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The MA (Missional Leadership) is a 48 credit research degree in Practical Theology designed to equip the student with both a theological and practical framework for understanding leadership and ministry in a complex cultural context. Developing an understanding of leadership, organizational development and strategic planning form the initial foundation of the curriculum. A critical evaluation of ethical issues in contemporary society along with matters related to spirituality, community and contemporary shifts in leadership models round out a program that equips the student to navigate the demands of a globalized world and the relevant demonstration of the mission of Christ.
The theological emphasis of this program is intended to prepare leaders to live out the relevance of the Christian faith as experienced in a committed faith community. A ministry-specific research track enables the students to investigate their ministry context critically and propose future options for it.
Upon completing the MA (ML), the student should be able to:
- — Apply Biblical principles of leadership to contemporary ministry contexts.
- — Evaluate and respond to cultural phenomena in light of Scriptural values.
- — Formulate relevant ministry strategies for the globalized world.
- — Establish a system of ongoing evaluation of ministerial organizations
The graduate studies program at TBC is a two-year hybrid program consisting of four residential sessions per year at the Trinity Bible College campus and distance education. Access to the Internet is required for participation in the program.
Research Methods: Perspectives and Resources, An Introduction to Mission and Culture, Critical Thought and Spirituality, The Role of the Team in Leadership, Ethical and Legal Matters in Ministry, Organizational Development and Strategic Planning, Leadership in a Global Context