MA in Ministerial Leadership

Southeastern’s MA in Ministerial Leadership features the key organizational leadership elements of ethics, motivation, creativity, vision, strategic planning, and organizational development. Students participate in collaborative learning, application-based knowledge and interactive technology. This program is designed to improve your local ministry and help you grow as a Christ follower. We equip you with the tools you need to make your ministry more fruitful for the Kingdom. You will take classes that provide you with strategies to sharpen your personal character and give you the theological, biblical, and practical knowledge to improve your ministry.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the MA in Ministerial Leadership program will:

  • Integrate the Christian faith and learning through critical thinking, research, writing, and learning from the normative base of a Christian worldview.
  • Develop and exchange concepts relating to understanding and improving organizations around the world.
  • Experience innovative learning situations, which enable students to acquire the knowledge, dispositions, and abilities required of organizational leaders.

Total Credits: 36 hours
Program Length: 12, 16 or 24 months
Program Delivery: Online
Tuition: $495 per credit hour

Admission Requirements

  • Submit an application to
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A research writing sample
  • Academic or Professional Reference
  • Christian character assessment


Core Courses (18 Hours)

PMIN 5213 Methods of Biblical Preaching and Teaching
PMIN 5233 Managing Change and Conflict
THEO 5503 Shape of Practical Theology
THEO 5533 Graduate Systematic Theology I
THEO 5543 Graduate Systematic Theology II
BIBL 5223 Biblical Exposition and Faith Integration

Ministerial Leadership Concentration (18 Hours)
PMIN 5333 Effective Leadership
PMIN 5343 Strategic Missional Leadership
PMIN 5353 Spirit-Empowered Spirituality and Discipleship
PMIN 5373 Holistic Pastoral Counseling
PMIN 5473 Foundations for Cross-Cultural Ministry
PMIN 5633 Leadership Development

Church Planting Concentration (18 Hours)
PMIN 5503 The Effective Church Plant
PMIN 5533 The Effective Church Planter
PMIN 5523 The Business of Church Planting
PMIN 5513 Evangelism and Spiritual Formation
PMIN 5353 Spirit-Empowered Discipleship
BIBL 5xxx Bible Elective

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