Transformational Leadership, M.A.

The Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program is designed to help you grow as a Christian leader who champions transformation in organizations and communities, and as a gracious participant in a worldwide, multiethnic, multigenerational Christian community.



graduates have gone on to serve in business, non-profit administration, higher education, and community agencies

“My experience at Northeastern Seminary has nurtured the desire to embrace the power of the Holy Spirit to bring transformation in my personal relationship with God and others. I now feel empowered to encourage those around me to experience this same transformative work of the Spirit in their lives.” ~Bill Gibbons, Transformational Leadership, M.A. ’15

What will I learn?

At Northeastern Seminary, you will grow as a wise professional through innovative online and classroom experiences in the Transformational Leadership program. Develop a strategic philosophy of leadership in courses that are Biblically-based, expertly taught, and holistically supported.

  • Gain contextual experience in a ministry that fits your vocational goals.
  • Complete an integrative program capstone that prepares students for ministry placement.

The Great Conversation

At the center of your Northeastern experience is a great, ongoing conversation. Listen to the voices from throughout time and around the world as you consider what it looks like to live as a Gracious Christian, fulfilling your purpose in God’s ongoing work of restoring wholeness to the world.

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Alumni Success

Bill Gibbons

Bill Gibbons '15
Pastor of Discipleship and Leadership Development, Pearce Church

David Hertweck

David Hertweck '15
Lead Pastor, Trinity Assembly of God

Priscilla Ozodo

Priscilla Onyedikachi Ozodo '14
Minister of Worship & Production, Seattle Pacific University

Beverly Coleman

Beverly Coleman
Ministry Coordinator, New Life Ministries


Dianna Henderson '15
Diversity Consultant and Social Worker

Upcoming Class Starts

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2019 | Summer Session
  • Monday, August 26, 2019 | Fall Session
  • Monday, January 20, 2019 | Spring Session

Apply by April 1 to receive priority consideration for admission and financial aid.

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Who will I meet?

Nelson Grimm

Nelson J. Grimm, Ph.D.
Professor of Applied Theology and Director of Field Education

Dr. Nelson J. Grimm has wide-ranging ministry experience including pastoring, chaplaincy, conference superintendence, leadership, and advisory capacities with other pastors, churches, and organizations. He served as a member of the Ministerial Education and Guidance Board of the Genesee Conference of the Free Methodist Church, is a clinical member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, and is a member of the Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators.

Between faith and vocation, you find a vision for the future.