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Master of Arts - Christian Leadership

The Master of Arts - Christian Leadership prepares you with a foundational education in biblical studies, theology and personal ministry formation. You will deepen your understanding of the gospel and how it can be lived out in all areas of life - at home, at work, in your community and church - to effectively serve where God has called you and confidently disciple others in their Christian faith. You can also focus your degree in one of a number of areas of study, including Apologetics, Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, Church Ministries and more.

*The Master of Arts - Christian Leadership contains 53 credit hours and can be done in two years of full-time study, or over several years of part-time study. This degree is granted conjointly by Trinity Western University and the seminary in which the student is enrolled.

Online, Live-Stream and Flexible Seminary Study Options

At ACTS Seminaries, we make your ministry education more accessible by offering a number of online, live-stream, modular and other flexible study options. Talk to us today to discover course options available to you.

Course Outline

Research & Writing
RES 502 - Research Strategies
MCS 810 - Graduating Project

Biblical Studies
BIB 505 - Biblical Interpretation
BIB 520 - Old Testament Foundations
BIB 540 - New Testament Foundations

Theological Studies
THS 571 - Theology I
THS 671/672 - Theology II or Theology III

Church History and Culture Studies
HIS 540 - History of Christianity I
HIS 541 - History of Christianity II (or Denominational History course)
THS 680 - Christianity and Culture

Leadership Formation
CLD 510 - Foundations of Christian Leadership
CLD 531 - Personal Dimensions of Leadership Development
CLD 532 - Power, Change and Conflict
CLD 533 - Mentoring, Team-Building and Equipping
CLD 534 - Vision, Strategic Planning and Organizational Leadership
BOT 692 - Old Testament Leadership and Spiritual Formation

Electives
2 Ministry/Pastoral/Leadership Elective courses

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Areas of Study

Leadership
Effective leadership requires wisdom, knowledge and humility to lead wherever God has called, whether in full-time church ministry or leadership in the marketplace and community.

ACTS Seminaries welcomes applicants who confess faith in Jesus, are members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic and spiritual growth within the ACTS Seminaries community. A bachelor degree degree from an accredited university or college is the standard academic prerequisite.

Step 1 - choose your degree program
Step 2 - fill out the online application form
Step 3 - submit your references and transcripts

The seminaries that constitute the Associated Canadian Theological Schools admit qualified women and men of any race, nationality or ethnic origin. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. ACTS may consider applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, provided they can demonstrate the ability to succeed at the graduate level.

All Programs

Graduate Diploma - Christian Studies
An introduction to biblical studies, theology and personal ministry formation.

Master of Arts - Christian Studies
Deepen your overall understanding of the scriptures, theology, personal spiritual formation and ministry skills to live out the gospel in all areas of life.

Master of Arts - Christian Studies (Mandarin) 基督教研究文学硕士
Raising a new generation of Chinese Christian leaders, educators and cultural missionaries.

Master of Arts - Christian Leadership
Deepen your overall understanding of the scriptures, theology, personal spiritual formation and ministry skills to live out the gospel in all areas of life.

Master of Arts - Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
Deepen your overall understanding of the scriptures, theology, personal spiritual formation and ministry skills to live out the gospel in all areas of life.

Master of Arts - Church Planting and Revitalization
Respond to the need of the North American Church by training leaders to reach the present generation with the gospel in an effective manner.

Master of Divinity
The best option for those who are called to full time ministry.

Master of Divinity - Immerse
A four-year Master of Divinity program that engages you within a local ministry context rather than a traditional classroom setting.

Master of Christian Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy
Provides the education and formation needed to become a registered marriage and family therapist (RMFT) or a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC).

Master of Arts in Linguistics and Translation
Trains you in the techniques of applied linguistics and interpretation of biblical texts for effective cross-cultural communication and ministry.

Master of Theological Studies
Equips you with expanded knowledge in a biblical or theological specialization for academic ministry or doctoral studies.

Master of Theology
Designed for those who have already completed a graduate theological degree and want to deepen their knowledge and mastery of a specific area of biblical or theological studies.

Post-Masters Certificate in Spiritual Care
Prepares those who have already attained a Master’s degrees with the knowledge, professional competencies and necessary credentials for ministry employment as a chaplain or spiritual care practitioner.

Doctor of Ministry
A professional degree that will enhance your ministry practice by providing mentored reflection on God and the scriptures as the foundation of your ministry.

Graduate Diploma - Christian Worldview Studies (Korean)
Equips Christian leaders with a Christian worldview, so that they may become Christ-like servants and sacrificial leaders.

Master of Arts - Christian Worldview Studies (Korean)
For Korean-speaking professionals seeking to integrate faith with science, family, life and social issues.

Master of Divinity - Worldview and Peace Studies (Korean)
Prepares you with integrated knowledge of theology, history, worldview, and peace studies for ministry in the current Korean context, including that of Korean diaspora.

Master of Arts - Global Christian Leadership (Korean)
Provides intercultural leadership and ministry training in the Korean language.

Master of Arts - Cross-Cultural Christian Leadership (Korean)
A fully online degree program designed for emerging leaders serving in a cross-cultural context and will enable you to refine your cross-cultural leadership skills as you continue to serve in your intercultural setting.

Master of Divinity - Global Christian Leadership (Korean)
Prepares you to provide intercultural leadership for congregations and Christian agencies being affected by globalization and cultural change.

Graduate Certificates
- Biblical Foundations - Christian Foundations - Ministry Foundations

Master of Divinity (Mandarin) 道学硕士
Training pastors in their native language, with the knowledge, formation and skills they need to succeed in their specific context.