Leadership, Mission, and Ministry (LMM)



The programme in Leadership, Mission, and Ministry is for people who want to think through the nature and practice of leadership in the contexts of church renewal, worship and mission.

It is designed for lay or ordained persons, from all traditions, who are interested in exploring the contemporary challenges to Christian spirituality, church leadership, worship and the ministry of evangelism through the discipline of postgraduate level study and personal research. If you are looking for a programme that brings an emphasis upon the privileges, pressures and challenges facing Christian leaders in the vocation of mission and evangelism today, then this is the one for you!

Course Details

There are three main units of study which cover a range of themes (any two of the three units are required for the pathway):

LMM1: Leadership, Mission, and Church
– main themes include:

  • OT/NT perspectives on leadership
  • Privileges and pressures of church leadership
  • Models of missional leadership
  • Emotionally healthy leadership
  • Historical and contemporary pioneer leaders
  • Leadership transition in missional movements


LMM2: Leadership, Mission, and Renewal
– main themes include:

  • The Bible and charismatic renewal
  • The role of the Holy Spirit in leadership
  • Spiritual gifts and renewal in the Church
  • Historical and contemporary expressions of ‘revival’
  • History of Pentecostal/charismatic movements
  • Spirit-led evangelism


LMM3: Leadership, Mission, and Worship [Online]
– main themes include:

  • Biblical perspectives on worship
  • Theology and practice of worship
  • Sacraments, liturgy, and preaching
  • Role of music in worship
  • Spiritual formation and discipleship
  • Changing models of leading worship

Each unit is assessed by a 5-6,000 word assignment.

This programme can be undertaken either part-time or full-time at a number of different levels

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mission (Leadership, Mission, and Ministry): a one-year part-time course incorporating the two units of study.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mission (Leadership, Mission, and Ministry): a one-year full-time or two-year part-time course incorporating the two units of study and EITHER two units from the syllabus OR one unit from the syllabus plus a Diploma level dissertation of 6,000 words.
  • MA in Mission (Leadership, Mission, and Ministry): a one-year full-time or two-year part-time course incorporating the two units of study AND two units from the syllabus plus a Masters level dissertation of 12–15,000 words.

What LMM students say:

“Extremely enriching, and thought-provoking.  There was an excellent blend of academic teaching, practical application, and spiritual input.”

“No doubt…God has been the Teacher.  I have learnt a lot.  It is life changing.  During the course of the lectures I have laughed, sang, been challenged, repented and worshiped God.”

“It has been fantastic. Really helpful, really challenging, plenty to think about.”

“Coming to this having not done formal studies for over 15 years I was very apprehensive but have been impressed with the lecturers and their presentations…encouraging us to draw on personal experience and connect with a practical, and therefore, authentic theology of Christian leadership.”

“It was stimulating, challenging and practical and everything I hoped I would explore during ministerial training but never did.


For more information or to book on this course, please contact: admissions@cliffcollege.ac.uk / 01246 584216

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