Taking advantage of the region’s unique geographic and demographic landscape, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary uses Fresno and the surrounding areas as an “urban laboratory” to train current practitioners and emerging leaders to impact urban centers. Students will develop excellent organizational leadership skills in order to effect sustainable change. Partnering with The Center for Community Transformation (CCT), The Master of Arts in Community Leadership and Transformation (MACLT) is a flagship program for the FPU Biblical Seminary. The CCT seeks to provide a faith-rooted, institutional engine and catalyst for systemic and sustainable transformation of a unique region into communities characterized by abundance and peace. The CCT is head-quartered on the seminary campus.
- Purposeful community of learners and leaders
- Experienced and published faculty
- Theologically diverse student body
- MFT and ministry students integrated in foundational courses
- Options to study in Israel and/or attend the Hispanic Summer Program
- Diverse practicum opportunities
- Online courses available
- Fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
A Master of Arts in Community Leadership and Transformation will equip graduates practically, personally and theologically to provide effective leadership in urban areas in North American and global contexts. Graduates will be prepared to lead congregations and faith-based community benefit organizations in today’s complex urban environments.
Randy White, D.Min.
Tim Geddert, Ph.D.
Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Lynn Jost, Ph.D.
Brian Ross, D.Min.
- Commitment to and desire for Christian ministry and service
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Online application and fee ($90)
- Personal profile questions
- Three letters of reference
- Writing sample
Required Courses (48 Units)
Biblical and Theological Reflection (13.5 Units)
|BIB 709||Bible Knowledge Requirement Seminar||0|
|BIB 725||Understanding, Interpreting and Teaching Scripture *||2-3|
|BIB 720||The Church and God’s Mission in the World||3|
|MIN 704||Discerning Vocation and Calling||1|
|MIN 750D||Cross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco||1.5|
|THEO 730||Discipleship and Ethics **||2-3|
|BIB 761||Theology for Transformation||3|
|MIN 765||Spiritual Direction for the Community Developer||0|
* May be taken as a 2 unit course
** Must be taken as a 3 unit course
Community Leadership and Transformation (21.5 Units)
|MIN 754||Engaging the City||3|
|MIN 726||Kingdom Entrepreneurship||3|
|MIN 756||Ministry Among Marginalized People||3|
|MIN 716||Advocacy and Public Policy||1.5|
|MIN 751||Serving and Shaping Diverse Ministry Environments||3|
|MIN 752||Into the Neighborhood||3|
|PACS 700||Peacemaking Institute and Mediation *||2-3|
|THEO 740||Global Christian Theologies||2-3|
* May be taken as a 2 unit course
Capstone Learning (6-9 Units)
|BIB 790CLT||Senior Seminar Community Leadership||3|
|or MIN 799||Thesis||3-6|
|MIN 770CLT||Ministry Discernment Community Leadership and Transformation||0|
Students must choose one option
|MIN 795A||Community Leadership Transformation Practicum I||1.5|
|and MIN 795B||Community Leadership Transformation Practicum II||1.5|
|or MIN 795C||CLT Practicum: Organizational Leadership||1.5|
Must include 1.5 units from COUN courses