Overview

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership program equips persons to function effectively in a variety of leadership positions. The program serves future leaders who are called to local church settings, para-church organizations, college student development or in the marketplace.

Program Goals

  • Commit to cultivate holy love of God and neighbor demonstrated by a knowledge of and practice in the Christian disciplines including works of service, with particular attention to a Wesleyan understanding of the means of grace.
  • Articulate and integrate knowledge of Scripture and Wesleyan theology with the study of leadership and organizational theory.
  • Apply skills and competencies necessary for forming and developing leaders, leading teams and organizations, and leading change.
  • Increasingly embody relational practices in regard to self and others, arising from the Trinitarian image of God in humanity.
  • Demonstrate a developing passion for stewarding the mission of God through cultural and organizational analysis and contextualization in increasingly complex environments.
  • Increasingly embrace the practice of adaptive leadership as they learn together with others through challenges

Degree Map

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Hrs Course ID Course Name
Early
3 CD501 Vocation of Ministry (must be taken in initial 21 hours at ATS)
3 MS501 Missional Formation (must be taken in initial 21 hours at ATS)
3 BT501 Biblical Narrative
3 NT(IBS)510/511 NT(IBS)510 Matthew -or- NT(IBS)511 Mark
3 CS601 Christian Ethics
3 TH501 Basic Christian Doctrine
3 CL605 Christian Leadership Identity
3 CL610 Theology of Servant Leadership
3 CL611 Foundations of Christian Leadership
Final
3 TH601 Theology of John Wesley
3 CH501 Church History — One
3 CL613 Theology and Practice of Equipping the Laity
3 CL615 or CL617 Cross-Cultural Leadership -or- Urban Leadership
3 CL717 Apostolic Leadership
3 Leadership Elective Choose a course from the following nomenclatures: CL618, CL/MS621, CL622/MS722
3 Leadership Elective Choose a course from the following nomenclatures: CL618, CL/MS621, CL622/MS722
1 MM514 Mentored Ministry in Christian Leadership—One
1 MM614 Mentored Ministry in Christian Leadership—Two [PRQ: MM514]
1 MM714 Mentored Ministry in Christian Leadership—Three [PRQ: MM614]
As Needed
3 Elective Course
3 Elective Course
3 Elective Course