Master’s of the Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL)

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.

Course Schedule

January 8-12, 2018 EDU 501 Fundamentals of Teaching
March 5-9, 2018 PM 501 Biblical Paradigms for Ministry
April 30-May 4, 2018 LEA 402 Contemporary Theories & Practice of Leadership
June 25-29, 2018 LEA 501 Holiness & Humility in the Life of the Leader
August 20-24, 2018 EDU 502 Course Planning & Design
October 15-19, 2018 LEA 604 Ethical Challenges of Leadership
December 3-7, 2018 RES 702 Capstone Project (submitted on or before May 3, 2019)
January 7-11, 2019 LEA 600 Financial Management for Non-Profits
February 18-22, 2019 PM 502 Developing Christian Community
April 1-5, 2019 LEA 603 Organizational Culture & Change
May, 2019 Graduation

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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