MA Theology, Leadership and Ministry

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Program Description

Christ the Redeemer’s postgraduate programs equip students to an advanced level with systematic, theoretical, and theological knowledge as a basis for them to develop their own theological perspectives and professional practice in leadership and ministry (both in church-based contexts and community settings). The program is comprised of six 20-credit taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. The program can be taken in either a full-time or part-time mode of study.

Through this program, students critically engage with theoretical frameworks and theological ideas related to professional practice, leadership, and ministry. All students undertake a research methods module in preparation for undertaking the dissertation module. There are opportunities for students to engage in the independent study both through the dissertation and additionally through an optional 20-credit independent study module. Through the dissertation module, students develop an area of interest through undertaking independent research, guided by a tutoring program that equips students to an advanced level with systematic, theoretical, and theological knowledge as a basis for them to develop their own theological perspectives and professional practice in leadership and ministry (both in church-based contexts and community settings). The program is comprised of six 20-credit taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. The program can be taken in either a full-time or part-time mode of study. 

Upon completing the program, students will have developed enhanced critical thinking skills, including critically evaluating complex and sometimes contradictory viewpoints. They will have developed the ability to think imaginatively and originally and will be adept at problem-solving. They will be able to approach theological texts and ideas with well-developed theological reflection skills and be aware of their own theological assumptions. They will be motivated and able to work and learn independently and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

The program aims to enable students to:

Develop a systematic approach to knowledge and a critical awareness of issues at the forefront of contemporary theological research and debate.

Develop knowledge of the diversity of various theological schools of thought, both within and outside of the Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions, in greater depth than that gained through previous study or experience.

Critically evaluate current theological research in light of their academic and professional experience.

Critically engage in theological reflection, including self-reflection about their own theological tradition, methodology, and hermeneutical assumptions and in the context of their professional practice, leadership, and ministry.

Develop capacity for independent learning and advanced skills of self-management, interpersonal skills, creative thinking, problem-solving, written and oral communication, and technology use.

Develop research skills, including undertaking both an extensive literature review and primary research in an area of theological interest and relating that to professional practice, leadership, and ministry. 

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Christ the Redeemer College (CRC), London, is an academic institution established by the Redeemed Christian Church of God. We are dedicated to training men and women from a wide range of backgrounds t ... Read More

Christ the Redeemer College (CRC), London, is an academic institution established by the Redeemed Christian Church of God. We are dedicated to training men and women from a wide range of backgrounds to become leaders that serve people with quality and distinction, whether within the ministry, business, or in public service. Read less