The MA in Mission and Ministry (Christian Leadership in Context) enables those leading in church and community projects to develop their skills and approach to mission and ministry.
Students have come from a range of contexts: qualified youth workers, staff in community development projects, volunteer pastoral workers, or those exploring a call to change their career.
The generalised learning in college is all applied to your particular context, allowing you to focus on your specialist area or explore new approaches or areas of leadership.
Studying on this programme will enable you to gain:
- A theological and theoretical underpinning for leadership in church and community contexts
- A grounding in relevant social sciences such as psychology, sociology, social policy and community studies and the ability to relate these to practice in a range of contexts
- A critical understanding of community and church based work, and the tools to transform your practice
- A range of transferrable skills including independent and creative thinking, self-organisation, team-working, communication, project management, etc of interest to employers.
- Broader experience in practice, as a result of undertaking a piece of alternative practice in an alternative context.
Learning in, and from practice – placements
For the duration of the course, it is a requirement that you are hold position (voluntary or paid) within a mission or ministry setting, where your development as a leader will be rooted in ongoing practice.
You will also engage in 1-1 tutorials with experienced professionals who will enable you to learn from what you do in practice, and demonstrate competence as a worker.
Academic and Pastoral Support
Alongside the interactive lectures and seminars, CYM provides study skills training, and ongoing academic advice and support for students, as integral components of the programme.
- Missional approaches to working with communities (30 credits)
- Transforming leadership (15)
- Teaching, learning and informal education (15)
- Ministry and professional practice in social context (30)
- Pastoral support, mentoring and supervision (15)
- Optional module (15)