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Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL) Degree Program

Learn to lead. The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership will teach you how to develop a team, deal with conflict, better understand your personal strengths and weaknesses, achieve resolution and communicate effectively. Whether you’re interested in leading a congregation, youth, workplace team or church/para-church staff, you’ll benefit from the exposure to theories of leadership in the classroom and hands-on training in the context of ministry.
 

Charlotte Campus

Typical Student

M.A. in Christian Leadership students showcase strong leadership abilities and are looking to utilize their skills in ministry. Many are full-time pastors, bi-vocational pastors or non-ordained staff seeking to increase their ministry effectiveness in the church, workplace or other vocations.

Potential Careers

  • Campus ministry
  • Marketplace leadership
  • Missions
  • Broad range of ministry
  • Para-church ministry

Program Distinctives

  • 50-percent of the degree can be completed entirely online
  • Degree can be completed in 3 years with as little as 4 campus visits
  • Quality contextualized theological education and hands-on training
  • Rigorous courses offered in various formats (evenings, weekends, week intensives and web-enhanced) to accommodate your schedule
  • Emphasis on spiritual formation and personal development
  • Convenient, economical and innovative adult education system
  • Renowned, highly qualified and experienced faculty
  • Enhanced library services with capability to access theological databases from your home
  • Access to research and annual lectureship series through The Robert C. Cooley Center for the Study of Early Christianity
  • Access to library resources and classes at other top-tier institutions through the Carolina Theological Consortium

The M.A. in Christian Leadership also offers a unique intensive cohort program that allows you to complete your degree in three years. Join a collaborative team of other leaders for three one-week residencies per year and various distance education options. For more information, please contact infocha@gordonconwell.edu.

Program Details

  • Degree requirements
  • Completion time: 2 years of full-time study on campus and up to 50-percent online (optional); can also be completed in 3 years part-time with as few as 4 weeks on campus (click here for more information on completing the MACL at a distance).
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Jacksonville Campus

Typical Student

M.A. in Christian Leadership students showcase strong leadership abilities and are looking to utilize their skills in ministry. Many are full-time pastors, bi-vocational pastors or non-ordained staff seeking to increase their ministry effectiveness in the church, workplace or other vocations.

Potential Careers

  • Campus ministry
  • Marketplace leadership
  • Missions
  • Broad range of ministry
  • Para-church ministry

Program Distinctives

  • Quality contextualized theological education and hands-on training
  • Rigorous courses offered during evenings and weekends to accommodate your schedule
  • Convenient, economical and innovative adult education system
  • Renowned, highly qualified and experienced faculty
  • Access to library resources and classes at other top-tier institutions through the Carolina Theological Consortium and the Boston Theological Institute

Program Details

  • Degree requirements
  • Completion time: 2 years of full-time study (may span longer if pursued part-time)
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Spotlight Alum

“Gordon-Conwell reshaped the way I see the Scriptures. From sitting under the teaching of premier biblical scholars, to being able to study abroad in Israel with fellow seminarians, the Scriptures were transformed from black and white into color. I will always be so grateful to God for leading me to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary—Charlotte.“

Rob Kelly, MACL ‘09
Missional Outreach Pastor, Carmel Baptist Church | Matthews, N.C.