Degree Programs

One Degree, Three Concentrations

B.A. in Christian Leadership

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership is designed to prepare and equip students to assume a leadership position in church, para-church, missions, or market-place contexts. This will be accomplished through a hands-on field ministry curriculum, as well as a rigorous classroom environment. Students will study the biblical and theological principles needed to build a strong Christian leadership foundation, and will learn the practical aspects of applying these principles to their personal and ministerial lives.

 

We offer this degree with your choice of three different concentrations, all depending on your specific area of emphasis for future ministry. Within the Christian Leadership degree there will be a total of 87 units (29 classes) that will be identical, no matter your concentration (these are called “Core Courses”). Additionally, you will be able to choose 5 elective courses and an area of concentration that best suits you (“Concentration Courses”). Each concentration includes 24 credits (8 classes) of emphasis. The concentrations are in the fields of:

 

  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Biblical Studies
  • Organizational Leadership

Core Courses

Core Courses for the Christian Leadership Degree: No matter what concentration, the following classes are required for all students:

 

Bible (27 units)
  • NT Survey
  • OT Survey
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Bible Customs and Geography
  • Genesis
  • Romans
  • Pastoral Epistles
  • Theology 1
  • Theology 2
Christian Leadership (21 units)
  • Current Leadership Trends & Concepts
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Leadership Ethics
  • Organic Leadership
  • Leadership & Administration 1
  • Leadership & Administration 2
  • Personal Care of Leaders.
General Education (39 units)
  • Church History 1
  • Church History 2
  • Critical Thinking
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Greek Grammar 1
  • Greek Grammar 2
  • Apologetics
  • World Religions & Cults
  • Into to Ethics
  • Christianity & Culture
  • Research & Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science
Electives (15 units)
  •  The Student's opportunity to take or transfer appropriate completed courses of their liking.  

Concentration Courses

In addition to the Core Courses, each student chooses a Concentration in one of three fields. Below are the courses for each Concentration of study:

 

Biblical Studies
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Philosophy of Ministry
  • Greek Exegesis
  • Preaching and Teaching 1
  • OT Elective
  • NT Elective (3)
Organizational Leadership
  • Philosophy Of Ministry
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business and Leadership Communication
  • Leadership & Administration 3
  • Internship
  • OT Elective
  • NT Elective (2)
Pastoral Ministry
  • Effective Pastoring
  • Evangelism & Discipleship Methods
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Preaching & Teaching 1
  • Ministry Internship
  • Philosophy of Ministry
  • OT Elective
  • NT Elective

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