Leadership Studies

Master of Arts in
Offered: Online, or On Campus
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Build the Kingdom through
transformational leadership.

Transformational Leadership

The program is designed to help students increase their leadership in the church, and acquire a historical and cultural context to ministry. You will learn how to communicate the meaning of the Bible in an effective, transformative way, while understanding the history and mission of the church – and your own part in that mission. The program prepares students to become leaders, develop leaders, manage conflict and change, and mobilize a congregation. Above all, you will acquire the skills to walk with others in spiritual formation to Christlikeness.


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Sample Student Courses

Leadership Studies

  • Mission and Culture in Theological Perspective
  • The Church and Contemporary Moral Issues
  • Theology and Theory of Leadership
  • Research Methodology: Leadership Studies
  • Leadership and Character Development
  • History of Spirituality
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Conflict Management and Team Building
  • Leadership and Global Issues
  • Soul Care of Others
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Six Special Topics in Leadership
  • Directed Reading or Integrative Seminar
TOTAL: 42 units

I own and lead a personal training company with over 200 clients, and seven trainers. I also lead a section of 16 Marines Corps reserves with 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in Camp Pendleton. Vanguard’s program has done more in two years to improve the way I experience what I love than any other program I have ever been a part of, both military and academia. With my new skill set, strategy, example, and wisdom I have seen major growth in my Marines, my business, and my family.

Aaron Guyett, President
Innovative Results

I spent several years working in the media and the music industry, when I stumbled upon my real passion, leadership development. I realized that I needed to continue to learn more so that I could do more. I was drawn to Vanguard’s Leadership Studies program because it brought together two areas that were meaningful to me: leadership and spirituality. Today, I’m back in the corporate world, helping lead over 700 people, and better equipped with the practical tools that I needed for the bigger challenges.

Liz Claudio, Assistant Vice President
Quorum Holdings Corporation

Who We Are

Vanguard University is a private, Christian university of liberal arts equipping students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service.

Vanguard promises to give you the tools you need to live the story God has for you…a story that matters.