Evangelism and Leadership

Our mission is to develop Christian leaders skilled in theory and practice for culturally-relevant service in a constantly changing world.


Dr. Ed Stetzer

Dr. Stetzer was recently appointed the new Billy Graham Chair and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College and chair of the Evangelism and Leadership degrees 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

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.

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.

Training by World-Class Leaders

In addition to Wheaton's teaching faculty, both the M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership and the M.A. in Missional Church Movements degrees provide guest lecturers from world-class leaders:

  • Alan Hirsch
  • Dave Ferguson
  • Jon Ferguson
  • Mike Breen
  • Neil Cole
  • Paco Amador
  • Wayne Gordon

    As part of both the Wheaton College Graduate School and the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, we also serve as a connection to all of their outstanding resources, networks, and people.

    Flexible Options for Completing an M.A. Degree

    Both of these M.A. degrees can be completed in several formats in order to meet the diverse needs of our students. These formats include a full-time or part-time residential or a flexible cohort group (full-time or part-time) where you take some intensive classes on campus and others at a distance.

  • Classes are also offered at HoneyRock - Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College, for the Outdoor and Adventure Leadership concentration.

     Week-long Intensive Class

    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. 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 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) due approximately 4 weeks after the last day of class. The exact date will be listed in the course syllabus.

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