Master of Arts in Missional Leadership Overview

Missional LeadershipThe Master of Arts in Missional Leadership (MAML) is a two-year professional degree for a person seeking preparation for ministry in any cultural setting. It is designed to meet the needs of men and women called to serve in a variety of contexts and specialized ministries. The degree will also enhance those in current ministries by enabling them to think missionally and to serve in their present contexts in a manner informed by missional thinking. The biblical, theological, and spiritual foundations ground the students in historical hermeneutical and doctrinal understanding. The degree core courses allow the student to develop the ability to be a leader of contextually relevant ministry.


Students must have graduated with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Degree Plan:

Course Content Areas

Religious Heritage – 15 Credit Hours  
Introduction to Old Testament (4 hrs) OT 501
Introduction to New Testament (4 hrs) NT 501
Introduction to Christian Theology (4 hrs) TH 501
Introduction to the Missional Church Movement (3 hrs) TS 510
Cultural Context – 9 Credit Hours  
Culture and Context (3 hrs) – prerequisite TS 510 PL 620
Systems Thinking in Ministry Contexts (3 hrs) PL 640
Leadership in Postmodern Culture (3 hrs) PL 671
Spiritual Formation – 7 Credit Hours  
Introduction to Christian Spirituality (4 hrs) CS 501
Spirituality Elective (3 hrs)
(Select one of the following: CS 510, CS 654, CS 665)
CS ____
Specialization – 15 Credit Hours  
The Bible in Missional Perspective (3 hrs) PL 540
Missional Theology (3 hrs) PL 630
Transformational Leadership (3 hrs) – prerequisite TS 510 PL 650
Missional Leadership Practicum, 1 (3 hrs)
*The student should complete at least 1/2 of the degree program before beginning a practicum.
PL 780
Missional Leadership Practicum, 2 (3 hrs) PL 781
Capstone – 2 Credit Hours  
Integrative Capstone in Missional Leadership (2 hrs) PL 799
Total Credit Hours: 48 
*The Missional Leadership Practicum Handbook, required background checks, liability insurance, supervisor information, and more is available on the Student Resources page .