Nov 30, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog

Ministry Leadership, MA


College Ministry
Academic Award Master of Arts
Credits Required 36 semester credits
Faculty Lead Joshua Ziefle
Concentrations Clinical Pastoral Education
CIP Code 39.0699

The Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership (MAML) is a 36-credit degree designed to help students develop a biblical, theological, and pastoral framework for leadership that is academically rigorous, praxis-oriented, and facilitates the growth and development of missional leadership for the twenty-first century Church.

Program Highlights

The MAML provides graduate students the opportunity to cultivate an academically informed biblical and theoretical approach for ministry leadership. This degree is concerned especially with developing and refining informed ministry practice and allows participants to develop ministry leadership skills helpful in their contexts. With the understanding that each set of ministry giftings and the varieties of settings in which ministry takes place are unique, this degree can provide a significant amount of elective space for students to explore their interests and develop their skills and perspectives.

For a full-time student, this program can take as little as two years, with courses scheduled across three annual terms (Fall, Spring, and Summer). The program delivery includes courses meeting for single four-day intensives and as a set of three Friday/Saturday weekend intensives. In some situations, students may elect to complete courses via an online delivery model or via the traditional semester model (classes meeting weekly or more often). This flexible delivery format is designed to accommodate the diverse needs of our graduate students.

Admissions

Admission into the Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership requires the completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Science (or an equivalent degree) from a regionally accredited college or university. Allowances may be made for degrees accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Students also complete the application and acceptance process for the College of Ministry Graduate School. The College of Ministry has rolling application dates. The application must be completed no later than two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Credit Transfer

MAML students may transfer up to 18 credit hours of eligible graduate level coursework (subject to Program Director’s approval) from an accredited institution towards their degree.

Program Outcomes

In addition to achieving the general goals of the University and the College of Ministry, completing the Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership results in the following learning outcomes:

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of pastoral care in the contemporary Church.
  2. Evaluate a practical approach to spiritual formation.
  3. Analyze Scripture using appropriate hermeneutical principles.
  4. Develop a team leadership strategy for congregational settings.

Ministry Leadership Electives: 9


(selected from CMIN, PCAR, and PMIN, plus the option of up to 3 credits from LDRS.)

Bible/Theology Electives: 6


(selected from BIBL, CHIS, LANG, THEO)

Total: 36 Semester Credits