Church and Community

The Master of Arts in church and community prepares students to lead congregations and ministries within diverse communities, responding to issues like racism, immigration and generational poverty to foster greater community health and sustainability. This program equips servant leaders to minister in ways that bring about greater community engagement, health and reconciliation.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Aug. 23, 2022
Jan. 31, 2023

Trevecca’s Master of Arts in church and community focuses on using a local congregation approach to provide community healing. Students train to lead congregations and ministries within diverse communities, responding to issues like racism, immigration, generational poverty and changing neighborhoods while working toward reconciliation.

Program Benefits

  • Complete your degree online in 24 months with no residency requirements.
  • Continue to work and focus on your other priorities while earning your degree, taking one course at a time with all materials delivered to you.
  • Utilize a built-in support system and complete your degree alongside others who are working toward similar goals through Trevecca’s cohort model.
  • Engage in optional face-to-face offerings like conferences, spiritual formation retreats and intensive summer classes in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Learn from faculty who possess the highest degrees in their fields and have relevant and valuable real-world experience.

What to Expect

With spiritual formation woven into every course, Trevecca’s Master of Arts in church and community can equip you to be a faith-filled servant leader in your local church and community. The program teaches you to critically evaluate and respond to contemporary societal issues from a Christian perspective. You’ll learn methods proven to help urban, rural and multicultural churches and communities flourish. This degree also equips you with deep theological insight and prepares you to engage in and minister to diverse communities with cultural sensitivity.

With our optional summer intensives, you’ll have the opportunity to study immigration and refugee ministry in Atlanta; the church in a post-Christian context in England; issues of underserved communities such as gentrification, food deserts, and homelessness in Nashville; and church planting in a multicultural context in Nashville or Florida.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith can truly heal communities. We believe that churches must work for peace if they are to be true to the narrative of the people of God.

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

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Cost/Credit Hour




Tuition Cost*


*$50 fee assessed per course. Books are not included.

The program can be completed fully online, but there are optional face-to-face offerings that include conferences, spiritual formation events and retreats, synchronous sessions in courses and intensive classes that meet in the summer. Some of these summer intensives will be held on campus, but some will be part of domestic or international trips. These courses provide for learning in real contexts as well as face-to-face learning.

Career Opportunities

With a Master of Arts in church and community, you’ll be equipped to be a servant leader in ministerial, community and nonprofit roles like these.

  • Senior pastor
  • Community outreach pastor
  • Lay leader
  • Missionary
  • Community partnership director
  • Community ministry leader
  • Nonprofit organization director

“I learned to engage in beautiful, tough topics – all through the framework of the gospel – in order to help those in my church do the same.”

Jacob Bell Trevecca graduate student