Master of Arts in Ministry Studies


The M.A. in Ministry Leadership provides you with specialized knowledge and skills to serve as a member of a leadership team in a local church or para-church context. It prepares you to equip and mobilize believers for Christ-centered spiritual formation that overflows into Kingdom-focused living.


This program will equip you to:

  • Apply biblical principles of  ministry leadership
  • Develop twenty-first-century strategies for missional renewal within various ministry contexts
  • Communicate biblical truth with the goal of life transformation


Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Serving as an assistant or associate pastor
  • Serving as a member of a church  staff
  • Serving as a staff member of a para-church ministry
  • Serving as an outreach  or discipleship coordinator
  • Serving as a student life professional
  • Ministering in the marketplace

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Featured Faculty: 
Melina Rabon
Professor of Church Ministry

B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Columbia International University: currently pursuing a DEdMin., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO

Andre Rogers, Professor of Church Ministry at CIU Andre Rogers
Professor of Church Ministry
B.A., D.Min., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Shirl Schiffman Shirl Schiffman
Professor of Ministry Studies
Certificate in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University