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Graduate Studies

Join us on Thursday, April 9 at 10 am CST/11am EST. Central to learn more about CCCB’s first graduate program, and why a master’s degree is important in the ministry field.

Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership (MAML)

The Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership (MAML) is designed to further develop servant-leaders beyond the bachelor/four-year college experience, as well as form their spiritual lives as they make practical use of God’s Word while serving in the local church. 


As a student in this program, you will develop your personal leadership skills, be equipped to lead congregations toward health, and be capable of forming personal & pastoral development plans for your teams.

The Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership is accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education and is designed for:

  • Recent college graduates who desire additional training and skills prior to entering into full-time ministry
  • Ministers who are currently serving in congregations and desire further leadership training to enhance their ministry careers and advance the church’s mission
  • Adults with a bachelor’s degree who are considering a mid-life career change in response to God’s calling to ministry, but cannot repeat a four-year bachelor’s degree

Program Information

The Masters of Arts in Ministry Leadership is a two-year, 36-credit hour, hybrid graduate program offered in three modalities: On Campus, Online, and Onsite.

Online – 8-week online courses offered in partnership through Hope International University  (Fullerton, California).

On-Campus – a week-long intensive course on CCCB’s campus in Moberly, MO allows for you to work collaboratively with your peers and network within your constituency, with an embedded 1-day seminar by a ministry specialist.

On-Site – coaching and mentoring at your place of ministry by a qualified and resourced experienced practitioner.

Course List

Online Courses (in partnership with Hope International University) On-Campus Courses
Dynamics of Servant Leadership Dynamics of Healthy Congregations
Leading Spiritual Practices Discipleship and Christian Formation
Transforming Conflict Professional & Team Development
Ephesians Change and Conflict Management

Potential Careers with a Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

Leader in a church, community, or social service agency

Executive, Manager, or Director in nonprofit and for-profit organizations

Administrator of a parachurch organization or missions agency

Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Billy Strother
Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Preaching and New Testament