The Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture is an innovative and holistic educational experience designed primarily for pastors currently engaged in ministry. This three-year program, conducted primarily in an online classroom, includes instruction from strategic, global Anabaptist leaders and is grounded in the Anabaptist tradition. The program requires students to serve in your local church for 10 hours per week, attend a weekly 90-minute synchronous discussion via video conference, attend three one-week retreats in North America, and create their own cross-cultural experience before graduation. Each student will be assigned a coach or spiritual director to help him or her develop into a highly equipped ministry leader.
- 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
- Fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Pending Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation.
With a Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture, you will be able to integrate theory and practice. As the Christian church looks to creatively navigate current culture, this degree will help graduates prepare to lead the church into the future with a distinct ability to understand sub-cultures, theology and leadership practice. Graduates will also learn to cultivate the important practice of caring for their own souls throughout the course of their future ministry.
Brian Ross, D.Min.
Assistant Professor, Program Director, Christian Ministry, Master of Divinity & Ministry Leadership and Culture
Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.
Dean of the Seminary, Associate Professor, J.B. Toews Chair of History and Theology, Interim Vice President of the Seminary
Tim Geddert, Ph.D.
Professor, Program Director, New Testament
Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Professor, Program Director, Theology & Intercultural Studies M.A.
Lynn Jost, Ph.D.
Professor, Program Director, Old Testament, Director of the Anabaptist Center
David Bruce Rose, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Terry Brensinger, Ph.D.
Professor of Pastoral Education
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Admission form and fee ($90)
- Personal profile statement
- Three letters of references
- Writing sample
Biblical And Theological Reflection
|BIB 734||Understanding, Interpreting and Listening to Scripture *||3|
|BIB 744||Exploring God's Self-Revelation||3|
|BIB 721||The Kingdom, the Church, and the Mission of God||3|
|THEO 718||Following Jesus, Living Out the Implications||3|
|HIST 724||The Story of Radical Renewal Movements Through Church History||3|
|BLIT 700||Journeying Deep Into Scripture||3|
* Includes study of a biblical book
Personal and Holistic Formation
|BIB 724||Engaging the Bible with New Eyes||1.5|
|MIN 706||Discerning Personal Vocation and Calling||1.5|
|MIN 710||Spiritual Formation||2|
|MIN 721||Building a Deep and Sustainable Life||3|
|THEO 720||Technology, Theology & Spirituality||1.5|
Radical and Practical Application
|THEO 725||Investigating Western Culture and Local Contexts||1.5|
|MIN 718||Effective Contemporary Public Communication||3|
|MIN 736||Entrepreneurial Leadership of Non-Profit Organizations||1.5|
|MIN 738||Collaborative Leadership||1.5|
|MIN 755||Transformative Outreach for Disciple-Making||1.5|
|MIN 757||Forming a Community of Mercy, Justice and Peace||3|
|MIN 758||The Abundant Community: Transformational Leadership in a Context of Concentrated Poverty||3|
|COUN 768||Serving Resiliently Through Crises and Trauma||3|
|MIN 749||Cross-Cultural Experience||2.5|
|MIN 790||Creative Capstone Project||2|