Master of ArtsNovember 19, 2021 2022-11-29 12:52
Master of Arts
Master of Arts
in Contextual Leadership
The Master of Arts in Contextual Leadership prepares you to help others through a theologically cohesive, relationally rich, and Jesus-centered understanding of the human experience. Like the Certificate and MDiv programs, the MA begins by taking students through the story of the Bible in its historical, cultural, and geographic context (Biblical Narrative 1-2), as well as addressing individual calling and leadership tendencies in Introduction to Biblical Leadership. Next, MA and MDiv students work through Scripture again with five additional Bible courses in the “Canon in Context” series, gaining the skills in various genres necessary to exegete the rest of the Bible in English.
Taken concurrently, the Biblical Leadership in Context series equips students to become ministry problem-solvers, using the biblical text to evaluate, modify, and grow their ministries in four areas applicable to all ministry types, plus a capstone course. MDiv and MA students also study common and core doctrines of the faith in historical theology, and explore the world of the Old and New Testaments more deeply with a Life and Cultures capstone course.
Though stopping short of the biblical languages and further training of the MDiv, the MA offers ample opportunity for exegetical, theological, and ministerial skills to be further honed. The student will be equipped to understand and also guide others through Scripture with competence, and able to apply the full counsel of God in each and every context.