Master of Ministry

The Master of Ministry degree is a 30-credit-hour degree designed for pastors, ministers, and other lay leaders who desire to strengthen their skills in biblical interpretation, missional leadership, innovation, spiritual formation, conflict resolution, and community building.

  • Can be completed in 24 months
  • Entirely online
  • One course at a time to accommodate busy schedules
  • Focused on spirituality, vision, leadership, connectedness, and knowledge

Program Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the Adult Ministry Division is to engage the Warner online community with a Christ-centered worldview and to prepare students/graduates for effective ministry leadership and service which supports the institutional mission to graduate individuals who exemplify academic excellence and Christian character who are prepared to lead and committed to serve.

Students pursuing the Master of Ministry degree will meet the following four outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Graduates will have a deeper understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, more effectively living it in daily life, and creatively sharing it in contemporary contexts.
  2. Be guided by a Life and Ministry Plan designed to sustain health and pastoral excellence.
  3. Theologically frame, create and execute a plan to solve a contemporary ministry leadership need, concern, or question using a process of community collaboration and storytelling.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of and growing competencies in ministry hallmarks of spirituality, vision, leadership, connectedness and knowledge.

Master of Ministry Courses

MIN 5005Intro to Graduate Studies0
MIN 5020Thinking Theologically about the Beloved Community3
MIN 5025Methods and Principles of Biblical Interpretation3
MIN 5030Communicating the Gospel in a Post-Christian World3
MIN 5040Story of Christian Spirituality and Spiritual Formation3
MIN 5045Change, Conflict, and Peacemaking3
MIN 5050Contemporary Models for Missional Community3
MIN 5055Finding and Shaping the Story: Project Proposal and Framing3
MIN 5060Organizational Culture and Team Based Leadership3
MIN 5090Living the Story: Leadership in Action3
MIN 5095Telling and Celebrating the Story3


Admission Requirements

  • Online application 
  • Official Bachelor’s Degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA (Students with a GPA of 2.68 – 2.99 will be admitted under a provisional acceptance.  Students with a GPA below 2.68 will be submitted to the Graduate Committee for review)
  • One-Page Faith Statement (Describe your view of God, Scripture, Salvation and the Church)
  • Ministry Reference Letter (Pastor’s reference)
  • Professional Reference Letter (From a personal, or profession reference)