New York School of the Bible & Calvary Baptist

New York School of the Bible and Calvary Baptist Church logos

Wheaton College, New York School of the Bible, and Calvary Baptist Church in New York will be partnering together to offer our Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership degree program and certificates specifically for students preparing for or currently in ministry.

The New York School of the Bible is a continuing adult education program designed for believers to deepen their understanding of the Bible and gain confidence in sharing the gospel message. Its distinctive is that NYSB students come from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and educational backgrounds – each with a heart to study God’s word and further the gospel message.

Students connected to NYSB/Calvary Baptist Church can pursue a master's degree through Wheaton College and receive a 15% tuition discount. 

The core of the M.A. in Ministry Leadership curriculum focuses on three competency areas:

  • Bible and Theology
  • Mission
  • Leadership

In this modular program of online (and, in the future, in-person courses), you will network and work alongside like-minded students, and you will be empowered to infuse classroom knowledge and insights back into your ministry team. Thanks to the flexible learning format, you can do all this while continuing in ministry leadership. 


  • The M.A. in Ministry Leadership can be completed in 3.5 years.
  • Cohorts consist of 15-25 leaders.
  • Cohort students receive up to a 15% tuition discount.
  • Programs offer flexible scheduling and online work, allowing students to remain in work or ministry while completing the degree.

In addition, cohort members will experience:

  • Leadership Development
    Wheaton College curriculum provides holistic spiritual, theological, and practical development for emerging leaders 

  • Learning from Leaders in Ministry
    Courses are taught by world-class faculty with academic credentials and practical experience.

  • Renewed Vision for Mid-Career Leaders
    Gain enhanced skills from engagement in these courses.

  • Collaborative Team Building
    The cohort learning model builds relationships that promote ministry effectiveness, continual learning, networking, and encouragement.

  • Improvement
    The assignments completed during this degree will be specifically related to the practice of your ministry and leadership. You will create relevant program plans, solve real problems, and personalize evaluation for your ministry.  

Ready to enroll? Contact Heather Matthews to learn more about Wheaton College Graduate School's degree programs. Or check out our admission requirements and begin your application today.