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The Online MA in Ministry and Leadership
Online learning in community. No compromise.

When you train online with Western Seminary, you access a rigorous and accredited theological education from wherever you serve. Not only that, you enter into a network of students from over 40 Christian denominations who are energized to study the inerrant and infallible words of the Bible. You'll form lasting connections with them and your professors as you visit our Portland campus together for a week at the beginning and 2.5 days at the end of your program. Those relationships continue on even as you complete your courses from any web-connected device. The 52-credit MA in Ministry and Leadership offers:

  • An emphasis on Gospel-centrality for spiritual formation, theological understanding, and ministry practice
  • Survey all books of the Bible to explore how they expand the meaning of the Gospel
  • Multiple semesters of Ministry Formation, serving under the supervision of a seasoned ministry practitioner
  • Access to Logos Bible Software to streamline your studies of the scriptures

Western Seminary delivers trustworthy and accessible training for gospel-centered transformation. On campus or online.

"I am so incredibly grateful to have been in a place where faculty members cared enough for me to help me process through my theological hang ups, ministry questions, and even my personal issues. It was so exciting for me to have access to these amazing, Godly people who possess a wealth of wisdom and experience."Aaron Truong / Vancouver, WashingtonTherapist at Columbia River Mental Health Services

"Don't hesitate to attend Western Seminary. The training I received impacted me personally, spiritually, and intellectually. The courses, professors, staff, and other students were a great resource in terms of helping me hone my skills, detecting areas of growth and what to do about it, and helping me to make God my focus – not education."Susan Wright / Rancho Cordova, CAAssociate Pastor, Cordova Neighborhood Church

"My life and ministry growth have been marked by a desire for a better grip on the gospel message, an emphatic understanding of my ministry context, and a heavenward adjustment for myself in knowledge, character, and skills for ministry. Western Seminary has given me this."Dr. Julius Twongyeirwe / Kabale, UgandaNational Director of Proclamation Task

"The training I received at Western Seminary has significantly influenced both my gospel-centered approach to biblical theology and how that gets worked out in everyday disciple-making and leadership development."Jeff Vanderstelt / Tacoma, WAVisionary Leader of the Soma Family of Churches

"The quality of student I run into at Western gives me great confidence that God continues to work mightily, building His Kingdom and spreading His reign by raising up a new generation of called and equipped leaders."Gary Thomas / Houston, TXAuthor, Writer in Residence at Second Baptist Church of Houston

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