Center for Learning & Leadership

Our Mission

Prairie Lakes Church provides advanced theological degrees and practical ministry training equipping learners to reach Iowa.

Graduate Program

A seminary degree in a cutting-edge partnership with Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, we are pleased to present a Master of Arts in Ministry-Leadership seminary degree. This degree combines a solid theological and biblical knowledge base with PLC contextualized experiences. Cohort model classes are taught by a blend of respected Wesley Seminary professors and experienced PLC ministry leaders in a convenient combination of online and onsite venues.

This affordable 36 credit hours degree is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. Take this strategic step and earn a Master of Arts in Ministry degree to position yourself as a future church leader reaching Iowa.

Cohort#1

Classes Begin: August 31, 2015
Graduation Date: April 28, 2018

Cohort #2

Classes Begin: September 2017
Tuition: $295/credit hour for PLC attendees | $495/credit hour for others

SEMINARY BROCHURE

Core Classes

  • Cultural Contexts of Ministry: 3 hours
  • The Bible as Christian Scripture: 3 hours
  • Introduction to Christian Theology: 3 hours
  • Research Methodology: 1 hour
  • Global Christian History: 3 hours
  • Capstone Project: 2 hours

Leadership Concentration

  • Spiritual Life and Leaderships: 3 hours
  • Power, Change, and Conflict Management: 3 hours
  • Intergenerational Leadership: 3 hours

PLC Contextualized Classes

  • Communication and Leadership: 3 hours
  • Strategic Leadership and Management: 3 hours
  • Plus two electives

GRADUATE PROGRAM CLASS SCHEDULE

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Residency Program

To reach Iowa, we believe it is critical to invest in the lives of our future church leaders. The PLC Residency Program provides college graduates (holding a four-year degree) with a step into ministry leadership. Full-time residents receive a stipend, housing options and an opportunity to interact with other residents.

This program offers residents intensive learning practicums, practical ministry experiences and mentoring by PLC ministry leaders. Residents exit the one-year program (renewable upon consideration) prepared to pursue a lifetime of ministry impact.