Master of Arts in Leadership Ministry

Purpose of the Program

The Master of Arts in Leadership Ministry (MALM) is a 72-hour program designed for those who desire to serve the church or a church-related ministry. The Interdisciplinary program provides a well-rounded biblical, theological, and practical understanding of the Christian faith in relation to other disciplines. Students may develop a concentration in one of three areas: Global Leadership, Christian Counseling, or Life Coaching. A minimum of 28 hours in a specific area must be taken to establish a concentration. The program is for the following:

  1. Christian workers (professional or lay) in positions where the master’s degree will allow entrance into a Christian vocation which would not otherwise be possible;
  2. Those who need a general seminary education and wish to gain further knowledge in areas associated with Christian leadership and ministry; and
  3. Those who wish to gain expertise in Global Leadership, Christian Counseling, or Life Coaching

 

The standard academic prerequisite for the MALM is a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must have read and signed that they are in agreement with and will uphold the Doctrinal Statement, that they will abide by the Biblical Code of Conduct, Academic Code of Honor, Drug and Alcohol Policy, Payment Policy, and all other academic and financial policies. Additional requirements can be found on the Application for Admission.

Program Requirements

GL 5545 Foundations of Transformational Leadership 4
GL 7547 The Leader’s Inner Journey 4
GL 7549 Dynamics of Team Leadership 4
GL 7552 Missional Thought and Theology 4
GL 7556 Missional Marketplace Ministry 4
GL 6580 Communication and Conflict Management 4
GL 7564 Relational Leadership 4
GL 7570 Vision, Mission & Organizational Effectiveness 4
LE 7561 Leadership Practicum 4
Interdisciplinary Electives (9) 36
Total Hours = 72

Program Requirements

GL 5545 Foundations of Transformational Leadership 4
GL 7547 The Leader’s Inner Journey 4
GL 7549 Dynamics of Team Leadership 4
GL 7552 Missional Thought and Theology 4
GL 7556 Missional Marketplace Ministry 4
GL 5513 Christianity and World Cultures 4
GL 5514 Strategies for Evangelism 4
GL 6580 Communication and Conflict Management 4
GL 7512 Leading for Global Impact 4
TH 7318 Christian Encounter With World Religions 4
Field Ministry or Practicum Elective 4
Interdisciplinary Electives (7) 28
Total Hours = 72

Program Requirements

GL 5545 Foundations of Transformational Leadership 4
GL 7547 The Leader’s Inner Journey 4
GL 7549 Dynamics of Team Leadership 4
GL 7552 Missional Thought and Theology 4
GL 7556 Missional Marketplace Ministry 4
CO 5711 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling 4
CO 5730 Introduction to Crisis Intervention 4
CO 5740 Introduction to Marriage & Family 4
GL 6580 Communication and Conflict Management 4
Interdisciplinary Electives (5) 20
Leadership Electives (2) 8
Counseling Electives (2) 8
Total Hours = 72

Note: The MALM with a concentration in Christian Counseling fulfills some (but not all) of the requirements necessary for State of Washington licensing. The student should contact the appropriate state where they plan to utilize the degree for information regarding licensing.

Program Requirements

GL 5545 Foundations of Transformational Leadership 4
GL 7547 The Leader’s Inner Journey 4
GL 7549 Dynamics of Team Leadership 4
GL 7552 Missional Thought and Theology 4
GL 7556 Missional Marketplace Ministry 4
CG 7516 Foundations of Life Coaching 4
CG 7520 Coaching for Spiritual Development 4
CG 7532 Internal/Business Coaching 4
CG 7550 Life Coaching Practicum 1 4
CG 7560 or 7575 Mentor Coaching 1 (Group or Individual) 4
CG 7547 Establishing a Life Coaching Practice 4
Interdisciplinary Electives (5) 20
Leadership Electives (2) 8
Total Hours = 72

Note:  The MALM with a concentration in Life Coaching includes coach-specific training designed to prepare students for the possibility of International Coach Federation (ICF) Certification.

 

Program Application

Download the Master’s Program Application

NOTE: Before beginning any graduate program students intending to seek vocational opportunities or advancement (religious or secular) should check beforehand and be knowledgeable of the specific requirements of their religious organization, military association, or vocational institution to determine the applicability of this certificate to meet those goals.

 

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