Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (M.A.C.L.) provides hands-on, pragmatic application of complex theological truths. Relevant to those in both ministry and the marketplace, this degree offers training in leadership, administration, and conflict management alongside core biblical principles. Applicants choose from two specialized program tracks: Spiritual Leadership or Educational Leadership.

This degree may be completed fully online, partially online, or in the classroom.

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).

Minimum Degree Requirements (36 Hours)

 

Prerequisites*

EMS 101        Personal Evangelism
THS 102         Survey of Theology

 

Core Curriculum (36 Hours)

BIB 505             Biblical Hermeneutics
EMS 525           Intercultural Communication
EMS 550           History and Theology of Missions
MIN 505           Christian Leadership
MIN 612           Organizational Management
MIN 614           Educational Ministry in the Church
MIN 616           Principles of Teaching
PHI 502            Philosophy of Religion
PHI 540            Moral Philosophy
THS 504           Spiritual Foundations

One of the following:

MIN 625          Topics in Leadership
MIN 710          Topics in Ministry

One of the following:

THS 603          Church History
THS 604          Baptist History and Distinctives

 

Applied Studies

AMP 500         Applied Ministry Project (non-credit, required each semester)

 

*Graduate students need only take the degree prerequisites listed above, not the prerequisites for those classes listed in the undergraduate course descriptions. All degree prerequisites must be completed within the first 50% of course work for the degree. Until degree prerequisites are satisfied, a prerequisite must be taken each semester in which a student is enrolled.

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