Have you ever thought to yourself, ’There has to be a better way?’ As you go through life do you find needs you’d like to meet? We all see needs in our community everywhere we go. Students who graduate with the master of arts in ministry entrepreneurship and innovation degree will be fully equipped to meet those needs in practical and relevant ways.
Students become better prepared for their community or ministerial role through unique course formats, delivery modes, online interaction, and learning in community with a like-minded cohort. Graduates receive personalized guidance from a faculty mentor as he or she chooses their own learning path, plus training with the strategic leadership skills required to effectively see a need and fill a need.

Program Highlights

  • Build community online with a cohort of like-minded learners through weekly face-to-face interaction using the innovative Zoom system.
  • Each course is intensive and is completed in 6 weeks. Students take one course at a time. This means more focus and less stress for you.MEI-Pricing
  • Students are paired with a faculty mentor who will work with you to select readings, conferences to attend, or MOOC’s to take to help you with your concentration specialty as you choose your own learning.
  • The program also includes an international component: a 10-12 day trip to another country that will involve learning about culture, the persecuted church and entrepreneurial projects in different contexts.
  • Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
  • Tabor College is accredited and has been named in the top 5 online colleges in Kansas.

Career Opportunities

  • Various opportunities in private companies, church or para-church organizations

Why Ministry Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tabor?

  • Choose your own path:  Choose the focus of your degree with the help of a personal faculty mentor
  • International Immersion:  A short-term international travel experience
  • Unique course offerings:  6-week sessions taught by world-renown faculty
  • Weekly interactive component: Students in the MEI program will participate in a 90-minute video chat to enhance learning and develop a sense of community
  • International faculty:  Students will have the opportunity to learn from faculty all over the world
  • No graduate admissions test required

Courses

  • International Experience
  • Interpreting Culture
  • The Church and Mission
  • Person and Work of a Leader
  • Project Management
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership/Followership
  • Creativity, Innovation, and Change
  • Ministry-based Conflict and Leadership
  • Ethical Leadership in Dynamic Organizations
  • Future Studies
  • Communication Skills
  • Faculty Mentor
  • Reflective Practice (The Guild)
  • Major Project

In the News

Learn from Leonard Sweet, Distinguished Visiting Professor

Len-Sweet-web“A Swiss Army Knife™ is a timeless tool that only gets more indispensable to each generation. This small piece of equipment can cut, saw, screw, tighten, pull out slivers and pick teeth. Swiss Army Knife™ designers continue to improve the tool to ensure that its owner is ready for anything life may throw at them. I know people who don’t go anywhere (except planes) without one.

“Today’s leaders need a ‘Swiss army knife’ for lifelong learning. One way to build this is through online theological education. True online learning is both tablet and table, peer-to-peer distributed learning and face-to-face immersive learning. This new-old, tablet-table model of education is built around an online learning community that simultaneously embraces  monastic modes of eating together, worshiping together, praying together, singing together and learning together.

“I’m happy to be working with Tabor College’s Ministry Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEI) initiative  because this masters degree program offers a pioneering model of Tablet-Table learning. Students meet together in person two times; once in a face-to-face local setting to focus on spiritual formation, and again in a global setting to participate in an international experience. During these ‘Advances’ (like the Marines, Christians don’t “retreat” but “advance from another direction”), students and faculty form a learning community built around table talk and table rituals. In addition, students take innovative and creative online intensive courses that help them answer the missional question, ‘How do I see what God is doing in the world so I can join it?’

“Students also meet weekly with each other in face-to-face cohort sessions, using the latest in technology that creates a tight-knit learning environment even though students are spread all across the country and the world.

“One of the most creative aspects over the course of the entire program is the match between each student and a faculty mentor. Together the mentor and student craft a MA program that is completely unique and customized for each degree student.

“The next generation of Jesus followers needs a Swiss Army Knife to learn not just earn a living, including community, courses, mentoring, cohort, and an international experience, to prepare them for ministry and mission in the current and upcoming culture.”