Master of Arts in Leadership and Administration

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” (Hebrews 13:7, NIV)

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


Dates MALA
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


Cohort Model

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.

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