How a Master’s in Theology Can Enhance Your Ministry

Enhance Your Ministry

Gonzaga’s Master’s in Theology and Leadership program offers students an immersive, theological education that combines lessons from scripture, history, systematic and practical theology and ethics, as well as leadership courses. Providing students with a strong foundation in biblical and theological studies, the MATL program empowers students to engage intellectually as leaders in their ministries.

The integrated core curriculum of Gonzaga’s Master’s in Theology and Leadership program is firmly grounded in Ignatian pedagogy, which helps develop students into attentive, active, and effective leaders within their ministry. Stressing context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation, the Ignatian approach teaches students to be introspective while also being fully engaged with their community. This Ignatian focus asks more of students and develops them into more well-rounded individuals and leaders.

The Jesuit value of Cura Personalis, or care for the whole person, is a foundational aspect of Gonzaga’s Master’s in Theology and Leadership program. It teaches students to grow spiritually and emotionally. With a goal of helping students develop ministries, this online degree program integrates themes of leadership, social justice, reconciliation, and intercultural communication to help develop a more complete leader.

Successful ministry depends largely on effective leadership. Gonzaga’s master’s in theology and leadership program focuses on organizational leadership, teaching organizational theory and leadership studies.

Throughout their courses, students learn to be spiritual leaders. They gain the skills and context necessary to interpret sacred texts, craft and analyze theological arguments within historical and cultural contexts, and understand how to lead a ministry that does not only fulfill those whom it serves, but those doing the serving.

Gonzaga provides a fulfilling educational environment that develops students into leaders and ministers who are excited and equipped to serve their communities. If you want to know how a Master’s in Theology and Leadership from Gonzaga University can strengthen your ministry and leadership, contact us. Visit our M.A. in Theology and Leadership program page to learn more about what Gonzaga University can do for you.

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