MA Leadership

Purpose

The Master of Arts in Leadership is a 65-credit hour program designed to equip men and women with leadership skills to provide culturally sensitive leadership needed in ministry settings today. This program addresses both leader formation (spiritual, personal and character) and leadership development (knowledge and skills) in the context of a study of the Scriptures and core doctrines of the Christian faith as well as applied ministry experience.

 

Target Group

The Master of Arts in Leadership is designed for both those who are entering new leadership roles as well as those who have had positions of leadership and desire to grow both in their character, knowledge and skills as a leader. The program is designed for leaders of church and parachurch ministries, mission agencies and marketplace ministries.

 

Program Explanation

EAST Aleph (Summer)

LF500 Research & Writing for Christian Leadership

2

 

IS401 Evangelism & Follow Up Seminar

NC

 

 

1st Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

BS510 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics

3

OT510 Old Testament Narratives

3

LF510 Christian Leadership Foundations

3

LF560 Christian Marriage & Family in Asia

3

IS501 Building Spiritual Movements

3

LF580 Cross-Cultural Team Internship 1

1

TS560 Worldview & Biblical Decision Making

OR

IS520 Contextualization

2

IS510 World Missions

2

TS532 Spiritual Transformation and Warfare

3

Emphasis course

3

Emphasis course

3

LF570 Mentoring Group 1

1

LF571 Mentoring Group 2

1

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

16

Summer

LF581 Cross-Cultural Team Internship 2

2

2nd Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

TS510 Theology 1

3

TS511 Theology 2

3

OT511 Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom & Prophets

3

NT511 New Testament Epistles & Revelation

3

NT510 New Testament Narratives

3

Emphasis course

3

LF530 Biblical Communication –Teaching for Life Change

OR

LF555 Biblical Communication –Expository Preaching 1

2

Emphasis course

3

Emphasis course

3

LF583 Field Practicum 2

1

LF582 Field Practicum 1

1

LF573 Mentoring Group 4

1

LF572 Mentoring Group 3

1

TOTAL

14

TOTAL

16

 

The emphasis courses include:

LF511 Transforming Leadership (3 credits)
LF512 Theology of Leadership (3 credits)
LF516 Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
LF522 Strategic Planning (3 credits)
Leadership or Management elective course (3 credits)

 

Time Limit for Degree Completion

A student has a maximum of five (5) years to complete a MA-Leadership from the date of matriculation at EAST.

 

Graduation Requirements

The following are requirements in order to graduate with a MA Leadership:

  • Completion work of all coursework (65 hours) with a grade of C- or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Demonstrate character and ministry skills appropriate for an EAST graduate
  • Approval by the faculty
  • Payment all fees