About the Program

The Master of Ministry Leadership (MML) is a 52-credit hour program requiring a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 7 years for completion.  The MML is a professional degree designed for men and women who have a bachelor’s degree and are serving on a church staff or in other ministry careers. The focus of this ministry degree online program is on developing servant leadership skills for local church ministry. It is particularly suited for those who studied Bible and theology in their bachelor’s program. The curriculum in this online Master’s degree in Ministry program may be completed in two years, although many students take longer due to family, church, and job responsibilities.

Program Objectives

  1. Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of how to lead a church in nurturing the spiritual life and worshiping God.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate understanding in leading a church in developing effective relationships with others.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate understanding of how to lead a church or ministry to study the Bible and help others grow spiritually.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate how to lead a church in equipping and mobilizing others for ministry.
  5. Graduates will demonstrate understanding of how to lead a church in sharing the faith in word and deed.
  6. Graduates will demonstrate a commitment to a lifelong, intentional process of spiritual development and professional growth.
  7. Graduates will demonstrate growth in areas related to God’s personal call that require further development.


13 Courses – 52 credit hours – 4 hours per course

Required First Course
R5400 Developing the Focused Life (Touchstone)
Required Courses
W5401 Theology & Practice of Worship
E5401 Theology & Practice of Evangelism
F5401 Theology and Practice of Fellowship
D5401 Theology & Practice of Discipleship
Theology & Practice of Ministry
Electives – Choose Any 5 Courses
W5403 Preaching/Teaching for Life Change
E5403 Contemporary Evangelism
E6404 Understanding Other Cultures
E6407 Introduction to Church Planting
F5402 Building a Small Group Ministry
F6404 Personal Counseling Skills
D5402 Practicing the Spiritual Disciplines
D5403 Biblical Hermeneutics
D5451 New Testament Survey
D5461 Old Testament Survey
D5471 Bible Language Tools
D6451 Church History I
D6452 Church History II
D6461 Christian Worldview and Theology
M5402 Lead Like Jesus
M6405 Building an Effective Ministry Team
M6409 Recovery Ministry
M6410 Pastoral Care
Required Last Courses
R5403 Proficiency Portfolio
R6400 Practicing the Focused Life (Capstone)
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