Formational Leadership

Master of Arts in Formational Leadership Degree (MAFL)


Learn to lead well by learning from the best.

Study Formational Leadership through Capital

Online & Face-to-Face Classes | Affordable | World-Class Faculty

If you're passionate about learning to lead well, yearning for deep mentorship or searching for a way to hone your skills as a leader in a ministry context, this is the program for you. Taught by long-time pastors and Christian leaders, our curriculum focuses on energizing and revitalizing church and ministry leaders.

What Makes our Program Different?

At Capital, we believe in teaching leadership by giving you opportunities be a leader. We offer three unique learning experience locations for students: study the art of servant leadership at a ranch in Oregon, learn what it means to lead well in Tokyo or Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), understand the importance handling the mantle of leadership well in Hawaii. Supplement your exciting learning experiences as a cohort through online classes and in-depth research on the topic of leadership.

Why Earn Your Degree in Formational Leadership with Capital?

  • Study under the guidance world-class faculty members, including author, speaker and pastor Wayne Cordeiro.
  • Earn your master's degree from an accredited Bible college in PA.

Character | Skill Development | Practical Theology | Balanced Life

Program Overview MAFL

MFL – Self-Care for the 21st Century Leader

This course examines the pivotal issues leaders face as they lead out of who they are. The course teaches personal assessment so as to address issues of family-of-origin, personal identity, and character. Additionally, this course teaches the development of practices and rhythms to sustain leaders for effective leadership in a digital and global society. 3 credits.

MFL 502 – Integrative Theology

This course studies and applies the integration of theology into leadership practices. The broad theological themes of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration will be examined, as well as doctrines of the Trinity, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, and narrative theology. Once evaluated, students will inculcate theological concepts into life and ministry praxis. 3 credits.

MFL 503 – Emotional Intelligence Digital Age Communication

This course studies the concept of thinking globally yet living locally while serving neighbors in the digital age. The course provides an understanding of emotional intelligence as it relates to effective communication in the digital age. Concepts related to perceiving emotions, understanding emotions, regulating emotions, and utilizing emotions will be explored, as well as digital natives, social avatars, and digital communication praxis. 3 credits.

MFL 504 – Restoration & Reconciliation

This course is an examination of the biblical themes of restoration and reconciliation. Particular attention will be given to the ministry of reconciliation, the interplay of grace, discipleship, and restoration, and the wisdom of counseling in the process of reconciliation and restoration. 3 credits.

MFL 505 – Leadership as Influence

This course explores the essentials of leadership. Beginning with theories of leadership and theories of power dynamics, the course will provide a framework for leaders as authentic influencers that cultivate disciples and craft spiritually-formed ministry leaders for an interconnected world. The course will examine the people skills and the development of resilience and grit needed to be a successful leader. 3 credits.

MFL 506 – Global Community Formation

This course is an intentionally cross-cultural experience to give students tangible, real-life examples of contextualization. The course will explore a theology of culture, community formation, and provide students an opportunity to serve their neighbors in the global village. 3 credits.

MFL 507 – Theology of Organization

This course provides a review of the theological foundations for teams, community and organizations. Concepts such as organizational culture, conflict management, followership and servant leadership will be addressed. 3 credits.

MFL 508 – Shaping Resilient Teams

This course explores the process of shaping resilient teams for innovation and creativity in a digital, global society. The course teaches leaders how to redeem the arts and technology to unleash the potential of their people through team building. 3 credits.

MFL 509 – Communication as Story

This course is an examination of the role of storytelling in leadership and effective communication. The course prepares students to exegete culture and build stories to capture imaginations and garner influence. Issues related to relational intelligence will also be addressed. 3 credits.

MFL 510 – Seasons of the Soul in Leadership

This course is an examination of major spiritual formation theories from the Bible and church history. Leadership principles such as lifelong learning, finishing well, raising up successors, and leadership multiplication will be explored. 3 credits.

Graduate Requirements

CFR 501 – Eugene Experience

CFR 502 – International Experience

CFR 503 – Hawaii Experience

Meet the Program Director

Wayne Cordeiro

MAFL Program Coordinator

"Our gifts will take us only as far as our character will take us. At Capital, leadership is not defined by a title – it’s defined by our actions." — Cordeiro

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