About the Degree

The MA in Missiology of Movements equips leaders to effectively engage their culture with ministry skills, Christlike character, and a biblically informed worldview in order to make disciples and catalyze movements around the world. The degree is designed for those seeking the academic and ministry expertise for work as church planters, movement catalysts and strategy coordinators, missionaries, cross-cultural consultants, as well as cultural researchers. The robust nature of the degree may serve as a step toward doctoral studies in related areas.

  • MA in Missiology of Movements fills a gap between equipping all the saints for ministry and the cost of graduate education.

  • MA in Missiology of Movements is taught by subject matter experts who are both engaging and academic.

  • MA in Missiology of Movements focuses on self-paced learning that is essential for the success of those desiring to effectively engage culture with the gospel.

  • MA in Missiology of Movements is objectively evangelical, rigorously academic, and foundationally missiological.

Our typical student is:

Participants in the MA program are not simply students enrolled in a self-paced course. They join a learning community of like-minded experts and other explorers. We would love to welcome you into a creative and innovative global community.

  • A prospective missionary preparing to go to the field

  • A deployed missionary looking to sharpen cross-cultural effectiveness to successfully equip movement leaders

  • A co-vocational pastor focused on equipping others to multiplying disciples

  • A lead pastor transitioning a church to a movement orientation

  • A church or lay leader desiring to learn what the New Testament church looked like and apply it to their ministry

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Introducing the Master of Arts Missiology of Movements

In this 10 minute video, Dr. Cooper and Dr. Leston share the vision for the MA degree

Tuition comparison

A seminary degree without the debt

We are committed to not only offering a world-class Master of Arts degree that is accessible, but also affordable. Too many pastors and missionaries begin their ministries with debt. We want to ensure that you don't!


Our master classes help to develop ministry competencies in Bible, missiology, world religions, church planting, apologetics, and social justice.

  • Master of Arts

    Graduate in two years or less with a degree that positions you with the skills to catalyze movements

  • Advance Standing Credit

    Students who have completed either a bachelor or a master’s degree in theology, biblical studies, or missions are entitled to advance standing status

  • Foundation Courses

    Foundation courses build the necessary base from where a missiological theology begins and prepares the student for a ministry motivated by their identity in Christ

  • Framework Courses

    Framework courses focus on helping the student develop the necessary skills corresponding to their gifting

  • Focus Courses

    Focus courses direct students in three specific ministry foci: church planting, apologetics, and social justice

  • Affordable

    Get the same, high quality, and academically rigorous classes for a fraction of the cost

  • Dynamic

    Dynamic video lectures with practical demonstrations and supplemental resources

  • Engaging

    Engaging interaction connected to a global network of learners doing theology and ministry collaboratively

  • 24/7 Access

    All day and all night access from wherever in the world you are doing ministry

  • Accredited

    In partnership with Mission India Theological Seminary, an accredited seminary of Asia Theological Association

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We do not just simply fill your heads, but your hearts so that your hands are motivated and equipped to lead movements.

Meet the program director

Our program director collaborates with a team of 14 leading experts of movements and missiology to offer a dynamic degree focused on catalyzing movement leaders in North America and around the world.

Professor of Missiological Theology

Michael T. Cooper

Dr. Cooper earned a PhD in Intercultural Studies with a focus on religious movements and a minor in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He currently serves as a missiologist for a missions agency where he focuses on missiological research and equipping missionaries for effective cultural engagement. He has thirty years of missions experience, including ten years as a pioneer church planter in Romania after the fall of communism and has equipped church planters and leaders in Africa, Europe, North America, South America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. He is a guest faculty at Torch Trinity Graduate University, adjunct faculty at Mission India Theological Seminary, Asia Graduate School of Theology Nepal, and Ebenezer Bible College in Katmandu, and affiliate faculty at Kairos University. He has written and contributed to more than 30 books and academic articles and has presented conference lectures at the London School of Economics, University of Bordeaux, Loyola University, Baylor University, and many others. His recent book, Ephesiology: A Study of the Ephesian Movement is a best seller at William Carey Publishing.

Meet our professors

They know ministry because they are not just academics. They are practitioners.


Mission India Theological Seminary is accredited by Asia Theological Association, a member of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education, a global partner within the World Evangelical Alliance.

“This is a degree that equips you to be a leader with skills to catalyze a movement based on a solid missiological theology of the New Testament. We’re not only concerned about what you know, but about who you are and what you do; three motivators for a passion to declare God’s glory to the nations.” - Dr. Michael T. Cooper, Program Director

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