As contemporary forms of the church are changing, we need visionary leaders who want to plant and grow reproducing churches, transition existing churches, and extend the influence of the gospel into every sector and location of society. We need missional churches and missional movements to reach the West and to reach the world. We need missional Christians to serve their neighbor and to serve the poor.
The Masters in Missional Church Movements will expose you to the best missional and church reproducing thinkers and practitioners in the world today. And it will equip you to lead in the Church and in your community and workplace to bring the gospel to bear and see people transformed and neighborhoods and institutions influenced.
By the term missional, we are communicating three main ideas:
- The attraction of the unchurched into reproducing churches and the planting of new churches,
- The incarnational engagement of Christians as missionaries in their communities and neighborhoods, and
- The sending out of small communities and groups to exert Christian influence in every sector and location in a society.
Such reproducing churches and movements have been especially prominent in the majority world but are now being actively sought and prayed for by increasing numbers of younger leaders in the West.
The M.A. in Missional Church Movements is a 40 credit hour degree. The program can be completed in 5 summers by taking two weeks of courses (8 credits) each summer. It can also be completed in as little as 4 summers, taking two weeks of courses (8 credits) each summer and then a combination of the following: internship, independent study, online, distance learning courses or intensive/modular classes during another time of the year.
Students will work with an adviser to plan out their 40 credit hour program.
- Missional Focus
You will be equipped to plant or transition churches to be missional and influential for the sake of the gospel.
- Local and Global Vision
You will learn skills to contextualize ministry to your local context, while being enriched by learning from global and urban church planting movements.
- Leadership Edge
You will be taught and mentored by outstanding leaders on issues like organizational change, strengthening the soul of your leadership, apostolic leadership practices, and much more.
- World Class Faculty
You will learn from world-class leaders who are driving scholarship in thought and praxis.
- Modular program structure
You can keep your ministry or job while you get your Masters.