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MA in Ministry Leadership

Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

The Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership degree will deepen your understanding of Scripture and develop your ministry and church leadership skills.

  • Study organization process and strategy
  • Learn to resolve conflicts and improve group dynamics
  • Analyze church leadership theory, practice and ethics

With on-campus classes in Chicago or Plymouth, Michigan, you’ll be able to practice church leadership skills under the guidance of a field supervisor during an internship.


Learn from faculty mentors such as Professor Sajan Mathews, a specialist in systematic theology. Dr. Mathews is an elder and pastor at New Life Bible Chapel and has served in ministry for more than 22 years. He is an advocate for the integration of faith and work in the workplace.

Watch below to meet Dr. Sajan Matthews or view his faculty profile here.

Program Plan

You’ll be able to take classes when—and how—it’s most convenient for you. Our on-campus courses are offered both in the evenings and during the day in Chicago and Michigan. We also teach them online and in a hybrid format that combines online and in-person instruction.

To download the current M.A. in Ministry Leadership program plan, click here.

Financial Aid

A Moody seminary education is easier than ever to afford at $495 per credit hour (price subject to change per academic year). Our scholarships and payment plans help you even more by defraying the cost of tuition and spreading out your financial obligations over time. You may also qualify for a Federal Loan.

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