The Master of Arts in Evangelism & Leadership at Wheaton College will equip you to think critically and act creatively to communicate the gospel in our contemporary, multi-ethnic world. This degree is designed is especially for those currently employed, desiring to grow in their thinking and skills while keeping their job. All core courses are taught in a 1-week modular format at Wheaton College in Illinois. All Outdoor and Adventure Leadership courses are taught in 1-2 week modular format at HoneyRock, Wheaton’s Northwoods Campus and Camp in northern Wisconsin. This particular program is ideal for those seeking refreshment, on-going professional development and continuing education in their current career.
What is Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton?
- Modular: You can apply your learning in your current ministry context while you earn your Master's degree.
- Emerging: You will understand how to apply the gospel in emerging and post-Christian cultural contexts.
- Holistic: You will develop a rich theological understanding of the gospel in all its dimensions.
- Global: You will gain essential cross-cultural communication and relational skills to be an impact player in the global mission of Jesus.
- Need: Today only 13% of all churches are growing and only 4% of all churches are evangelistic. The Church needs a new generation of leadership. And there are many realities this new generation of emerging leadership must be equipped to face.
The Masters Degree in Evangelism and Leadership will equip you with the following competencies:
- You will learn to generate ministry strategies that are theologically sound and contextually relevant.
- You will be equipped to lead and train others in effective evangelism, and to practice effective evangelism yourself.
- You will grow in your critical thinking skills about the gospel and contemporary culture, including emerging culture.
- You will deepen and expand your understanding of the gospel as the good news of the kingdom of God.
- You will learn crucial cross cultural skills related to contextualization and intercultural communication.
- You will put contemporary Evangelism in the context of paradigms and practices of Evangelism throughout Church history.
If you have questions, please contact the department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Core Evangelism and Leadership Courses
• CFM 563: Church and Outdoor Ministry (4)
• CFM 662: Theology and Practice of Outdoor Ministry (4)
• CFM 663: Leadership Development in Outdoor Ministry (4)
• CFM 664: Wilderness Programming and Leadership (4)
OAL Concentration Courses
• EVAN 526: Gospel: Theological Perspectives on Evangelism and Renewal (4)
• EVAN 534: Apologetics in Global Context (2) or substitute (which must be approved by Program Coordinator)
• EVAN 542: Culture: Emerging and Global (4)
• EVAN 545: Church: Movements and Models (4)
• EVAN 559: Organizational and Change Leadership (4)
• EVAN 573: Evangelism Research Methods (2)
• INTR 691: Intercultural Forum (for residential full-time students only) (0)
• INTR 692: Comprehensive Exam (0)
• BITH Category 1 TSR course (BITH 564, BITH 565, BITH 566, or BITH 576) (4)
Go to http://www.wheaton.edu/Admissions-and-Aid/Graduate for further details. Additional helpful links are found in the lower left column of that page. Application deadline for fall semester is April 15 and for spring semester is November 1.