The Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership (MAML) is an accelerated online and blended program designed to equip local church, non-profit, and parachurch leaders with tools for spiritual formation, biblical interpretation, and organizational leadership. In order to fit your unique needs and interests, the M. A. in Ministry Leadership also includes emphasis tracks in Pastoral Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Human Services, Educational Studies, and Clinical Pastoral Education.
Whether you are a pastor, associate pastor, nonprofit or lay leader, this flexible program can help you take the next step in your leadership journey. The fully online or blended program can be completed in just 18-22 months. If you have completed previous graduate work, you may be able to apply up to twelve credits of previous coursework toward this transfer-friendly degree. In addition, student may continue on from this MA degree to pursue the Master of Divinity or other graduate degree offerings including the MBA.
During this program, you will experience dynamic discussions in a rich, non-denominational setting and be involved in ministry through internships with the option to apply to an outside Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program to be trained for chaplaincy work.
Personal and spiritual formation for leadership provides a foundation for growing skills in strategic planning, communication, and cultural impact. Faculty are practitioner scholars who have a personal vision to help you grow as a ministry leader.
This is a practical ministry degree program designed to prepare you to make an impact in your world.
You will be challenged to grow in your own spiritual life and pursuit of your calling. You will also discuss contemporary theological issues while maintaining a commitment to the authority of God’s Word. You will develop strategies for reproducing leaders in a diverse and increasingly global world.
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This degree prepares students for careers in Pastoral ministry, Church administration, Nonprofit leadership, Executive Leadership, Human Services, Youth and family ministry, Children’s ministry, Church planting, Chaplaincy, Mission work, Christian education, Higher education, and Bi-vocational ministry.
Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.
Dr. Brown earned her Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada California. She earned her Master of Divinity from M. Christopher White School of...Read Full Bio
Prior to teaching at Northwestern, Dr. Lemke was an Assistant Professor of Ministry Leadership at Crown College, taught English as a second language at Ball State University, and was also an Adjunct...Read Full Bio