The Master of Arts in Leadership Ministry (MALM) is a 72-hour program designed for those who desire to serve the church or a church-related ministry. The Interdisciplinary program provides a well-rounded biblical, theological, and practical understanding of the Christian faith concerning other disciplines. Students may develop an emphasis in one of the following areas: Global Leadership or Counseling and Care. A minimum of 24 hours in a specific area must be taken to establish an emphasis. The program is for the following:
Christian workers (professional or lay) in positions where the master’s degree will allow entrance into a Christian vocation which would not otherwise be possible;
Those who need a general seminary education and wish to gain further knowledge in areas associated with Christian leadership and ministry; and
Those who wish to gain expertise in global leadership or counselling and care.
INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING OUTCOMES
Acquire a basic understanding of the Bible, theology, and leadership ministry; and
Acquire an understanding of the relationship between biblical and theological disciplines and the integration of practical leadership ministry within those disciplines.
GLOBAL LEADERSHIP LEARNING OUTCOMES
Acquire a basic understanding of the Bible, theology, and global leadership ministry;
Acquire an ability to move toward emotional health and spiritual maturity as a servant leader;
Acquire a Christian worldview of evangelism and the ability to foster leadership teams;
Acquire an ability to communicate and be relevant in a cross-cultural setting; and
Acquire practical knowledge of strategic collaborative relationships and the ability to think with a missional perspective toward the accomplishment of God-given goals.
COUNSELING LEARNING OUTCOMES
Acquire an understanding of the foundational elements of counselling;
Acquire an understanding of the various types of counselling toward the goal of biblical integration within the framework of Christian principles and practice;
Acquire an ability to apply necessary counselling and referral skills in a multicultural society; and
Grow personally, professionally, and pastorally and develop a deeper foundation for one’s ministry of counselling.
SPORTS MINISTRY LEARNING OUTCOMES
Understand the principles of coaching and competing from a biblical point-of-view, including the importance of discipleship/mentoring;
Acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of administrative leadership, strategic planning, legal matters, and financial management; and
Develop an understanding of communication, sports marketing, and public relations to reach sports enthusiasts with the Gospel strategically.
Note: The MALM with a concentration in Counseling and Care includes some (but not all) of the State of Washington licensing requirements. Students who intend to obtain licensure should consider the MACC program.