Leaders from the RCA will undertake the M.A. in Ministry Leadership program in a cohort model. The cohort model offers a unique opportunity for leaders to support and learn from one another. The cohorts include 15-25 students that often become a tight-knit community over the course of the program
The M.A. in Ministry Leadership allows leaders to grow in their Biblical knowledge and leadership skills as they continue to shepherd and grow their ministry. It’s designed to help any church leader translate theology into compelling practical ways to serving their people.
Although M.A. students share the same hunger for growing in Biblical knowledge, they also bring variety of viewpoints. Ministry leaders represent different backgrounds and ideas across the evangelical spectrum. There is a great benefit to the collaboration and learning that can further impact leaders as they lead their churches each week.
Author and speaker, Ann Voskamp, is among a group of leaders in ministry who have recently decided to become students again through Wheaton College’s school of Mission, Ministry and Leadership. She is joined by others like Christine Caine with Propel and James Meeks with Salem Baptist Church. Ann has this to say about why she believes in the importance of pursuing this educational experience:
“Ultimately, we are as helpful teachers as we are humble learners. Leaning into a kneeled posture of humility to receive leaves us better positioned to pour out more thoughtfully. The professors at Wheaton walk in a brilliant humility and to listen and learn from their experiences, their readings, their perspective, and to bring that wealth of wisdom that has been tried and tested by time to our own lives is needful and transformative.”
The M.A. in Ministry Leadership focuses on three key areas: mission, Bible and theology, and leadership. World-renowned faculty train Christian leaders for challenges they face in a constantly changing culture.
The majority of coursework is completed online, so leaders can continue their ministry where they live in preach. Over the course of the program, the cohort will gather twice each year to learn and collaborate in person.
In a full cohort, RCA leaders receive a 25 percent discount scholarship towards tuition. The cohort is open to all church leaders, whether they are certified ministers or lead in an unofficial capacity at their church.
Our equipping churches team is dedicated to supporting you in your ministry. For us, there’s nothing better than walking alongside you and your church, helping you take your next step toward fulfilling God’s vision for your ministry. Our partnership with Wheaton College helps you do that.
For more information on the M.A. Ministry Leadership degree offered in partnership with RCA, contact Ashley Condra at firstname.lastname@example.org.