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Equipping for Twenty-First Century Ministry
More often than we'd like to admit, our churches resemble the disciples before they received the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts. Yes, they were called to be Christ's witnesses in Jerusalem and throughout the earth, but it wasn't until they received the Holy Spirit that they were 1.) personally changed and 2.) empowered to communicate the gospel to a large cross-section of people. Southeastern's online and campus-based Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership programs are designed to improve your local ministry in a similar two-fold process. We want to 1.) help you grow as a Christ follower and 2.) equip you with tools to make your church more fruitful for the Kingdom.
Whether you enroll in Southeastern's online or campus-based program, you will take 36 hours' worth of classes that will give you strategies to sharpen your character and give you the theological, Biblical, and practical knowledge to improve your local ministry. Our veteran professors will help you navigate the personal challenges in Christian leadership, such as balancing the need to exude confidence while being humble, or the need to be open and honest while practicing shrewd judgment. And in regard to your church ministry, we'll give you methods to meet the diverse needs of a congregation in the twenty-first century.
Executive and Resident Programs
Southeastern's Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership also is flexible. The campus-based program may be completed in two modes. Students in the Executive Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership spend four days each month completing courses. Students in the resident program attend classes two nights each week and during two weeklong sessions each summer. Choosing either the Executive Master of Arts or the resident program will allow you to complete the program in twelve months.
A Rich Heritage of Instruction
Southeastern is no stranger to graduate education. As a branch of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Southeastern enabled men and women to earn master's degrees in Christian ministries for more than 20 years. Students pursuing Southeastern's Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership can expect the same quality of instruction from Southeastern professors, who have decades of experience both teaching and leading. Southeastern's master's program also will connect you with fellow Christian leaders from many stations and occupations. A youth pastor can trade insights with a regional director in his denomination or a senior pastor of a mega-church. You won't be able to leave Southeastern without lifelong friends and colleagues in ministry.
Catalog Description And Course Requirements
With an emphasis on practical ministry, springing from a burden to equip and empower harvesters for this time, the Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership is already impacting the church and the world. Leadership is the operative word -- professional, anointed leadership for an age in need.