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Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

The goal of the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL) program is to provide basic theological and ministry education for students who desire to be better equipped for ministry and/or advance their employment setting. Students will complete courses that are applicable to the marketplace and for the education ministry of a local church. Further, missionary candidates whose mission board requires a year of graduate theological education for appointment will benefit from the MACL. With two tracks (Spiritual Leadership and Educational Leadership), the MACL is a strong fit for those who have limited time to attend graduate school.

Aaron Meraz, Ph.D., D.Min.
W.A. Criswell Chair of Evangelism
Assistant Professor of Church Planting & Revitalization
Director of the Church Planting and Revitalization Center
 
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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.