Program Overview

Amridge University offers a Master of Science in Ministerial Leadership for students and professionals in ministry services who are interested in working as a leader in a Christian ministry and in developing a practitioner approach to Biblical studies. In addition, students will develop the foundation for the pursuit of advanced studies and programs such as the Master of Divinity in Ministerial Leadership and Doctor of Ministry degree.

The program consists of classroom courses that emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education that will be applicable on the job. Those classes include critical introduction to the New Testament, introduction to pastoral counseling, critical introduction to the Old Testament, research and evaluation, spiritual leadership, homiletics, leadership visualization and values, hermeneutics, organizational communication, personal evangelism, theories of motivational leadership, systematic theology, ministerial leadership, and the Book of Acts.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate the student has been able to apply the principles learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate the skills necessary to work in Christian ministry, to demonstrate the learned biblical principles necessary to practice ministry, and to be prepared to teach undergraduate courses at the college level in Ministerial Leadership.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Amridge University is a private, non-profit university that is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Amridge University was founded in 1967, in Montgomery, AL and was originally known as the Alabama Christian School of Religion. Throughout its history, Amridge University has primarily served as a theological seminary, training ministers in Bible and Christian counseling, but has expanded its educational programs over the years and now offers additional degrees, all of which are taught from a Christian perspective. Amridge’s Turner School of Theology is a central part of the university and offers all levels of degrees in ministry and theology.

    Primarily a distance learning university offering all of its programs online, Amridge University also offers classes at its 9-acre campus, located in Montgomery, Alabama. The Amridge campus consists of a single structure, known as the Morgan W. Brown Building that contains the universities classrooms, library and administrative offices. Satellite campuses exist in Nashville, Tennesee, and Phoenix, Arizona. 

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