C. Peter Wagner Ministry Program

Masters in Apostolic Leadership

Objectives and Outcomes

The Masters in Apostolic Leadership Program prepares students for competent apostolic leadership in their cultural sphere of influence. The program is designed to give students a pragmatic biblical and theological foundation for the reemergence of apostles and prophets, the establishment of the five-fold ministry, and the importance of the seven-mountain mandate in advancing the Kingdom of God. The program engages students in the use of biblically based tools such as healing, deliverance, and spiritual warfare. The program also provides a practical foundation in such areas as church planting, missiology, church and nonprofit law, and administration.

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C. Peter Wagner Ministry Programs

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About Us

Develop the leader within you to transform your arena of influence. Through a pragmatic Biblical foundation, you will hone leadership skills in practical ministry methods, revival and reformation. 

The program builds upon the student’s own experience and mentoring, providing them with rigorous guided online study in a cohort format. With an advanced online learning system and a well-designed course structure, students will gain relevant knowledge, explore best practices, and discuss with peers foundational perspectives for ministry and leadership development.

Masters in Apostolic Leadership

Admission Requirements

Masters in Apostolic Leadership

Accredited Degree Program

  • At least a bachelor’s degree or educational equivalent from an accredited school (a master’s degree from an accredited school will substitute for a bachelor’s degree) 
  • A minimum of 18 units (or equivalent learning) in Bible, theology, and church history.
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 on undergraduate work
  • Minimum of 5 years actively serving in a local church or other organization.
  • Currently in a leadership role at a local church or other organization.
  • Currently a member of a local church.
  • Applicants who are not native English language speakers must demonstrate English proficiency

Required Application Documents 

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed application form (including an applicable resume or CV)
  • Official college transcripts
  • A personal essay
  • Two recommendation forms:
    • One recommendation from an overseeing pastor, board member, or similar position
    • One recommendation from a peer
  • A copy of a government-issued photo identification card

Personal and Professional Development

Personal enrichment students may take classes on a credit/no-credit basis. Courses taken may not be applied to a degree program.

Prerequisites:

  • No scholastic prerequisites 
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed application form 
  • Personal Statement (on the application form)

Tuition

Masters in Apostolic Leadership: (Total Program Cost) 

Tuition ($606 x 36 credits)

$

21,800

Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate) *

$

1,200

Program total cost

$

23,000

*Students may purchase textbooks from the vendor of their choice. Therefore, the cost listed above is only the best estimate.

The program length is 24-months. Students can choose the following payment method:

  1. Pay annually, will enjoy a 3% tuition deduction
  2. Pay monthly, there will be an additional 3% processing fee

 

 

Program Goals

The goals of the Masters in Apostolic Leadership program are:

• To present a biblical and practical foundation for church and organizational
leadership through Christ’s 5-fold ascension gifts (Eph. 4:11-12).
• To hone the student’s skills in biblically based organizational leadership, the
practice of ministry, and in revival and reformation that leads to cultural
transformation.
• To empower leaders who ignite transformation in their cultural sphere of
influence.

 

Online Course List

PL 523 – Apostolic Leadership

In Apostolic Leadership we will examine the gift of apostle and its foundational biblical functions. The emergence of governance models based on the apostolic such as the extended church and apostolic centers will also be a focus. Finally, we will develop methodologies to overcome hindrances to the operation of apostolic models, namely, the spirit of religion and the spirit of poverty.

PL 526 – Five-Fold Ministry Empowerment

Five-Fold Ministry Empowerment elucidates the ministry model found in Ephesians 4:11: “He gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, pastors, and teachers.” This course will examine the differences between a five-fold ministry church and a pastoral church. It will also review the five-fold ministry gifts as the basis of a governance model.

PL 529 – Prophetic Leadership

In Prophetic Leadership, we will examine the ascension gift of the prophet in the Church today. This course will cover prophetic ministry; however, its primary focus will be the Office of the Prophet, especially as it relates to working with the Apostle.

MT 520 – Healing and Deliverance

In Healing and Deliverance, we will examine spiritual warfare on the personal level. Spiritual warfare can be one of the most misunderstood areas in the church today. In this course, we will gain a better understanding of spiritual warfare and how to engage in it through the weapons of warfare and spiritual authority.

TH 520 – Kingdom Theology and Seven Mountain Mandate

Kingdom Theology and The Seven Mountain Mandate will examine three mandates – the Kingdom Mandate, the Dominion Mandate, and the Seven Mountain Mandate. It will analyze the principles inherent in dominion theology, the Kingdom mandate, and the Seven Mountain strategy within the context of bringing about sustainable transformation to nations.

