Master of Arts in Leadership and Administration
The Master of Arts in Leadership and Administration is designed to provide graduate-level biblical and theological education that prepares students for leadership roles in a wide variety of ministry settings. The MALA prepares students to assume leadership positions in churches, Christian schools and colleges, mission organizations and local communities.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Master of Arts in Leadership & Administration (MALA) should be able to demonstrate:
- Understanding of a biblical and theological foundation for Christian leadership;
- The ability to apply the practical skills associated with being an effective Christian leader in their ministry setting;
- Commitment to person spiritual formation and the renewal in order to be an agent of personal spiritual growth and renewal in the lives of others.
Current Cohort Schedule
|June 4–8, 2018||LEA501 Holiness and Humility in the Life of the Minister – Lake & Long|
|August 20-24, 2018||EDU 502 Course Planning & Design – Thornton|
|October 1–5, 2018||–|
|November 5–9||Ethical Challenges for Leadership – Longbotham|
|January 7-11, 2019||LEA600 Financial Management for Non-Profits – Leavell|
|February 11-15, 2019||PM502 Developing Christian Community – Longbotham|
|March 25–29, 2019||LEA603 Organizational Culture and Change – Easley|
|April 29-May 3, 2019||RE702 Capstone Seminar – Longbotham|
|May 10, 2019||Graduation|
Courses in the MACL degree program take place in a cohort model, which means students begin their degree together on campus at orientation and then proceed through each of the courses in a prescribed order until they graduate together. This model not only helps motivate students to keep going; it creates a spiritual and relational bond with fellow students moving through the degree program, allowing students to rejoice and struggle together and to be accountable to one another.