Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts in Church Leadership

Master of Arts in Theology

Emphases:

Master of Arts in Church Leadership

Concordia students who have completed THL 401, MACL 404, MACL 410 or MACL 411, MACL 428 or MACL 429, MACL 465 and MACL 473 (17 units, all with a grade of B or better) as an undergraduate in the Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Ministry Leadership major will complete the following courses in order to receive their Master of Arts in Church Leadership.

Two courses (6 units) from the following may be taken at the 400-crosslisted level (with a grade of B or better) in the senior undergraduate year with the approval of the Director of the Center for Church Leadership
MACL 502Spiritual Care3
MACL 530Communicating the Gospel I3
MACL 531Communicating the Gospel II3
THL 540Entrepreneurial Mission Planting3
TPRC 521Pastor as Missionary3
TPRC 542Christian Worship in Cultural Context3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Old Testament Book3
The Synoptic Gospels and Acts3
Romans/Pauline Literature3
Johannine Corpus3
Pastoral Epistles3
Internship & Residency
MACL 570Ministry Internship I3
MACL 571Ministry Internship II3
MACL 580Ministry Residency9
Total Units36

Master of Arts in Theology

Core Curriculum
THL 501Introduction to Theological Research2
THL 504Survey of Historical Theology3
THL 510Lutheran Confessions *3
or THL 511 Creeds and Confessions
THL 528Seminar in Biblical Theology and Exegesis **3
or THL 529 Lutheran Hermeneutics and the Theology of Scripture
THL 565Christianity, Ethics and Contemporary Culture3
THL 573Systematic Doctrinal Theology3
Emphasis
Choose 1 of the following emphases15-21
Total Units32-38

Emphases

Christian Education Leadership

CED 502Church Leadership3
CED 532Methods of Christian Discipleship3
CED 550Counseling in Ministry3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Adult Ministry3
Children's and Family Ministry3
Youth Ministry3
Choose 1 of the following:6-12
Thesis I
and Thesis II
6
Internship I: DCE
and Internship II: DCE
and Internship III: DCE
12
Total Units18-24

Director of Christian Education

Open only to LCMS students seeking certification as a DCE.

CED 502Church Leadership3
CED 532Methods of Christian Discipleship3
CED 550Counseling in Ministry3
CED 560Adult Ministry3
CED 570Children's and Family Ministry3
CED 580Youth Ministry3
Certification Requirements
THL 201History and Literature of the Old Testament3
THL 202History and Literature of the New Testament3
CED 501Introduction to Christian Education: Theory and Practice3
THL 382Corporate Worship3
or TPRC 542 Christian Worship in Cultural Context
CED 593DCE Pre-Internship Seminar3
Internship
CED 594Internship I: DCE4
CED 595Internship II: DCE4
CED 596Internship III: DCE4

Research in Theology

Choose 9 units from the following:9
Guided Readings3
Colloquium3
Elective course chosen in consultation with the Director of Graduate Programs from the theology graduate offerings
3
THL 595Thesis I3
THL 596Thesis II3
Total Units15

Servant Leadership

THL 591Colloquium *9
THL 595Thesis I3
THL 596Thesis II3
Total Units15

Theology and Culture

THL 502Ministry in Cultural Context3
THL 505Polity, Leadership and Team Ministry3
THL 521World Religions3
THL 530The Reformation Era I3
THL 540Entrepreneurial Mission Planting3
THL 595Thesis I3
THL 596Thesis II3
Total Units21

Youth Ministry

THL 591Colloquium *9
THL 595Thesis I3
THL 596Thesis II3
Total Units15