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Evangelism and Leadership Department

Our mission is to develop mission-driven, evangelistic leaders skilled in leading organizations, movements, and churches in culturally savvy ways for Christ and His Kingdom.

Evangelism and Leadership Class Wheaton College Graduate School

Our Programs

The Masters 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.


The Masters in Missional Church Movements is a degree for church and parachurch planters, reproducers, movement makers, and entrepreneurial leaders. It will prepare you to lead in your church, community, and/or workplace in order to see a gospel-centered transformation.

Most of our students work, so we have designed the degrees to flexible enough to fit within those busy schedules. Check out the specific options for each degree on those pages.

Week-long Intensive Classes

The main type of class in the program is a weeklong intensive that consists of either one 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses. A 4-credit intensive class meets for 8 hours per day over six days. A 2- credit intensive class meets for 8 hours per day for 3 days. Because students come from all over the world, these classes are a great opportunity to spend time getting to learn from the different perspectives each person brings.

In addition to the classroom hours, each class requires advance and post course work. Students should allow approximately 10 weeks to complete each class.

Advance Work

For intensive courses students will need to do advance work that consists of reading about 6 books for each week of classes, writing reading reviews for the books, and sometimes other assignments as well. We recommend students begin the work at least six weeks before the class starts, but they can begin anytime they are able as syllabi are posted as much in advance as we can arrange.

Post Work

Intensive courses require an assignment or final paper(s) run about 20 pages of writing and are due approximately 4 weeks after the last day of class. The exact date will be listed in the course syllabus.

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Dr. Ed Stetzer

The executive director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, Dr. Stetzer is also a prolific author and well-known conference and seminar leader who has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters, and held visiting professorships at several academic institutions. He will be directly involved in teaching and mentoring students.

Guest Faculty

In addition to our full-time faculty, the Evangelism and Leadership department also proudly features guest faculty. These guest faculty have had diverse and successful careers in publishing, pastoral ministry, church planting, leadership training, and more.