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Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (M.A.C.L.) is designed to provide basic theological and ministry education for persons who want to be better equipped for ministry and/or advance in their employment setting, but who have little or no previous theological education and have limited time to attend graduate school. Upon successful completion of this degree plan, the student should evidence the skills, knowledge, and leadership abilities applicable in the marketplace and for successfully leading the educational ministry of a local church. Its design also qualifies a missionary candidate whose mission board requires a year of graduate theological education for appointment (e.g. those undertaking specialized assignments, such as in medicine or agriculture). Applicants choose from two specialized program tracks: Spiritual Leadership or Educational Leadership. Available on campus and online.

CURRICULUM

Minimum Degree Requirements (36 Hours)

PREREQUISITES*

EMS 101 Personal Evangelism
THS 203 Systematic Theology I
THS 301 Systematic Theology II

CORE CURRICULUM (18 Hours)

EDU 615 Conflict Management
MIN 505 Christian Leadership
NTS 500 Introducing the New Testament
OTS 500 Introducing the Old Testament
THS 504 Spiritual Foundations
THS 610 Theology of Leadership

ELECTIVE STUDIES (3 Hours)

APPLIED STUDIES

AMP 500 Applied Ministry Project (No Credit - Required Every Semester)
RES 601 Library Research Seminar (No Credit - Required Seminar)

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP TRACKS (15 Hours)

SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP TRACK

EDU 501 Educational Ministry in the Church
EDU 610 Organizational Management
MIN 625 Topics in Leadership
PHI 502 Philosophy of Religion

One of the following:

BIB 501 Bible Introduction
NTS 510 New Testament Intensive
OTS 510 Old Testament Intensive

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRACK

CSL 545 Educational Psychology
EDU 501 Educational Ministry in the Church
EDU 532 Principles of Teaching
EDU 610 Organizational Management

One of the following:

NTS 510 New Testament Intensive
OTS 510 Old Testament Intensive

 

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*Graduate students need only take the degree prerequisites listed above, not the prerequisites for those classes listed in the undergraduate course descriptions.

 

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