About Our Non-Residential MA Degree

The MA Missiology of Movements non-residential program equips students in the majority world to effectively engage their culture with the movement skills and Christ-like character necessary to catalyze movements of disciples around the world. The degree is designed for those seeking the academic and ministry preparation for work as 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 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 non-residential MA program are not more 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 movement catalyst looking to sharpen cross-cultural effectiveness to successfully equip movement leaders

  • A disciple-maker focused on equipping others to multiplying disciples

  • A movement leader passionate about maturing disciples, developing New Testament leaders, and planting healthy churches

  • A pastor transitioning a church to a movement orientation

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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

Our Educational Philosophy

This is your education and our focus is on you not simply as a student, but as a fellow learner on a journey to develop a proficiency in theological and missiological content, vocational skills that will lead to success, and character motivated by your identity in Christ.

  • Character Development

    ✔️Deepen your faith as you follow Jesus.

    ✔️Participate in a journey of discipleship and formation that invites you to embody the way of Jesus as co-laborer on God’s mission.

    ✔️Learn to integrate your faith and your vocation so that what you do is shaped by who you are as a follower of Jesus.

  • Vocational Excellence

    ✔️Develop skills across a wide array of disciplines (e.g. Bible, theology, missiology, leadership, spirituality, and more).

    ✔️Learn to communicate effectively in your culture and in the world around you.

    ✔️Be equipped for a life-time of service of church planting and training church planters.

  • Proficiency Learning

    ✔️Develop patterns of thinking that reflect biblical, theological, historical, contextual, and vocational realities.

    ✔️Demonstrate your learning through a portfolio of learning that provides evidence of who you are, what you can do, and where you thrive.

    ✔️Learn in the context of real-life situations rather than fabricated classroom experiences.


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

  • 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

  • Master of Arts

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

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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, missiology, church planting, and social justice 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

About Mission India Theological Seminary

Developing Christ-like Leaders in the Majority World

In 1993, with a clear vision and guidance from God, Dr. Saji Lukos established a Leadership Training Center for developing Christ-like global leaders for transforming communities in India and beyond. Today, Mission India Theological Seminary focuses on raising up 100,000 Christ-like leaders within the next 25 years.

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