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.
The Master of Arts program in Local Church Ministry is for those who need formal training to serve in the local church.
Women make up at least half the church. Their developmental faith journey has unique features that should be addressed effectively in specialized ministry settings.
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
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.