Leadership Studies Concentration

Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM)


Training and equipping servant leaders

Why Study Leadership Studies through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Learning to Lead Like Christ

If you’ve been serving as a leader in ministry for any length of time, you know that it can be challenging. And leaders like you need to know how to manage conflict in redemptive ways, lead change processes effectively, respond to various situations with an appropriate leadership style, manage and administer organizational systems and processes and serve followers with integrity.

At Capital Seminary & Graduate School, our leadership studies program marries leadership theory with real-life ministry practice, while setting all learning with a biblical and theological framework. The program also places a strong emphasis on the spiritual formation of the leader. As a result, the program develops leaders who possess the competencies expected of those leading in church, para-church and non-profit organizations, as well as creating a depth of character that followers can trust.

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:

"Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding." - Jeremiah 3:15

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) Pastor & Author of "On the Block"

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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