Master of Arts in Ministry
Town & Country Ministry


The purpose of the Master of Arts in Ministry program with a Town & Country Ministry concentration is to prepare students to lead and grow healthy churches in a town and country setting.

Program Design

Getting a graduate education doesn’t require putting your life on hold. LBC understands that you have other commitments to God, family and work. That’s why our Master of Art in Ministry program is designed for adult learners who are employed full-time. The iLEAD Center offers convenient and flexible scheduling options to accommodate prior commitments while you continue your education.


The Master of Arts in Ministry program with a Town & Country Ministry concentration equips students for ministry in the church and society by developing:

  • A foundational knowledge of the narrative, content, and interpretation of the Bible for the purposes of the spiritual formation and the development of a biblical worldview. 
  • A biblical philosophy of ministry and leadership practice applicable in the context of contemporary culture.
  • The character and competencies necessary to be an authentic servant leader. 
  • The knowledge and skill sets necessary to lead individuals, teams, and organizations. 
  • The skill sets necessary for assessing organizational health and strategizing for organizational development. 
  • Learning and research skills for maintaining life-long education. 
  • The knowledge and skill sets appropriate to effective leadership in a town and country church.

Admission Requirements

  • A growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Transcript of undergraduate studies with GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Major in Bible or completion of Biblical Foundations courses
  • Autobiographical essay
  • Two reference forms
  • Completed application and fee
  • Interview with faculty

Graduate Certificate Option

If you want a focused master’s level education but do not want to pursue the entire MA in Ministry degree curriculum, you can earn a Graduate Certificate in any of the MA in Ministry concentrations by taking four designated concentration courses. To find out more, contact the Graduate Education Office by calling 866.275.8720.