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M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership

M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership

Why Pursue an M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership?

The Master of Arts in Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College will equip you to think critically and act creatively to communicate the gospel and lead the change that’s needed in our contemporary, multi-ethnic world.

Academic Programs

A New Type of Leader

As cultural changes accelerate, we need a new type of leader who is prepared to reach people and make disciples who pursue Jesus’ mission in the world. We need evangelistic leaders who are change agents for the Church and society. We need churches that grow through conversion. Find out how you can become a cutting edge evangelistic leader and change agent for the church and world.

Why Study Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton?

The M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership is a degree for leaders with evangelistic passion and missional edge. It will motivate and equip you to become a change agent for the gospel in whatever church, organizational, marketplace, or missionary context in which you find yourself. This means these skills will be usable in whatever setting the gospel is needed: an accounting firm, church, summer camp, international business (or missions), and really anywhere else.

You will learn from world-class leaders who are driving scholarship in thought and praxis. With experience in pastoral ministry, church planting, intercultural studies, missiology, polling, and much more, the diverse and accomplished faculty are essential to the uniqueness and caliber of the program.

In the M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership program, you will:

  • Understand how to apply the gospel in emerging and post-Christian cultural contexts.
  • Develop a rich theological understanding of the gospel in all its dimensions.
  • Gain essential cross-cultural communication and relational skills to be an impact player in the global mission of Jesus.

Many students work in their current business or ministry while completing the program part time. This way, students come to campus just three weeks a year and are able to immediately apply their learning in their current context while earning a Master's degree. 

As a part of our mission to commit to the development of missional organizations, we have developed partnerships with various ministries and organizations in order to make graduate education more affordable.

Students currently involved with any of these ministries may qualify for up to 25% off tuition for all courses.

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Dr. Ed Stetzer considers how the Wheaton College Statement of Faith is reflected in the Evangelism and Leadership program. View the complete Statement of Faith Video Series.

I was always challenged in significant ways by the diversity of perspectives and experiences shared by my classmates. — Allison Borton, M.A.
Ed Stetzer Billy Graham Center Wheaton College IL
Dr. Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer is an author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter, and Christian missiologist. Stetzer heavily involved in the conversation on Christian cultural engagement. In the Evangelism and Leadership program, he will serve as a teacher and mentor as students learn from his experience to think creatively about the gospel.

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Reimagining Evangelism

Burning Man - a festival of creativity, self-reliance, spirituality, and decommodification - is not your typical home to Wheaton students. However, since 2010, the Evangelism and Leadership program has gone to teach intensive classes and conduct evangelism-related research. They come back with a new heart for the gospel.

Internships and Careers with M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership

As cultural changes accelerate, we need a new type of leader who is prepared to reach people and make disciples who pursue Jesus’ mission in the world. We need evangelistic leaders who are change agents for the Church and society. We need churches that grow through conversion.

Anyone with a passion for evangelism and mission. Many of our students work in ministry related settings while many are employed in business and other fields. The thing they all have in common though is a desire to transform their world with the power of the gospel.

The practical experience of an internship can be a valuable part of your education. Many internship possibilities can be found right in the Wheaton area. These will allow you to apply what you've learned in real-world ministry contexts following graduation, or in some cases, while you complete the degree program.

Additionally, our commitment to evangelistic and missional organizations means we offer discounts to prospective students currently involved with any of these organizations. 

Partnerships

The degree is designed to be useful in practically any career you may find yourself in. That said, many of our alumni have found themselves in careers in all different fields all over the world. Some of those include:

  • Television executive producer and host
  • Director of Youth and Family Ministries
  • Pastor
  • Author and Blogger
  • Speaker