Master of the Arts in Christian Leadership

The program leading to the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL) degree is designed to provide graduate-level biblical and theological education that prepares students for leadership roles in a wide variety of ministry settings. The MACL prepares students to assume leadership positions in churches, Christian schools and colleges, missions organizations and local communities.


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Bridge Courses


LEA501 Holiness and Humility in the Life of the Minister


LEA502 Contemporary Theories and Practice of Leadership


EDU501 Course Planning and Design


LEA503 The Art of Preaching


PM502 Developing Christian Community


PM601 Biblical Paradigms for Ministry


EDU612 Fundamentals of Teaching


LEA700 Capstone Project




Program Goals

Students who complete the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL) should be able to demonstrate:

  • Understanding of a biblical and theological foundation for Christian leadership;
  • The ability to apply the practical skills associated with being an effective Christian leader in their ministry setting;
  • Commitment to person spiritual formation and the renewal in order to be an agent of personal spiritual growth and renewal in the lives of others.

Cohort Model

Courses in the MACL degree program take place in a cohort model, which means students begin their degree together on campus at orientation and then proceed through each of the courses in a prescribed order until they graduate together. This model not only helps motivate students to keep going; it creates a spiritual and relational bond with fellow students moving through the degree program, allowing students to rejoice and struggle together and to be accountable to one another.

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