NNU's 36-credit graduate specialization in Missional Leadership is geared to help leaders like you take your ministry outside your walls and into the neighborhood. As a Missional Leadership student, you'll engage with NNU's experienced faculty and leading-edge practitioners in discovering what it means to participate in the extension of God's reign, both across the street and around the world. Participate in an optional field trip to meet with the writers of your texts and visit leading-edge missional ministries. Grounded in a strong Wesleyan foundation, your studies are designed to have direct application in your ministry context. To learn more about our Missional Leadership program, reach out to us now with your questions or complete our online information form. We'd love to talk more fully with you!
Graduates from our Master of Arts in Leadership & Formation specializations assume leadership in various ministry venues, including pastoral leadership; staff ministry; church planting; university student development; military, healthcare, hospice, institutional, and marketplace chaplaincy; non-profit leadership; cross-cultural ministry; district and general church administration; and other innovative settings. A recent survey of graduates revealed that 68 percent had already been offered positions by graduation. Additionally, many of our graduates have advanced to doctoral studies at a variety of other educational institutions, including Drew Divinity School, Boston University, Regent, Claremont, Portland Seminary, Fuller, Perkins, and Nazarene Theological Seminary, to name just a few.
- The graduate understands the historical interplay between cultural, philosophical, and theological shifts that inform Christian ministry practice.
- The graduate engages the social context from the perspective of Christian mission to articulate and embody the gospel of Christ.
- The graduate utilizes insights of missional leadership to evaluate and assess congregational contexts and move persons and congregations toward practices consistent with a Wesleyan-Holiness theology.
- The graduate understands and is able to explain God's mission in the midst of a dynamic and changing world.
NNU’s Graduate School of Theology is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools. The following degree programs are approved by The Commission on Accrediting: Master of Divinity; Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry; and Master of Arts in Leadership & Formation with specializations in Missional Leadership; Spiritual Formation; and Youth, Children & Family Ministry.
Since 1930, NNU has been continuously accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities, the same respected accrediting body that validates other leading educational institutions across the Pacific Northwest. If a quality education from a respected institution with both regional and national accreditation is important to you, then NNU’s Master of Divinity or Master of Arts tracks are a great fit.