M.A. Ministry Leadership and Management

M.A. Ministry Leadership and Management
Starts from: May 13, 2023
Campus Location

879 W 190th St Suite 400,Gardena,CA,United States

Course Feature
  • Course Code MALEAD112
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Course Type Post Graduate
  • Campus Main Campus
  • Min Qualification BA (Undergraduate)
Class Description

Course Title: Master of Ministry Leadership and Management

Course Overview:
The Master of Ministry Leadership and Management is an advanced program designed to provide experienced ministry professionals with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary for effective leadership and management in diverse religious organizations. This course goes beyond the foundational principles and delves deeper into complex issues and challenges faced by leaders in ministry contexts. It equips students with a comprehensive understanding of leadership theories, strategic management practices, ethical decision-making, and innovative approaches to ministry leadership.

Course Objectives:

1. Advance Leadership and Management Theories:
– Explore advanced leadership theories and models relevant to ministry leadership.
– Analyze and critique leadership practices in light of biblical principles and theological perspectives.
– Develop advanced skills in strategic planning, organizational development, and change management within ministry contexts.

2. Foster Transformational Leadership:
– Develop an understanding of transformational leadership and its impact on individuals and communities.
– Cultivate self-awareness and emotional intelligence for authentic and transformative leadership.
– Apply principles of servant leadership and mentorship to nurture and develop others.

3. Strategic Visioning and Implementation:
– Develop skills for formulating and articulating a compelling vision for ministry organizations.
– Learn strategic planning techniques and tools to align organizational goals and resources.
– Implement strategies for effective communication and stakeholder engagement to foster support for the vision.

4. Ethical Decision-Making and Accountability:
– Explore ethical dilemmas and challenges specific to ministry leadership and management.
– Develop frameworks for ethical decision-making and accountability rooted in Christian values.
– Foster a culture of integrity, transparency, and accountability within ministry organizations.

5. Organizational Effectiveness and Change:
– Analyze and evaluate the structures, processes, and systems of ministry organizations.
– Develop strategies for organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainable growth.
– Lead and manage change initiatives, addressing resistance and fostering a culture of innovation.

6. Cultural Competence and Global Perspectives:
– Deepen cultural competence and understanding of diverse theological, social, and cultural contexts.
– Explore global perspectives on ministry leadership and develop strategies for cross-cultural engagement.
– Promote inclusivity, social justice, and reconciliation within a global ministry context.

7. Strategic Resource Management:
– Develop skills in financial management, fundraising, and resource allocation within ministry organizations.
– Understand legal and ethical considerations related to nonprofit organizations and religious institutions.
– Optimize human resources through effective recruitment, development, and management of staff and volunteers.

8. Research and Critical Thinking in Ministry Leadership:
– Enhance research skills and critical thinking abilities to analyze complex ministry challenges.
– Conduct research on topics related to ministry leadership and management.
– Apply research findings to inform evidence-based decision-making and innovative practices.

Course Duration and Format:

The Master of Ministry Leadership and Management course is designed as a two-year program, although it can be completed on a part-time basis. The course may be offered through a combination of in-person seminars, online modules, and immersive learning experiences. Students will engage in case studies, simulations, group discussions, and research projects to deepen their understanding and application of course concepts. Guest speakers, field visits, and opportunities for practical internships or ministry placements may also be incorporated to provide real-world exposure.

Assessment Methods:

Assessment methods may include research papers, case analyses, leadership portfolios, presentations, and comprehensive exams. These assessments will evaluate students’ ability to apply advanced leadership and management theories, think critically, communicate effectively, and demonstrate ethical decision-making in ministry contexts. Collaboration with peers, engagement in group projects, and participation in reflective exercises will also be assessed.


The Master of Ministry Leadership and Management course at The Shepherd’s House Christian University offers a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum designed to equip experienced ministry professionals with advanced

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