Director, Associate Professor Rochelle Scheuermann
Our mission for this degree track is to develop mission-driven and spiritually-formed leaders skilled in leading organizations, movements, and churches in culturally savvy ways for Christ and His Kingdom.
Admission to the Ministry Leadership graduate program is open both to those serving or preparing to work in both marketplace and ministry roles. Admission does not require a specific undergraduate major or a prescribed set of courses, but students are expected to have demonstrated leadership experience and possess proficiency in written and spoken English.
Requirements for the Ministry Leadership program leading to a Master of Arts consists of the successful completion of 42 credit hours.
|EVAN 526||Gospel: Theological Perspectives on Evangelism and Renewal (Category II TSR)||4|
|EVAN 542||Church: Movements & Models||4|
|EVAN 545||Culture: Emerging & Global||4|
|Bible and Theology Core|
|BITH 533||Exploring the Old Testament||4|
|BITH 555||Exploring the New Testament||4|
|BITH 565||Christian Theology||4|
|BITH 566||Foundations for Biblical Interpretation (Category I TSR)||4|
|MIN 558||Personal Leadership and Development in Ministry||4|
|MIN 559||Organizational Change and Leadership in Ministry||4|
|MIN 561||Congregational Leadership: Worship, Discipleship, and Care||4|
|MIN 692||Comprehensive Exam||0|
The Global Leadership Summit Partner Program
Students interested in the M.A. in Ministry Leadership may choose to enter The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) Partner Program. Through an arrangement between GLS and Wheaton College, students who have successfully completed the GLS certificate (the GLS certificate is awarded by the Global Leadership Summit) are awarded 2 credits for LEAD 547 (as a substitute for MIN 547) toward the M.A. in Ministry Leadership upon successful completion of the comprehensive exam with a passing grade at the end of the Ministry Leadership program.
Upon successful completion of both the GLS Certificate (awarded by GLS) and the Graduate Leadership Certificate (awarded by Wheaton College), students are awarded 2 credits in LEAD 547 (as a substitute for MIN 547) toward the M.A. in Ministry Leadership. The 8 credits earned in LEAD 556 and MIN 561 as part of the Graduate Leadership Certificate will also count toward the M.A. in Ministry Leadership. This would give the student 10 credits toward the 42 credits required for the M.A. degree.