Follow Christ, Lead the Way

The Leadership and Ministry major is for adults who want to increase their effectiveness to lead as Christians in their arenas of influence, be they secular, religious, professional, or personal. There are five concentrations from which a student can choose:

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    Biblical Studies
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    Church Planting
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    Intercultural Ministries
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    Organizational Leadership
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    Pastoral Ministry

Major Objectives

Upon completion of this major, the student should be able to:
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    Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
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    Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
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    Articulate a doctrinal position and its relevance to ministry.
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    Demonstrate skills in communicating the gospel in a variety of contexts and to various audiences.

GENERAL EDUCATION45 CREDITS

GENERAL ELECTIVES30 CREDITS

Prerequisites must be completed before starting the major:
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    This course is a systematic study of the Christian faith with emphasis on the doctrines of God, humanity, sin, and the person and work of Jesus Christ. