Master of Strategic Ministry
Christian leaders minister in a complex and rapidly changing world. Effective leadership in this context requires a biblically-based philosophy of ministry, skillful analysis of cultural dynamics, the capacity to think and plan strategically, and the ability to lead and equip people to extend the kingdom of God in His world. The Master of Strategic Ministry degree involves a partnership between Johnson University and the church that equips students for this kind of effective, strategic Christian leadership.
The degree includes online coursework in strategic ministry, a research trip to Israel, and a 9-month ministry apprenticeship at Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) in Peoria, Arizona, at one of several churches in Indianapolis, Indiana, or at Real Life Christian Church in Orlando, Florida. Students complete a Leadership Core and can choose a concentration including: church administration, church planting, intercultural studies, pastoral ministry, youth ministry, urban ministry, children and family, special needs, Hispanic ministry, sports management, or worship/production. Throughout the degree, apprentices are mentored by Johnson University faculty and staff.
Students will benefit from Johnson’s accreditation, affordable tuition, and an experienced and engaged faculty passionate about each student’s success.
When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:
Integrate the character traits Jesus exemplified in his ministry into their own lives, leadership styles, and ministries.
Analyze biblical teachings and contemporary approaches to leadership to develop their own philosophies of strategic ministry.
Implement and continually reevaluate and revise their philosophies of leadership through strategic management of people and resources.
For a comprehensive list regarding program goals and objectives, see the catalog.
Professional Area Course Sampling
Theology and Dynamics of Strategic Leadership
Contextual Implementation of Strategic Leadership
Fundamentals Of Strategic Leadership
People And Resource Management
Advanced Strategic Leadership