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. 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:

 

  • Biblical Studies
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Pastoral Ministry

Core Courses

Core Courses, for the Christian Leadership Degree, are required for all students no matter what concentration and are as follows:

 

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)
  • Personal Care of Leaders
  • Leadership & Administration 1
  • Leadership & Administration 2
  • Public Speaking in Leadership
  • Leadership & Theology
  • Leadership & Culture
  • Biblical Counseling 1
General Education (39 units)
  • Church History 1
  • Church History 2
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Greek Grammar 1
  • Greek Grammar 2
  • Apologetics
  • Christianity & Culture
  • World Religions & Cults
  • Intro to Ethics
  • 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
  • Preaching & Teaching
  • Greek Exegesis
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Senior Capstone
  • OT/NT Elective
  • OT/NT Elective
  • OT/NT Elective
  • OT/NT Elective
Organizational Leadership
  • Leadership & Administration 3
  • Current Leadership Trends & Concepts
  • Challenges of Leadership
  • Ministry Internship
  • Senior Capstone
  • OT/NT Elective
  • OT/NT Elective 
  • OT/NT Elective
Pastoral Ministry
  • Evangelism & Discipleship Methods
  • Effective Pastoring
  • Biblical Counseling 2
  • Preaching & Teaching 
  • Ministry Internship
  • Senior Capstone
  • OT/NT Elective
  • OT/NT Elective

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

This institution is provisionally approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer this degree program, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by (date two years from date of provisional approval), and full accreditation by (date five years from date of provisional approval).

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.


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