Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership

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Why the Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership?

Our program offers you the ability to enhance your skills and define what your ministry as a disciple of God looks like. You will develop:

  • Strategic skill and knowledge development
  • Intentional spiritual formation
  • Increased ministry earning potential

Students within our program will also benefit from:

  • No need to relocate for your studies
  • Experiential learning
  • All-inclusive tuition
  • Opportunity to visit the Holy Land
The program has really been an answer to prayer because it focuses on the practical aspects of ministry. I have been able to use 100% of the things being taught. I’m grateful for the Judson staff and this experience.
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Joe JohnsonLead Pastor, By Faith ChurchChicago, IL

Certificate Programs

If you are interested in deepening your ministry experience without the commitment of a master’s degree, we offer three certificates.

  • MAML/MLM501 Practical Theology
  • MAML/MLM502 Ministry and the Kingdom of God
  • MAML/MLM503 Developmental Perspectives on Ministry
  • MAML/MLM601 Cultivating Healthy & Effective Ministry Teams
  • MAML/MLM505 Biblical History and Culture on Location
  • MAML/MLM506 Jesus Trail: Spiritual Formation through the Eyes of Pilgrimage
  • MAML/MLM503 Developmental Perspectives on Ministry
  • MAML/MLM601 Cultivating Healthy & Effective Ministry Teams
  • MAML/MLM602 Strategic Planning for Ministry Effectiveness
  • MAML/MLM603 Facilitating Communities of Learning in Christian Ministries
  • MAML/MLM604 Walking in Their Shoes: Ministry in Context
  • MAML605 The Journey Together: The Theory, Principles and Practices of Mentoring in Christian Ministry (Choose between MAML604/605)

Complete your ministry B.A. and Masters in five years!

Thrive is an innovative program that provides a select group of ministry students with the enhanced support and development opportunities needed to pursue an accelerated educational track, completing both a ministry undergraduate degree and the Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership in 5 years. Thrive students receive regular mentoring from faculty, engage in discussion with ministry leaders, and participate in field trips to exemplar ministries in the area.

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View a sneak peek of our Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership trip to the Holy Land!

Experience the Holy Land!

Where best to learn about the history and culture of the biblical narratives than through a study tour of Israel? You’ll get to experience firsthand the sights, sounds, smells, and geography of the biblical stories. Walk the path that Jesus traveled and be challenged in your understanding of spiritual formation as you experience discipleship the way Jesus did it, walking from Nazareth to the Galilean seaside village of Capernaum.