Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

To service as a ministerial staff member (particularly as executive pastor, church administrator, church ministries director, lifespan ministry leader, worship leader, or associate pastor) in local churches as well as missions, denominational agencies, and other related ministries.

Program Outcomes

1. Knowledge and understanding of essential ministry administration and leadership practices used in local churches and its ministries.

2. Skill in creating a ministry leadership development strategy to help churches fulfill the great commission.

3. Growth in personal and spiritual maturity.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Adam Hughes (Program Supervisor)

  • Dr. Jody Dean (Program Coordinator/Advisor)

Program Requirements

Master of Arts Core (27 hours)

Biblical Studies (12 hours)

course

hours

Interpreting the Old Testament 1

3

Interpreting the Old Testament 2

3

Interpreting the New Testament 1

3

Interpreting the New Testament 2

3

Theological/Historical Studies (9 hours)

course

hours

Systematic Theology 1

3

Systematic Theology 2 

3

Baptist Heritage

3

Applied Ministry Studies (6 hours)
*One course from the Applied Ministry Studies section must be taken in a mentoring format

course

hours

Evangelism (M)

OR

Christian Missions (M)

3

Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (M)

3

Ministry Leadership Competency (18 hours)

course

hours

Teaching the Bible

3

Leading Team-Based Ministry (M)

3

Church Business Administration

3

Stress and Conflict Management

3

Church Leadership and Administration (M)

3

Select 3 hours from the following:

Worship Leadership

3

Pastoral Leadership

3

Leading in ______ (Children, Youth, Adult, etc.)

3

Disciple Making through Small Group Ministry (M)

3

Total Required: 45 hours

(M) Indicates course is available in a mentoring format, as well as other formats.

*One course from the Applied Ministry Studies section must be taken in a mentoring format.