Graduate Theological Education

The Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership helps learners grow in their love for God and develop practical skills for leading missional change in their relationships, churches, workplaces, and communities.

Offered here at Willingdon Church, learners can register as for-credit or audit students. The Masters of Arts in Transformational Leadership offered by MB Seminary (MBS) is constructed as a full 48 semester-hour master’s degree, but anyone is welcome and encouraged to enroll in individual courses.

To register for individual courses offered at Willingdon through MB Seminary, see the link below:


Russian Language Ministry

Roman Bondartchouk

"The diversity of subjects in this program, from theology to cultural studies and conflict resolution, has provided me with a unique skill set for helping me address a wide range of ministry challenges with confidence and insight."

Nicole Yang

“The MA Leadership program has enriched my journey with Jesus, equipping me with the necessary skills to lead and serve in church communities. Additionally, the studies have cultivated critical thinking and enhanced my cross-cultural skills, enabling effective navigation and engagement for sharing the good news of Jesus with others.”


Each course will last for two months, but the on-site lectures for each will consist of only one weekend intensive: Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday morning.

Covering foundational aspects of church ministry, the Ministry Foundations certificate is ideal for volunteer leaders and, for those considering vocational ministry, as a big step towards more specific training.

Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership Video

If unsure about registering for the entire program, or if you are only interested in a specific topic, then enrol in individual courses. Our current cohort of students includes people serving in many areas of church life including international language ministries, discovery group leaders, welcome ministry, outreach and Life Groups. We have students aged 25-75, and many different cultures represented. All are welcome to join!

Students and the church will each benefit as learners apply what they learn in their areas of ministry and develop capacity for greater missional effectiveness. The heart of this degree centres around three certificates—Ministry FoundationsMinistry Transformation, and Ministry Engagement—each of which is contextualized to the learner’s local ministry. In addition, learners will take the Mennonite Brethren Story course and two electives to broaden their skills or focus on a specific area of interest. An applied ministry project is also required, which helps learners integrate theory into practice

Please note, under the “Apply and Enroll” tab on that page, you will see two buttons and you may decide which option to go with:

  • Begin Your Application: Those who want to take the Certificate for graduate credit can begin the application process to MB Seminary by going with this option.  Once you’ve been accepted, you will be able to register for courses;
  • Register for A Course: If you want to take a course towards the Continuing Education Certificate or simply want to participate in a course intensive, you can register to do so by clicking this button.
  • Apply for Financial Aid: LDPG: You might qualify for the Leadership Development Partnership Grant which provides students with a pathway of discernment, leadership support, and financial aid.

For more information or any inquiries, please contact Pastor Bryan Born at gro.nodgnilliw@nrobb.