Master of Arts in Missional Leadership Overview
The 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.
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)
|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.
|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 at www.hgst.edu/academics/resources.