Why Earn a MA in Ministry through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Training Servant Leaders

Our Master of Arts in Ministry program provides professional ministry development - and not just for the church. When you choose to study at Capital, you'll receive foundational and formative preparation for a broad range of careers. 

Many of the graduates from this program have gone on to become pastors, church leaders and leaders in para-church and non-profit ministries, church planters, youth and young adult ministry leaders and leaders of more.This degree program provides individuals with contemporary biblical and theological scholarship that is transferable to ministry and brings vitality and commitment to service. Through this program, we strive to raise up Christian leaders who are marked by character qualities consistent with biblical servant leadership, competent in service to God and humanity through the use of essential skills in communication, leadership and management and committed to a set of core values and beliefs that align with the historic Christian faith.

What Makes our Program Different?

The program is delivered in a blended, accelerated, cohort-based model that allows life-engaged adult learners to complete an advanced degree without uprooting life at home and work. Students participate in a learning community that blends online education with in-class residencies. A typical course is 6 weeks in length and is comprised of 5 weeks of online work and two days of residency.

Concentrations Offered:

"All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself . . . and gave us the ministry of reconciliation." - 2 Corinthians 5:18

In This Program Students Will…

  • Gain a foundational knowledge of the narrative, content, and interpretation of the Bible for the purposes of the development of a biblical worldview.
  • Obtain the skill sets necessary in effectively communicating the Scriptures.
  • Obtain the skills necessary in the process of personal spiritual formation and discipleship of others.
  • Obtain the character and competencies necessary to be an authentic servant leader.
  • Gain a biblical philosophy of ministry and leadership practice applicable in the context of contemporary culture.
  • Obtain the knowledge and skill sets necessary to lead individuals, teams, and organizations.
  • Obtain the skill sets necessary for assessing organizational health and strategizing for organizational development.
  • Gain the knowledge and skill sets appropriate to the selected ministry concentration.
  • Gain experiential learning and research skills for maintaining life-long education.

Curriculum Plan

MA in Ministry (48 Credits)

Biblical and Theological Studies: 12 Credits
Ministry Praxis: 9 Credits
Advanced Ministry Praxis: 21 Credits
Field-Based Experience: 6 Credits


View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Hear from a Student:  MA in Ministry

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"I chose Capital because it was accessible, affordable, practical and theologically solid. It was a balanced, comprehensive program that fit my life. I was also learning things that I was able to apply immediately. I came out of the class on The Life & Work of the Leader and taught it to my elders within a week!"

- Doug Logan ('16)

Meet the Faculty

Wade Mullen

MAM Program Director

"As we seek as a learning community to become those who are governed by love and obedience to Jesus Christ, my prayer is that we will learn to lead and minister like the Great Servant, who came not to be served, but to serve." — Wade Mullen

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Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary & Graduate School is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment with the College.