Evangelism and Leadership

Our mission is to develop mission-driven, evangelistic leaders skilled in leading organizations, movements, and churches in culturally savvy ways for Christ and His Kingdom.


Dr. Ed Stetzer

Ed StetzerDr. Stetzer was recently appointed the new Billy Graham Chair and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College and chair of the Evangelism and Leadership department at Wheaton College Graduate School. He will be directly involved in shaping the vision of the M.A. degrees while teaching and mentoring students.

Dr. Stetzer is a prolific author and well-known conference and seminar leader who has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters, and held visiting professorships at several academic institutions. We invite you to come study with Dr. Stetzer and explore our M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership and M.A. in Missional Church Movements degrees.

Master of Arts Degrees

Because these two Wheaton Graduate School degrees are part of the Billy Graham Center, student will benefit from the outstanding resources, networks, and people who are part of the Center.

M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership

The Masters in Evangelism and Leadership is a degree for leaders with evangelistic passion and missional edge. It will motivate and equip you to become a change agent for the gospel in whatever church, organizational, marketplace, or missionary context in which you find yourself.

The degree also has an Outdoor and Adventure Leadership concentration. Classes are offered at HoneyRock - Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College.

M.A. in Missional Church Movements

The Masters in Missional Church Movements is a degree for church and parachurch planters, reproducers, movement makers, and entrepreneurial leaders.

Flexible Options for Completing an M.A. Degree

Most of our students work, so we have designed the degrees to flexible enough to fit within those busy schedules. Check out the specific options for each degree on those pages.

Week-long Intensive Classes

The main type of class in the program is a weeklong intensive that consists of either one 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses. A 4-credit intensive class meets for 8 hours per day over six days. A 2- credit intensive class meets for 8 hours per day for 3 days. Because students come from all over the world, these classes are a great opportunity to spend time getting to learn from the different perspectives each person brings.

In addition to the classroom hours, each class requires advance and post course work. Students should allow approximately 10 weeks to complete each class.

Advance Work

For intensive courses students will need to do advance work that consists of reading about 6 books for each week of classes, writing reading reviews for the books, and sometimes other assignments as well. We recommend students begin the work at least six weeks before the class starts, but they can begin anytime they are able as syllabi are posted as much in advance as we can arrange.

Post Work

Intensive courses require an assignment or final paper(s) run about 20 pages of writing and are due approximately 4 weeks after the last day of class. The exact date will be listed in the course syllabus.

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