The Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership Executive Program is ideal for individuals involved in or who wish to be involved in ministry and church leadership. Those who have begun their careers in the Christian church may enhance their abilities in management, motivation, and ethical principles that can help them lead faith based organizations. This degree builds on the theological and pastoral skills of church leaders as it expands their ability to lead and reach out to others as a member of the Christian church. The program is especially designed to train Christian leaders to work effectively in a changing world and across cultures.
Students will be taught practical theology (in general as well as in the Pentecostal Church), strategies of a leader involved in missions, and the cultural engagement of the Christian church. Individuals may learn about managing the finances of a church properly, how to deal with change and conflict within a faith organization, and methods of renewing the “Local Church”. Other topics of study include pastoral counseling that is holistically focused, teaching and preaching the Bible, being a disciple that is spirit-lead and empowered, what makes a Pentecostal leader, and being a church leader that spans across various cultures.
This program has the potential to be completed within 14 months. Most courses can be completed online, though there are monthly classroom sessions (three or four days each) on-campus at various locations which involve lectures and hands-on training. There will also be sessions in Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Washington DC where students will meet with individuals who lead ministerial-focused groups and companies.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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