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Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

Seminary MA Ministry Leadership

Overview

The Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership prepares competent Christian leaders for church, lay ministry, and other workplace roles by combining graduate-level leadership training, biblical and theological studies, and specialized ministry apprenticeships.

Contextual Learning

In addition to specialized course work, students in this program will have the opportunity to work closely with expert leaders in ministry contexts tailored to their specific vocational interests and needs.

Total Credits Required: 48

The 48 credit-hour program focuses on four aspects of ministry leadership:

  • Leadership training – development of skills in leadership and administration
  • Biblical and theological literacy – provision of the biblical and theological framework for effective ministry leadership
  • Practical ministry and/or specialized areas of study – focus on practical ministry apprenticeships or specialized courses, which enable leaders to hone their knowledge and skills in a specific area
  • Spiritual formation – integration of spiritual development throughout the program

Courses

Total Credits Required: 48

Interpreting God’s Word 1

BI / TS – BI5101
3 credits

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Theological Foundations 2

BI / TS – TS5201
3 credits

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Old Testament Elective

BI / TS
3 credits

New Testament Elective

BI / TS
3 credits

Bible, Theology or Church History Elective

BI / TS
6 credits

A Biblical Theology & Hermeneutic of Leadership 3

LS5103
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Effective Communication in Leadership

LS6100
3 credits

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Contemporary Approaches to Leadership & Administration

EM5105
3 credits
*Done in conjunction with the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit

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Leadership Elective

LS
3 credits

Leadership Elective

LS
3 credits

Leadership Elective

LS
3 credits

Leadership Applied Focus Practicum 1 and 2

3 credits each

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Capstone Project

LS7200

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1 Students who already have an advanced undergraduate course in hermeneutics should choose an elective other than ‘Interpreting God’s Word’ in any area related to this degree.
2 Students who have a course similar to ‘Theological Foundations’ from their undergraduate degree should choose a  different elective in any area related to this degree.
3 Students who have a bible or theology undergraduate degree may use this course as one of their bible and theology electives.
4 Students with significant ministry experience may choose electives or directed studies to complete the requirement for Leadership Practicum 1 and 2, and the Capstone Thesis or Project.

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