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Christian Leadership

Many perceive a need for Christian leaders in churches and schools. The world views leadership as taking charge or telling others what to do. Churches and schools may be tempted to think they need that kind of a leader. But Jesus describes leadership differently.

Jesus said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:25-28, NIV).

The MLC master’s program helps teachers increase their understanding and skills and develop their gifts so they can serve more people. Such servant leadership is an important component of courses like EDU5301 Educational Leadership, which just finished this summer. Each course includes practical components that immediately impact ministry.

MLC graduate students serve children and families as principals, early childhood directors, technology coordinators, special educators, and Pre – 12 educators. They select courses that apply to their various ministry duties. The 114 graduate students and 46 MS Ed graduates are truly Christian leaders among those they serve!