Online Master of Arts in Missional Ministry

An Online MA in Missional Ministry supports any contextual ministry with core curriculum featuring practical ministry, biblical studies, and missional theology.

Encouraging students to explore the character of God within the context of the unfolding drama of Scripture’s story is our goal. MA in Missional Ministry students are equipped to understand the Scriptures fully and to apply them practically to their community and context.

Why the Online MA in Missional Ministry Degree

Missio’s unique approach to ministry focuses on our commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ and a generously orthodox faith. We teach ministry from a missional theology perspective, encouraging students to explore the character of God within the context of the unfolding drama of Scripture’s story, a unique learning experience.

No Need to Relocate

One of the greatest obstacles to theological education can be location. Students enrolled in our Online MA in Missional Ministry remain in their current context and ministry.

Minimal Residency

For this program, we require two on-campus residencies in Philadelphia. These consist of a Friday night and Saturday, including an in-class experience with relational and spiritual development.

Real-Time Classes

Lectures are live with the ability to ask questions and interact with the faculty and fellow students.

Diverse Learners

Our students and faculty come from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and denominational backgrounds creating a dynamic classroom experience.


Core Courses – 18 Credits

Reading the OT Missionally
Reading the NT Missionally
Theology 1
Formation and Mission

Ministry Courses – 18 Credits

Leadership Development
Organizations and Change
Community and Mission
Christianity and World Religions
Ministry Internship

Electives – 12 Credits

We offer four online elective courses for the program. You may also choose to substitute an online elective with a traditional course on campus in Philadelphia or by taking a class at another accredited seminary.

Total Required Credits - 48

Program Format

Students in the Online MA in Missional Ministry take live-streamed courses. These courses are offered in a 5-week format. Classes are every Tuesday night from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Each five week course also includes one Saturday class from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

If students desire to complete the program in two years they must attend courses from September through the end of June. There are two on-campus residencies built into the program which include a Friday night and all day Saturday stay in Philadelphia during the first year, and a similar residency during the second year.

Live-streamed courses include the ability to ask questions and interact with the faculty member and other students. There are also other online requirements in many classes including online message boards through Missio’s eCampus (Moodle).

Ready to start your journey?

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