Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

Corban University

Program Description

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

Corban University

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree is designed to give you an interdisciplinary approach to ministry by utilizing classes from Corban University’s graduate programs in business, education, and divinity. Vocational ministry often requires you to be equipped in areas besides ministry. You may often be required to balance budgets, recruit volunteers, counsel team members, develop curriculum, manage events or communicate with a variety of people from all ages and walks of life. This degree prepares you for the variety of roles your ministry demands.

Not everyone in ministry is called to be a senior pastor; some are called to be community leaders, teachers, directors, non-profit organizers, or youth leaders. The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership provides seminary training with a strong theological base and three versatile concentrations allowing you to tailor your degree to your ministry’s needs.

Whether you are looking for a face-to-face experience or need to work your classes into an inflexible schedule, Corban has created both online and on-campus classroom environments to provide the highest quality education in a format flexible enough to meet your needs. The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership is available both online and on campus. Choose to take credits full-time or part-time, online or on-campus; build your program to fit your education into your schedule and your ministry.

Sample Courses

  • Interpreting Scripture.
  • Servant Leadership.
  • Building Community Partners.
  • Understanding Generations.
  • Leadership Theories.
  • Theology.

Spiritual Formation: Concentration courses such as Building a Christ-Centered Home, Counseling in Ministry, and Teaching Scripture to encourage students taking the Spiritual Formation concentration to apply new and sharpened ministry skills to their current and future ministry context. This concentration will challenge students to develop a deeper understanding of the practical application of biblical truth.

Non-Profit Leadership: By integrating business classes from The Corban MBA with the core Bible and theology courses of the Master’s in Christian Leadership, students in the Non-Profit Leadership concentration are prepared as spiritual leaders who also have the knowledge and understanding of business practices and challenges that occur within non-profit organizations.

Christian Teaching: The Christian Teaching concentration explores the foundations of education with a biblical perspective. This concentration builds upon the core of the Master’s in Christian Leadership by incorporating courses from the Graduate Education program at Corban. This concentration is ideal for those looking to effectively educate students in churches, Christian schools, and on the mission field.

Admission Requirements

Corban University is committed to delivering the highest academic standards with a foundation in the Word of God. We are dedicated to seeing you succeed personally and in ministry. Part of that success is finding the right place to complete your seminary training.

Successful candidates for the Master of Divinity or the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership will:
Profess faith in Jesus Christ and live a consistent Christian lifestyle.
Have the ability to complete graduate work.
Have completed a bachelor's or master's degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 from an accredited institution.
Be in essential agreement with the following foundational Christian doctrines:

  • That Scripture is inspired by God and therefore is authoritative and inerrant.
  • That the God of the Bible is the only true God.
  • That there is one God in three equal persons (Father, Son, Spirit).
  • That Christ is true God and true human.
  • That the human race is completely spiritually depraved.
  • That Christ died as a substitutionary sacrifice to atone for sin.
  • That Christ bodily rose again.
  • That salvation is received by faith alone in Christ alone.
  • That Christ will bodily return to the earth to reign.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 18, 2018
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This course is Online & Campus Combined
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2 years
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20,540 USD
395 USD per credit hour. 52 credit hours required.
USA - Salem, Oregon
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