New Graduate School to Provide Advanced Degree Programs for Ministers

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The Graduate School of Ministry Management (GSMM) officially rolled out its new graduate program for ministers and marketplace leaders at an event sponsored by The Mission America Coalition. The Graduate School of Ministry Management was designed to support top level Christian ministry and marketplace executives. Patterned after successful Executive MBA programs established by major universities such as Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg and Harvard, GSMM’s mandate is to empower and equip Christian leaders with practical management disciplines so they can achieve all that God has destined them to achieve.

The Graduate School of Ministry Management (GSMM), a newly established educational institution headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, officially rolled out its new graduate program for ministers and marketplace leaders. The program was launched during an event sponsored by The Mission America Coalition held at the Radisson Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona from November 2-3, 2005.

What inspired the creation of the school? A national survey by the Barna Research Group (Ventura, CA) reveals that two out of every three adults are concerned about the future. One of the significant reasons for that discomfort is worry about the eroding moral condition of our country. The need for moral leadership is at an all time high and yet nearly 1,800 pastors in the United States leave their ministries each month.

While this trend is disturbing, it has inspired a group of Christian leaders to develop the Graduate School of Ministry Management. “The School was created in response to the need to develop Christian leaders who would provide the morale guidance and leadership we so direly need,” explained Roger Keller, CEO and President of

The Graduate School of Ministry Management. “We plan to achieve this by bringing together two distinct Christian groups: marketplace leaders and ministry leaders,” Keller explained.

The Graduate School of Ministry Management was designed to support top level Christian ministry and marketplace executives. Patterned after successful Executive MBA programs established by major universities such as Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg and Harvard, GSMM’s mandate is to empower and equip Christian leaders with practical management disciplines so they can achieve all that God has destined them to achieve.

GSMM offers two types of executive degrees:

  • Executive Master of Ministry Management (for ministry leaders)
  • Executive Master of Marketplace Ministry (for marketplace leaders)

Classes will be taught by some of the nation’s most successful ministers, such as:

DR. RON JENSON America’s Life Coach

DR. DEAN RADTKE Inst. of Ministry Management & Leadership

DR. KENT HUNTER The Church Doctor

DR. ED DELPH NationStrategy

DR. BRUCE COOK Venture Advisors

DR. DOUG SPADA His Church at Work

DR. IVERNA TOMPKINS Iverna Tompkins Ministries

DR. CORNELL HAAN Kingdom Connections

DR. TERRY & JUDITH CRIST Citichurch

HARRY GREEN Grow America Foundation

ALLAN SABO AltiSuccess Strategies

DR. HECTOR TORRES Hispanic International Ministries

DR. DANIEL MESSNER Shawnee Alliance Church

Classes will begin January 2006. For additional information, visit http://www.gsmm.org. To apply, send an email to Dale Henderson, Chief Development Officer.

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