understanding of church administration and how to lead change. We have designed this program so you can stay in your current leadership role while you complete your classes through online and hybrid formats. The MA in Ministry Leadership is for students who want to maximize their leadership skills and develop the next generation of servant leaders.

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.

Who will teach me?