Master of

DurationMinimum 2 years (Full Time), or up to 8 years (Part Time);
Course TypePostgraduate Degree (coursework)
Course CodeMML20

Developing leaders to serve with missional impact & Christ-likeness in an ever-changing world


Biblical and Contextual. Further develop your capacity to integrate biblical insight with critical contextual analysis.

Global and Local. Learn alongside other missional leaders who are engaged in local and global mission.

Flexible and Focussed. Learn in a flexible format that combines intensive classes and focussed mentoring with a research project tailored to your area of service.

Formational and Transformative. Be impacted by mentors and teachers with significant missional experience who will input into your life and ministry.

Designed to provide a distinctively missional educational experience that leads to transformation in the leader’s life, understanding and ability to lead missionally in an ever-changing, globalized world.

Course Structure


Students with prior theological learning may receive advance standing for some of the following units.

Four Compulsory Core Units, delivered in an intensive format. For students entering with a non-theological bachelor degree, some additional bible/theology units are required.

Five to Seven Elective Units (Depending on the length of your research project) that intersect with your research interest.

Research Project. A Research Project focussed on your area of missional leadership.

Required Units

Missional Hermeneutics
A firm and deep grasp of Scripture is essential to any missional task. Learn how to read the Bible missionally as we read Scripture in our own contexts.

Cultural Exegesis
Addresses various approaches of contextual exegesis that will help to better engage with our missional contexts.

Missional Spirituality
A transformative ministry for the sake of others is the outcome of a transformed life. Explore ways in which we cooperate with God in our own spiritual transformation and then participate with God in His mission to the world.

Missional Leadership
Focuses on adding value and strategic missional effectiveness to our leadership in organizations.

Elective Units

A variety of elective units are available that are in line with your areas of research interest such as diaspora, religions, Islam, Aid and Development, Education, Global Christianity and more.

Independent reading units can be taken as electives if you want to read widely on a particular area related to your research.

Research Project

Research Methods is a pre-requisite for research projects. This unit enables you to complete your research proposal so you are ready to begin your research project.

A Research Project focussed on your area of missional leadership.

Entry Requirements

Completed 3 years bachelor degree or equivalent.

English language requirements. IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years in country experience.

Dr David H.F. Ng
Program Leader
Master of Missional Leadership

MST is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS: 02650E.

For more detailed information on these courses see the ACT course overview.

Master of Missional Leadership MML20