Manda University

Christian Leadership

Creating effective Christian leaders who will practice ethical, positive, and productive leadership methods while establishing constructive and fruitful organizations.

The Mission of the Department of Christian Leadership

To create Christian leaders who will excel and impact the world around them.

“Teach them God’s decrees, and give them his instructions. Show them how to conduct their lives… If you follow this advice, and if God commands you to do so, then you will be able to endure the pressures, and all these people will go home in peace.” Exodus 18:20, 23 (NLT)

Manda University’s Department of Christian Leadership offers programs that will train students to become valuable, efficient Christian leaders in the church, as well as in non-profit religious organizations.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively lead and manage various religious organizations, including places of worship. You will gain useful tools to successfully direct programs, manage staff and volunteers, and create an effectual environment. Additionally, we will enable you with the abilities to plan, develop, build, and organize Christian ministries and other religious organizations.

Students who are called to Christian leadership will gain the knowledge, empowerment, and confidence to succeed in any Christian ministry or religious organization.

Bachelor of Christian Leadership

This degree program prepares the student for Christian leadership positions within the church and religious organizations. The program combines practical managerial skills and theories with solid Biblical standards.
The first 21 courses may also apply towards an Associate’s degree.

The Bachelor’s degree requires 120 credits and includes classes on:

The Bachelor’s degree requires 120 credits and includes, but is not limited to, classes on:

1. Introduction to Business
2. Survey of Leadership
3. Classic Literature
4. English
5. Communications and Influence
6. Business Mathematics
7. Organization Dynamics
8. Special Types of Management
9. Principles of Management
10. Introduction to Psychology and Counseling
11. Innovation Leadership
12. Systems Thinking
13. Sociology
14. Christian Ethics
15. Strategic Planning
16. Counseling
17. Physical Science
18. Introduction to Christian Theology
19. World Civilization
20. Introduction to Probability and Statistics
21. Project
22. Biblical Leadership
23. Management of Staff and Volunteers
24. Apologetics
25. Critical Thinking
26. General Biology
27. Principles of Hermeneutics & Theological Thinking
28. Leading Teams
29. Music History
30. Spiritual Formation & Christian Discipleship
31. Independant Study
32. Preaching and Teaching the Bible
33. Managerial Decision Making
34. Cross-Cultural Leadership
35. Accounting & Introduction to Economics
36. Cultural Anthropology
37. Christian Ministry
38. Entrepreneurship
39. Advanced Independent Study
40. Thesis, Project, and Presentation

Master of Christian Leadership

This advanced degree program prepares the student for Christian leadership and religious organizational leadership.

The Master’s degree requires 45 credits and includes classes on:

The Master’s degree requires 45 credits and includes, but is not limited to, classes on:

1. Old Testament Survey
2. New Testament Survey
3. Cosmogony & Anthropology
4. Leadership in Church and Ministry
5. Managing Change and Conflict
6. Christian Leadership Development
7. Ministry Administration
8. International and Intercultural Relations
9. Spiritual Formation Foundations
10. Marketing Management
11. Christian Theology
12. Ecclesial Leadership
13. Christian Discipleship
14. Master’s Thesis, Project, & Presentation

Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Leadership

Establishes the student with knowledge in creating innovative environments and instructs them in pursuing both a leadership position and a ministerial position in a church or religious organization.

The Doctor’s Degree requires 60 credits and includes classes on:

The Doctor’s degree requires 60 credits and includes, but is not limited to, classes on:

1. Advanced Ecclesial Leadership & Global Studies
2. Theology & Philosophy
3. Managerial Research
4. Spiritual Formation and Leadership
5. Trends in Organization Leadership and Research
6. Logical and Critical Thinking
7. Entrepreneurial Leadership
8. Corporate Leadership
9. Human Resources Development
10. Organization/Non-Profit Leadership
11. Public Relations & Intercultural Relations
12. Strategies to Develop Church Leaders
13. Spiritual Factors in Growing Churches
14. Individualized Studies
15. Doctoral Practicum, Presentation, & Dissertation