MA in Church Revitalization

Church Revitalization

Southeastern is partnering with the Revitalize Network and Church Answers to provide The M.A. in Church Revitalization. This 37-hour vocational degree is designed to equip students to move established churches from flatlining to flourishing. Students desiring to enroll in this program must hold a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) and currently serve on staff at a local church or denominational entity.


The Revitalize Network is a non-profit organization that has the goal of seeing 200,000 churches replanted and revitalized through partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources, the North American Mission Board and Brentwood Baptist Church. The Revitalize Network seeks not only to provide resources to pastors called to revitalize and replant, but the organization also equips churches by helping them connect with one another. Church Answers is an organization that provides consulting for church leaders through digital platforms, including monthly coaching emails, online discussions with other pastors and online resources from Thom Rainer’s blog and podcast. Various levels of resources and consultation are available.

This degree can be completed through a combination of online and hybrid, and conference courses. Students can live where they serve and still get a robust theological education.

Program at a glance

Total hours
This program includes 25 credit hours in the Master of Arts core and 12 hours of specialization courses.

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What are some courses I will take?

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

  • PMN 6600 - Church Revitalization
  • PMN 6601 - Knowing Your Church and Community Practicum*
  • PMN 6602 - Leadership and Church Revitalization*
  • CED 6500 - Organizational Change and Conflict Resolution
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Work to develop practices that will help revitalize churches
  • Serve as senior/lead/executive/administrative pastor in local church revitalization's
  • Develop methods to train lay leaders within the church

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?