The Master of Arts in Leadership is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in church administration and/or leadership. The program integrates theology with leadership through an expanded curriculum of leadership courses. Graduates of this program will be prepared for ministries in discipleship, church administration, and executive or denominational leadership.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate a growing, Christlike character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
  • Students will be able to understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate competence in local church leadership.
Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
31980  Written Communication (if required) (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies (27 hours)
20200  Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220  Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
22100  Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200  Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220  Introduction to the New Testament II 3
26200  Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060  Systematic Theology I 3
27070  Systematic Theology II 3
27080  Systematic Theology III 3
32100  Personal Evangelism 3
32960  Introduction To Missiology 3
40150  Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
40200  The Worshiping Church 3
Leadership Concentration (21 hours)
33020  Leadership in Intercultural Contexts 3
40080  Christian Leadership 3
42210  Dynamics of Organizational Leadership 3
42450  Change and Conflict Management 3
45260  Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
 45400  Christian Teaching 3
BGS Applied Ministry: 44920 (2 hours)
Total: 61
Written Communication (if required) +2