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Master in Leadership & Ministry

Program Overview

Develop your leadership abilities for effective Christian service in Ambrose Seminary's Master program. Specialize in chaplaincy, next church (exploring the future of the church), preaching, or poverty studies. You'll be equipped to understand your vocation and identity in Christ, and to integrate the personal, theological and ministerial dimensions of your life.

This program fits in with your schedule and your goals. Choose from daytime, evening, online, modular [weekend and week-long] and hybrid [weekend and online] course options.

Study full time and finish in two years, or take it class by class: after five classes you have a certificate, at 10 you have a diploma, and at 20 you've completed the degree.

Program Streams
  • Preaching
  • Poverty Studies
  • Chaplaincy
This is where you can go
  • Church-related ministries
  • Para-church professional ministries
  • Non-Profit agencies
  • Chaplaincy in a hospital, prison, or industrial setting
This is your career
Based on how you tailor your program, you’ll be prepared to serve in specialized ministries that will make the most of your gifts, calling, and education.
Beyond the Classroom

Experience the joys, struggles, and lessons of ministry while working alongside and being mentored by seasoned practitioners. Internship is the best way to develop the skills and competencies that will make you a confident ministry professional. Spiritual Care workers—chaplains—are hired by a wide variety of employers: in health care facilities, in prisons, by the military, in non-profit agencies, in educational institutions, and in industrial workplaces. The type of training they require varies from context to context. At Ambrose Seminary, we offer basic chaplaincy training in the Master in Leadership and Ministry (MLM) program. The program introduces students to the knowledge and skills needed to offer spiritual care to people whose worldview may be different from theirs. Ambrose Seminary also facilitates the registration of students accepted for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) by Alberta Heath Services (AHS).



  • Arch Wong, PhD

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    Professor of Practical Theology Cross-Appointment
    School of Education Associate Director
    Flourishing Congregations Institute
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