MT 509 – Missions and Evangelism

Missions and Evangelism offers a dual focus. It begins with a study of how the Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20) to the Christian Church has been viewed and fulfilled throughout history. This course covers a broad sweep of missionary and evangelistic outreach in church history, from the Early Church to modern-day churches. For several weeks it focuses on missionary-eras and particularly on the life and work of specific missionaries and evangelists. The course concludes with a series of studies concerning the necessity for and practicalities of evangelism. Through these studies, students are guided to find their belief and expression in fulfilling the Great Commission in this day.

PL 505 – Relational Church

Relational Church Planting and Growth examines the dynamics of church planting, development, and growth from a relational model which honors the biblical/theological foundations of the apostolic Church while learning to exegete the congregation, community, and culture in the context of the Lord’s kingdom mandate. Attention is given to relational-missional approaches of developing, sending, and serving which may assist in improving multi-generational connections between the life of the Church and its changing context.

PL 510 – Stewardship and Administration

Stewardship and Administration will guide the student through an analysis of the qualities of an effective leader and the requirement of faithful stewardship in the church. Topics covered in this course include leadership, delegation, administration, stewardship, church finances, church records, and risk
management.

PL 512 – Church and Nonprofit Law

Church Law allows the student to discover why it is important to have a basic understanding of the law as it pertains to a church and its ministry. The impact of the law continues to grow, and the laws continue to change on a regular basis. In this course, the student will study how the constitution, federal laws, and state laws affect a church. While a complete study of the law is well beyond the scope of this course, the course materials will provide a foundation for understanding how to conduct church affairs in today’s legal environment. Such an understanding will assist in avoiding an inadvertent violation of the law, as well as allowing the church and its ministers to take advantage of the opportunities and protections that the law provides. It will also provide a framework for knowing when to seek professional advice and for understanding the answers.

CH 504 – Spiritual Outpourings and Revival

Spiritual Outpourings and Revival gives students an overview of the spiritual outpourings and revivals in North America and the world during the 20th century. The course traces three of the major revivals of the past century. The student will learn about the background, people, places, and events that
surrounded these revivals and discover the continuing impact of these revivals on Christianity. This course uses the study of the past to provide a foundation for the present.

GS 520 – Applied Ministry Thesis 1

GS 520 Applied Ministry Thesis 1 begins the journey of drafting a capstone thesis that will be completed in GS521 Applied Ministry Thesis 2. The overall Project demonstrates learning synthesized in the program courses. In this first of the tandem courses, the student must submit and receive approval of the thesis topic, Proposal for the concept of the Project, and submit a full outline of the Project.

GS 521 – Applied Ministry Thesis 2

Applied Ministry Thesis 2 completes the journey of developing, writing, and submitting your Applied Ministry Project. The overall project is to demonstrate learning synthesized from the program courses and the development of a strategy for applying the concepts learned in the student’s ministry and cultural context.

Total for the program – 36 Units

All courses are 3 units.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Practice leading from a biblical-Apostolic model of ministry.
  • Develop and defend five-fold ministry (Eph. 4:11-12) as a model for church leadership.
  • Develop a ministry strategy for the Great Commission’s impact upon culture.
  • Articulate the role of healing and deliverance as critical tools for waging spiritual warfare.
  • Analyze current models of church growth to develop new models of church growth.
  • Integrate program content, biblical research, and prior learning to develop an applied ministry thesis as a foundation for the student’s area of ministry

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Masters in Apostolic Leadership the student will:

  • Complete the minimum number of units required.
  • Successfully complete all courses in the degree program.
  • Complete and pass the Applied Ministry Thesis.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Fulfill any outstanding school financial obligations.
  • Verified active mentorship during the degree program.

Student Testimonials

I am eternally grateful to God for providing Shiloh University. I could not find this level of education in the area of theology in my country. I always get excited when I am taking a new course and I always share the things I learn with my family, my friends, my church.”

Janneth Saveedra

Shiloh University has fanned the flame of my desire, and equipped me to share God’s hope and redemption with a needy world.”

John Isoka

I have loved every bit of my experience with Shiloh University! The faculty provided a personal touch that is too often lost in other universities. The level of academics is top-notch and presented in a sound and meaningful way.”

Joshua Wheeler

Having instructors who could challenge me and question me on specific topics forced me to dig in and really understand the foundations of what I believe.”

Jeremy Richardson

The ultimate goal of the C. Peter Wagner School of Ministry is to equip Christ-centered leaders for evangelism, spiritual growth, and the transformation of culture.