M.A. in Ministry Leadership Curriculum


This is an example. Please note that the most current and official curriculum information is found in our Course Catalog.

Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

As cultural changes accelerate, we need ministry leaders who can make disciples who are pursuing Jesus’ mission in the world. The M.A. in Ministry Leadership requires 42 hours of course work and is built with three core competency areas to train those types of leaders.

All students must complete:

Mission Core
The mission core is designed to train ministry leaders to be change agents for the Church and society and lead churches that grow through conversion.  

EVAN 526 Gospel: Theological Perspectives (4 hours)  
EVAN 542 Church: Movements and Models (4 hours)  
EVAN 545 Culture: Emerging and Global (4 hours)

Bible and Theology Core
The Bible and Theology core is designed to ground ministry leaders with a strong biblical, evangelical foundation so they can thoughtfully engage the world for Christ. 

BITH 533 Exploring the Old Testament (4 hours) 
BITH 555 Exploring the New Testament (4 hours) 
BITH 565 Christian Theology (4 hours) 
BITH 566 Foundations for Biblical Interpretation (4 hours)  

Leadership Core
The Leadership core is designed to help ministry leaders effectively lead organizations, themselves, and others, using their influence to transform the people and communities around them. 

MIN 547 Preaching (2 hours)
MIN 559 Organizational and Change Leadership in Ministry (4 hours)   
MIN 561 Congregational Leadership: Worship, Discipleship, and Care (4 hours) 
MML 512  Leadership and Spiritual Formation (4 hours)

MIN 692 Comprehensive Exam (0 hours)

Total                                                                    42 hours