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You’re the pastor of a larger church (1000+) and you’re facing new challenges in ministry post-COVID. Breaking the often-discussed church growth barriers has taken on a new complexity and you’re looking for the best mix of missional and organizational insights that will equip you to lead in new ways.

Ed Stetzer and I have partnered to create a brand new opportunity for pastors just like you. We will be leading a cohort of large church pastors through a 3-year process to give you the training and understanding you need to lead and serve your church in this new, post-COVID reality.

Earn an M.A. in Ministry Leadership

Through Ed Stetzer’s role as a faculty member and Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership at Wheaton College, this 3-year process will earn you an M.A. in Ministry Leadership. If you’ve never started or finished your master’s degree, this is the perfect way to do it. Our collaboration allows you to benefit from the disparate experiences Ed and I have had in serving local churches over the last 25 years.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy

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Flexible Learning Format

We know you are leading a church and the curriculum is structured with that in mind. We will gather at the Wheaton College campus for just three separate weeks each year, allowing you to continue the important ministry you’re doing while applying what you’re learning as you go along.

Navigating the Post-COVID Reality

Although all of the long-term effects of the COVID pandemic are not yet known, we know they are coming. Ed and I have worked together to develop a program that will enable you to think clearly and strategize effectively as you navigate these cultural shifts. In addition, we will continue crafting the program over the next 3 years to adjust our content to ensure you’re receiving our latest insights on the challenges the Church is facing in America.

The hardest part is starting. Once you get that out of the way, you’ll find the rest of the journey much easier.

Simon Sinek

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Get Started Now

This cohort has limited spots available, so don’t wait too long! To find out more or to begin the application process, click the button below.


I’m so excited about how God will use this opportunity to infuse your life and ministry with the tools you need to get to the next level as a leader. This is so important to me that I've created space in my calendar even as I launch the Future Church Company. God has called us to serve His church and to reach the world for Him. Let’s work on that together.

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