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Associate in Mission-Driven Leadership

Do you feel a calling to fulfill mission driven work as a Christian leader in a church, non-profit, or other faith-based setting? At IWU, our Associate of Science Mission-Driven Leadership (ASMDL) program can help you prepare for leadership positions and achieve your goals. Effective church leaders who inspire their communities and grow their audience are made, not born with all the knowledge and polished abilities to inspire and lead others. As a Christian-based academic institution, our faculty and student body are in tune with their faith and biblical worldviews. With our mission driven leadership associate program, you have the perfect place to hone your life calling into a rewarding and fulfilling career that reverberates throughout your community.


Why Pursue My A.S. in Mission-Driven Leadership Online at IWU?

IWU specializes in helping busy adults and working professionals earn their degrees without putting their current lives on hold. We also provide more than coursework to help you learn. Lab classes allow students to work with a mentor to effectively implement their skills. Plus, we lock in the rate of your tuition when you start this mission driven leadership program, so you do not have to worry about unexpected cost increases while you focus on developing as an inspiring church leader. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career in ministry.

What Will I Learn in this Associate in Mission-Driven Leadership Online Program?

The curriculum of the ASMDL program is designed to give students the knowledge, theory, mentorship, and practical skills to systematically fulfill mission driven work. Courses include topics in finance, leadership, self-development, Bible journeys, and more. Students who currently work within faith-based organizations can grow their influence as they learn. Upon completion, students of all professional backgrounds can seek leadership roles that reflect their Christian ministry vision.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

60 Credit Hours


$309/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This A.S. in Mission-Driven Leadership Program

Coursework for your mission driven leadership associate program covers how to:

  • Apply biblical knowledge and theological concepts to leadership and management roles in faith-based settings
  • Display the ability to apply your leadership and management skills to real-world situations
  • Engage diverse audiences and communities in ways that organize, lead, and grow engagement through mission-driven initiatives
  • Articulate a personal philosophy that demonstrates an understanding and unique perspective on life calling, self-leadership, and career paths within the context of faith-oriented and mission-driven settings

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Church
  • Education
  • Non-profit
  • Faith-based businesses

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Completion of 60 semester hours.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  • Completion of 24 hours of general education requirements as specified (General Education Requirements).
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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