Dr. Frank Markow, Director of Adult & Graduate Studies, gives us a recap of the graduate students first week in the Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership Program.
This January 2013 MASL Residency week brought energy and excitement to the campus, as a brand new cohort and returning arrived and engaged in intensive classroom training. The new students heard excellent lectures from faculty including Catherine Hart-Weber, David Moore, and Chuck Shoemake in areas of personal leadership development, a Pentecostal perspective on theology, and strategies for balancing ministry and family life. Returning students were challenged to grow in areas of organizational and strategic competency by speakers that included Charles Lee, Sam Rockwell, and Doretha O’Quinn.
Alan Hirsch was our featured speaker on Wednesday’s Open Session, as students and leaders from across the region were urged to re-consider existing models of church leadership in favor of those which were more inclusive of all the gifting the Lord has given to His church. Overall the week was one of intellectual stimulation, personal spiritual renewal, and warm fellowship as students focused on engaging key elements of the program designed to help equip them to be even more effective world-changing leaders for the Kingdom.
It is essential for today’s leaders to continue in their professional development and to excel in their ability to think and act strategically. The Masters in Strategic Leadership with an Emphasis in Ministry (MASL) is designed to provide an integrated experience of practical theology and organizational studies. Take the next step and request more information about our graduate program today!
Frank Markow, Ph.D.