Master of Arts in Leadership

The Master of Arts in Leadership prepares persons for specialized ministry in church administration and leadership.

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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to…

  • Demonstrate a growing, Christ-like character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
  • Understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Demonstrate a philosophy of Christian leadership to guide them in a specialized leadership ministry in the local church.
Program Requirements

Note: Continuing students should consult the Academic Catalog for the year in which they started for course requirements as the current requirements may have changed.

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Master of Arts Core Studies 42
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
28700 Christian Apologetics 3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction To Missiology 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
40200 The Worshiping Church 3
Leadership Concentration 18
40080 Christian Leadership 3
42210 Shared Leadership in the Local Church 3
42450 Leading Change in the Local Church 3
45150 Models of Christian Discipleship 3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
45400 Christian Teaching 3
Applied Ministry 1
44920 Applied Ministry: BGS or 1
44930 Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership
Total Master of Arts in Leadership Requirements 61
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