The master of Arts in ministry Leadership–Vocational Stewardship Track (M.A.M.L.-V.S. Track) is a 48-hour academic program designed to prepare you for effective Christian leadership—with a focus on vocational stewardship—in a variety of settings through biblical, theological, professional and spiritual-life training.

This program provides advanced training in vocational stewardship for current and future pastors, administrators, business people, business-as-mission entrepreneurs, managers in Christian organizations and people engaged in various vocations in the workplace. The M.A.M.L.-V.S. Track is for students with a college or Bible-college degree, with or without ministry experience, who are interested in teaching, fostering, and modeling exemplary biblical stewardship within the church and in the various vocations in the workplace. 

You will learn to interpret the Bible; integrate faith, work and economics in whole-life, 24/7 discipleship; pursue biblical virtues and excellence in the workplace; and find meaning and fulfillment in personal, spiritual and professional life. You will be equipped to value holiness and soul care in vocations, apply biblical ethical principles in vocations, and design and launch a social-entrepreneurial venture consistent with the teachings of Christ for societal good-reversing poverty, economic distress and injustice while encouraging economic flourishing. 

You will also engage in a practical, hands-on immersion-and-innovation project that provides an opportunity to experience virtuous membership and participation in a real-life vocational setting. 

Degree Goals

The program seeks to attain three types of outcomes in the life of the student: academic, professional and relational.

The academic outcome is a graduate who is biblically and theologically grounded and a maturing follower of Christ who can engage in critical and constructive theological reflection and develop biblical and practical strategies of effective vocational stewardship within the Church and in the workplace—meaning a whole-life, 24/7 discipleship. 

This outcome is based on a solid foundation of interpreting the Bible using digital resources and studies in biblical vocational stewardship that will enable students to articulate, critically analyze, evaluate and carefully apply the historical, theoretical, practical and ethical aspect of vocational stewardship, including: 

  • the principles of work or vocation as a calling
  • holiness and soul care in vocations
  • theory and practice of entrepreneurship primarily for social and economic flourishing in an environment that needs development

The professional outcome is a graduate who is a biblically and theologically grounded and maturing follower of Christ who possesses developed and honed skills in vocational stewardship. 

This outcome is based on a solid foundation of:  

  • interpreting the Bible using digital resources and studies in biblical vocational stewardship that will equip students to exegete various contexts and integrate faith, work and economics
  • leading to fulfillment in personal, spiritual and professional life
  • pursue excellence in the work setting
  • apply biblical ethical principles in vocations
  • design and modify or launch a social entrepreneurial venture for economic flourishing, including a hands-on innovation and immersion project which helps to transform people and society and allows for personal virtuous membership in society 

The relational outcome is a graduate who is biblically and theologically grounded and a maturing follower of Christ who possesses developed interpersonal skills. This outcome is based on a solid foundation of studies in vocational stewardship that will enable students to engage in relationship-fostering activities, modeling and communicating of biblical values and approach to life and work in a diverse and pluralistic work setting.


Master's Degree Core Courses


BI 5500 Hermeneutics3
BI 5531 Introduction to Theological Research and Digital Literacy3
BI 5532 New Testament History, Literature, and Theology3
BI 5533 Old Testament History, Literature, and Theology3
GM 5500 Communication of Biblical Truth3
HT 5500 Church History3
IS 5500 Theology and Practice of Intercultural Ministry3
SF 5506 Biblical Spiritual Formation2
IL 5500 Biblical Spiritual Formation Lab 11
ST 5534 Systematic Christian Theology 13
ST 5535 Systematic Christian Theology 23

M.A.M.L.-V.S. Track Emphasis Courses


MN 5500 Essentials for Excellence in Ministry Leadership     3
MN 6601 Power, Conflict, Resolution, and Transformational Leadership3
VS 5501 Vocational Stewardship: Integration of Faith, Work and Economy3
VS 6601 Morality, Integrity and Ethics in Vocations3
VS 6602 Social Entrepreneurship for Economic Flourishing/"Shalom"3
VS 7701 Practice of Vocational Stewardship3
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