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Master of Arts

Women’s Ministry Leadership, M.A.

The Women’s Leadership concentration will help students develop both ministry values and skills to make genuine connections with others. The women’s ministry program will provide leadership skills related to the organization and administration of ladies ministry programs in church, parachurch and mission environments while internalizing a biblical worldview of dependency on God.

There are those interested in or involved in vocational ministry who want to pursue postgraduate study, but pursuing a 75-hour M.Div. is impractical or undesirable. The 48-hour Master of Arts in Local Church Ministry is a wonderful alternative! It includes theology and hermeneutics, spiritual formation and prayer, and a variety of practical ministry courses.

The following types of students are encouraged to consider this program:

Those already having had several years of vocational ministry experience who desire further theological study in order to be better prepared for the pastoral role.
Students desiring additional theological study for their particular field of ministry.
This is a terminal degree program for those who do not plan to pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree in the future.

Ideal Fit

The Master of Arts program in Local Church Ministry is for those who need formal training to serve in the local church.

The concentration of Women’s Leadership will provide a particular emphasis on ministering to the unique needs of women and providing effective programing to help this segment of the congregation to grow spiritually.

Director of Women’s Ministry Spiritual Counselor Bible Teacher Non-Profit Staff Curriculum Writer Church Ministry Team Member Christian For-Profit Business Leader

Career Opportunities

Women make up at least half the church. Their developmental faith journey has unique features that should be addressed effectively in specialized ministry settings.

The successful completion of this degree will provide a framework for leading in ministry programs in church, parachurch and mission environments while internalizing a biblical worldview of dependency on God.

  • Director of Women’s Ministry
  • Curriculum development for Bible Study materials
  • Program Director for Women’s Educational Programs with Non-profit organizations
  • Spiritual Formation Director for Women
  • Director of Discipleship
  • Director of Small Group Ministries
  • Director of Assimilation
  • Director of Family Ministries

I came to Grace after moving from Canada because I felt it was the best institution to receive a Christian education. I have gained so much in my own Christian walk, and feel like my relationship with Christ has been strengthened by the excellent faculty and subject content. All resources for each class truly were by qualified theologians and authors, and the discussions allowed for further learning. It was a jam packed program, but top-notch for a Masters of Arts program. I know that after graduating from Grace Seminary that I will be able to remain in contact with faculty, staff and fellow students, and these connections will last a lifetime – right into eternity!

Chasity Lucio

Master of Arts - 2019

Curriculum Examples

Women and Scripture
Soul Care in Leadership
Equipping Others for Ministry
Biblical Backgrounds
Interpersonal Communication & Conflict
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Course Overview

Students will explore the various roles women played in the OT against the backdrop of the ancient world.

Instead of trying to fix others in pain, soul care attempts to incarnate the presence of God in the life of another and allow God to use you to be his hands and feet.

This course will help you see that ministry is not just about doing the ministry yourself, but teaching others to join you in various arenas of ministry.

Students will seek to understand how people thought, communicated, and lived in the ancient world during the OT, NT and Intertestamental Periods.

Through course material, individual reflection, and small group experiences, learners will explore the biblical foundations of relationships, personal relating style, small group dynamics, and roles and conflict management skills.


Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment in the Master of Arts program at Grace Theological Seminary, you must fulfill certain admissions requirements:
  • A four-year bachelor‘s degree or its equivalent (for international students) from a recognized institution of higher learning. Graduates of Bible colleges, liberal arts colleges, and state colleges and universities are encouraged to apply.
  • A student who received his or her pre-seminary education at an institution that is not accredited or who achieved less than a 2.5 GPA in pre-seminary education may be admitted on academic restriction.
  • Applicants without a bachelor’s degree who have completed some or no college may be admitted if they meet certain ministry and research/writing requirements. Please contact seminary admissions for more information; email: gtsrec@grace.edu or phone: 877.607.0012.

Admission Requirements

Grace Theological Seminary welcomes applications from all individuals who have a testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

To be admitted as a Grace Theological Seminary student, you’re asked to provide:

  • Official transcripts from the school where you obtained your bachelor’s degree. (If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to admissions@grace.edu.)

  • A spiritual life reference

  • International applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.

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