Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Christian Leadership

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Christian Leadership is a program designed for individuals who desire to lead as Christians in their arenas of influence, be they secular, religious, professional or personal. Individuals interested in this MA in Christian Leadership may work as church pastors, deacons, elders or administrators. Others who may pursue this program work in the secular world and want to earn their MA in Christian Leadership to develop as Christian leaders within their business field or because they have a passion for leading a small group or Bible study. This program requires a total of 38 credits and may be taken online, or at one of our campus locations.

The MA in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Christian Leadership prepares students with biblical and theological knowledge and the practical application of that knowledge in leadership settings. This program teaches how to lead a Christian group through crises. It also provides a comprehensive study of Christianity through a variety of perspectives based on culture, as well as a study of spiritual formation. Coursework includes a study of spiritual growth and the major doctrines of Christianity including the doctrines of revelation, God, humanity, and the world. Topics of study also include the theological structures and themes of the Old and New Testament historical and literary documents.

For those who are seeking a leadership role within their Christian community, this degree with an emphasis in Christian Leadership will involve studying current methods and skills of leadership, as well as specific tools for leading through crisis and change.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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