African American Church Evangelism Institute

AACEI Masters Degree Cohort

Deepen your understanding of ministry, mission, leadership, theology, and scripture with faculty, leaders, and students at Wheaton College Graduate School.

The African-American Church Evangelism Institute equips African-American pastors and churches to engage their communities and grow their churches through reaching the lost and adding new believers. 

AACEI cohort participants can receive up to 10 credits of advanced standing and save close to 25% on tuition.

M.A. in Ministry Leadership Program Highlights

  • 42 credit hours
  • Flexible and modular for ministry leaders: on-campus intensives and online courses
  • Learn in a cohort with like-minded students and faculty
  • Receive up to another 25% discount as part of the cohort
  • 3 core competency areas to deepen your ministry: Bible & theology, mission, and leadership

In order to receive advanced standing, students will complete a few additional readings and assignments to augment the AACEI cohort experience and then join us for a one-week intensive on campus at Wheaton during the summer. This week of study will focus on Organizational and Change Leadership and Church Models and Movements. You will get this enriching week for free and qualify for a total of 10 credits of advanced standing toward your M.A. degree without paying any tuition for those 10 credits.

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