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M.A. in Education Ministry Leadership

Beginning in Fall 2024, this master's degree will be offered to exclusively online students. It will be available to new students who take all courses in the degree program online for $550 per credit hour.

Disciple. Influence. Lead.

The Master of Arts in Education Ministry Leadership degree provides a multifaceted approach to education ministry leadership for individuals, groups, and congregations toward spiritual maturity and obedience to Jesus Christ, by providing a strong biblical, theological, philosophical, and practical foundation in Christian Education Leadership for students currently leading or preparing to lead the body of Christ toward fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20). This program provides an efficient degree plan with the benefit of extended concentrations in multiple ministry areas.

The Master of Arts in Education Ministry Leadership degree combines practical experience, contemporary methodology, and the timeless truth of God's Word to produce servant leaders who are well prepared to lead effectively in the local church, and para-church ministries. Ministry Leaders are equipped to think critically and lead relationally within the Christian context relative to social, cultural, and spiritual issues of today.

Read about Dr. Blanton Feaster's story and his journey with DBU's Master of Arts in Education Ministry Leadership program. 

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve…” — Mark 10:45

How Our Graduates Impact Their World

Our graduates serve in a variety of church-related ministries, including:

  • Associate Pastors, Discipleship Pastors, Ministers of Education.
  • Lead Pastors with a passion for disciple-making as the mission of the church.
  • Executive Pastors and Ministers of Church Administration.
  • Para-church ministries, curriculum development, teaching, conference-leading.
  • Christian school leaders with a heart for integrating faith and education.

Experienced Faculty. Servant Leaders.

Learn from faculty practitioners who teach not only from the textbook but also from their ministry experience. We intentionally integrate Christ-centered, servant leadership principles into every aspect of study, from the courses students take, to the professors who teach. This DBU distinctive sets apart our program and our graduates.

Designed to Meet Your Needs

We enable you to pursue graduate study while balancing career, family, and ministry. DBU graduate students have many options for completing their degree, including schedule flexibility and financial aid.

Course Convenience

  • Online Courses

The Degree Program

The 36-hour M.A. in Education Ministry Leadership consists of:
18 hours, Core Requirements
9 hours, Program Specific Courses
9 hours, Ministry Focus Courses

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Program Goals

Graduates of the program will be able to

  • Demonstrate knowledge and theological understanding of the Bible and evidence of a growing faith in Jesus Christ and a love for others.
  • Develop, organize, conduct, and evaluate the programs and leadership of education and related ministries in various church situations.
  • Learn and practice how to promote, plan, organize, and lead education and related ministries in various contexts.
  • Apply servant leadership principles in developing church and community leaders.

Meet the Director

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Dr. Blanton Feaster
Program Director
Phone: (214) 333-5256

Collins Learning Center; Provost Suite

Local church ministry in the area of Education Ministry Leadership is changing. If you are called by God into this area of ministry, no doubt you are searching for current, practical training for ministry. I believe you will find that training at Dallas Baptist University through the M.A. in Education Ministry Leadership degree program. This ministry degree is designed to prepare you for practical ministry in the local church in the 21st Century. The greatest benefits of this degree are the introduction to realistic ministry issues and settings and the guidance and personal investment in your life and ministry from faculty members, many of whom are current ministry practitioners. As you take the next steps of obedience in answer to God's call on your life, please get in touch with me.

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DBU's Graduate School of Ministry and Pine Cove's Forge have partnered to allow Forge alumni to earn up to 18 hours toward a master's degree offered through the Graduate School of Ministry.

Partnership Benefits for FORGE Alumni

Sky Ranch

Tuition free master's degrees! The partnership between DBU's Graduate School of Ministry and Sky Ranch provides participants in their Legacy Fellowship the opportunity to pursue one of eight online ministry degree programs, paid for by Sky Ranch, while gaining invaluable real world experience at the same time. Visit the Sky Ranch website for more information.

More Options

Dual Degrees

Broaden your career possibilities and increase your competitive edge with our Dual Master's Degree Programs.

Advanced Certificates

Wanting to pursue graduate studies, but not ready to complete a master's degree? Consider an Advanced Certificate Program!

DBU's Ministry-Related Master's Degrees provide Christ-centered graduate level training for ministry leaders, equipping them with a biblical, theological, historical, and practical foundation for ministry.

Enhance your ministry by pursuing a master's degree.

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