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During the first two years of the course you will be supplied with comprehensive online learning resources for each of the following six modules. You will spend two full days a term studying these modules with fellow students at your local Learning Centre, as well as undertaking weekly private study. Each centre has a dedicated local tutor who is on hand to answer any queries and to support you in your studies.

Missional Leadership Theory
  • Missional Church
  • Understanding Missional Leadership
  • Insights from Mission History
  • Contemporary forms of Missional Church
Leadership Formation
  • Spiritual Health
  • Self Skills
  • Self Awareness
  • Our Impact on Others
Leadership Skills
  • Forming People
  • Shaping Systems
  • Developing and Leading Teams
  • Using the Bible and Theological Reflection
Gospel and Culture Theory
  • Missional Context
  • Biblical Frameworks for Gospel and Culture
  • The Kingdom of God and Justice
  • Power and the Powers
Forming Missional Communities
  • The Concept of Community
  • Mission-shaped Groups
  • Managing Conflict
  • Mentoring
Engaging the Local
  • Reading a Community
  • Church Planting in Context
  • Communicating the Gospel
  • Research Methodologies

Years 1 & 2 are facilitated learning. Each term you will be given access to the module verbatims and supported texts. Throughout the year you will attend six Regional Support Network Study Days, where each student is expected to engage, discuss and debate the topics together. Each term you will then submit a 4000 word essay and a reflective exercise for assessment.

In Year 3, you will be expected to submit a dissertation that captures your learning throughout the previous two years and engages with a genuine missional context that you have thoroughly researched. This will be completed with the support and guidance of your Dissertation Supervisor.

“Hard work, yet spiritually and academically refreshing; the MA in Missional Leadership has shaped, challenged and transformed my spiritual practices and the ministry that God has called me to!”

Sheri Gidney, Children’s Worker