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At Cornerstone, I am able to take courses at cheaper tuition rates than other colleges. Plus, the professors are very friendly and every class feels personal.

Daniel Gowaty CCV Student

I loved taking the Biblical Counseling course last semester. All-in-all, that was one of my favorite courses that I have taken.

Caedryn McKenna CCV Student

Professor Jay quickly became a favorite professor of mine for his similar sense of humor compared to mine, but also his love for helping others in cultivating their own sound theology.

Daniel Milam CCV Student

One of my favorite parts about CCV is the community. I am always excited to come to class because everyone is so friendly and I know my presence is appreciated.

John Velleco CCV Student

If you're on the fence about coming to Cornerstone, then I say just do it! You'll end up having a great time and coming out of it with a degree that will help you no matter what you go into.

Scarlett Sizemore CCV Student



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Answer Your Calling to Ministry Leadership

Our Master of Ministry Leadership program provides professional ministry development – and not just for the church. When you choose to study at CCV, you’ll receive foundational and formative preparation for a broad range of leadership careers.

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Next Session Begins August 28, 2023

Deadline to apply: August 25, 2023


Is Ministry Leadership for Me?

Here’s the thing about leadership: Everyone can learn to be a leader. Great leaders don’t follow a single path or personality type. In fact, you’ve probably taken on leadership roles in your life that you didn’t realize at the time. So what makes a good leader, really? At CCV you can acquire and sharpen those skills and put them to work for you in your ministry and your life!

With this degree you will:

  • Prepare for or enhance for a career in ministry leadership in a variety of settings. 
  • Choose from seven concentrations, including leadership, to focus your studies in your area of interest.  
  • Further develop your calling and discover ways that you can use your spiritual gifts in ministry leadership.

Master of Ministry Leadership Concentrations

Choose one of the concentrations below to complete your Master of Ministry Leadership Degree

You know ministry leadership is challenging. Leaders like you need to know how to manage conflict in redemptive ways, lead change processes effectively, respond to various situations with an appropriate leadership style, manage and administer organizational systems and processes and serve followers with integrity. The program places a strong emphasis on the spiritual formation of the leader. As a result, the program develops leaders who possess the competencies expected of those leading in church, para-church and non-profit organizations, as well as creating a depth of character that followers can trust.         

Apologetics is a foundational part of leading others to Christ. The CCV Apolgteics Consentratioon will help the student better understand and explain the Christian faith as we share the unchanging gospel of Christ in a rapidly changing world. Through this core, students will be prepared to articulate a Christian worldview reverently, with intelligence, confidence, and compassion. The program fosters personal spiritual growth and maturity through guided study of the Scriptures and theology, critical thinking, mutual encouragement in the Christian life and academic rigor. Students will establish a foundation in theology, critical thinking, and perennial topics in apologetics, and will have access to a variety of new and innovative course offerings

This concentration is designed for Christian musicians, worship leaders, and pastors who wish to continue their calling and advance in the field of Worship Arts & Ministry. Your coursework will address the professional practice of worship, service, and leadership. Educational research will culminate in the development of a personal philosophy of worship and a major research project. The degree is designed for preparation to enter professional careers in music ministry, including worship leaders, music ministry pastor, and musicians.

The Pastoral Studies concentration prepares students for ministerial service in a variety of contexts. You will learn from pastors with many years of experience, get biblical training on engaging your congregation and deepen your understanding of God’s word. You will enhance your understanding and personal integration of pastoral care supported by a conceptual foundation of theology and ethics.

Christian ministry involves interacting with people who have a variety of issues and concerns and they will need care and they come to you for help. This concentration prepares you to provide care that is based on the ministry of Jesus, scripture, and reliable caregiving practices. You will be equipped and ready to meet the needs of individuals and families when they reach out to you for assistance.

The God of the Bible is a missionary God. And as Christians, we’re called to go and preach the gospel. Studying missions doesn’t just prepare you to be a missionary. Through this concentration, students become prepared to serve missionally in a variety of settings, like in churches, schools, government programs, social services and more – and learn about the first-ever missionary: God.

Recent events have made digital ministry a critical aspect in the growth and development of the Church. In this concentration you will focus on the growing trend of the digital church and help church members who can’t come to your physical building feel connected to the body of Christ. The harvest is plentiful and the with digital media connecting people across the world, you will have ample opportunities to minister to those who need it most.

Sometimes called the “third sector,” nonprofit organizations are becoming an increasingly important aspect of our economy and society. But the idea of “leadership” is the same across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors; the ability to achieve growing and sustaining the engagement of people to accomplish something extraordinary together.  This concentration addresses four critical competencies of nonprofit leadership: Financial Management and Fundraising, Human Resourcing, Planning and Community Relations and Communication.

Why Choose Cornerstone College of VA?

CCV is learner focused, with smaller class sizes allowing a quicker and more intimate way to deepen your understanding of your ministry and leadership skills.   

Biblically based curriculum you can trust. Courses and lessons are based on real-world application of God’s truth. 

You will learn from dedicated faculty with deep scriptural knowledge and practical ministry experience.  

Earn your MML in as few as 18 months...

Our fully online Master of Ministry Leadership degree program equips students with the education, skills, and training necessary for leading Christian ministry. Combining practical application with academic study, this well-rounded, pragmatic education will equip you for God’s calling.  The program is designed around your busy schedule, serving the needs of those currently in ministry, pursuing ministry, or exploring bi-vocational ministry. It can be completed in as little as 18 months and is offered both online and on campus for maximum flexibility.

Weeks Course Length

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire stakeholders. This is true in all organizations, but it is especially true in ministry. It's God's ministry, but it's God's people who labor in the harvest. A leader cannot have impact outside the team.

You have questions... we have answers!

CCV provides higher education at an affordable price. Our tuition is lower than comparable colleges, offering you more education for less! Our graduate tuition is $180/credit hour. This brings the total cost of the degree to around $7,000. This is significantly more affordable than most colleges. Payment plans are available. 

The final answer depends on the number of courses you take each semester. However, with classes beginning every 8 weeks, you can complete this degree in as little as 18 months. 

Yes, absolutely! You may also take courses online, in the classroom, or both.

The courses you take will depend on the concentration you choose to pursue. However, CCV requires the following courses for your MML degree regardless of concentration:

  • BI 550 Graduate Biblical Survey (3 CR)
  • BI 601 Advanced Hermeneutics (3 CR)
  • EN 501 Thesis Writing (3 CR)
  • HT 520 Advanced Christian Ethics (3 CR)
  • PM 501 Homiletics/Methods of Teaching (3 CR)
  • PM 540 Human Relations and Leadership Skills (3 CR)
  • PM 722 Leading Spiritual Formation (3 CR)
  • TH 550 Graduate Systematic Theology (3 CR)

The MML degree program at CCV is a total of 36 credit hours.

What is God calling you to do?