The M.A. in Pastoral Leadership integrates innovation with tradition. Olivet Nazarene University possesses a rich heritage of academic excellence in its graduate programs in theology and ministry. This program leverages that tradition into a new and exciting online format in which leading and experienced practitioners in ministry guide and teach a learning community of practitioners. Both faculty and students are actively engaged in ministry, dealing with real-life situations. The dialogue between theory and practice in real time gives this program its power and effectiveness.
We believe that the best ministry is "practiced theology." This program is taught by leading pastors, either actively engaged in ministry or with extensive ministerial experience, who also have the appropriate academic credentials (normally a doctorate) and a deep knowledge of theology.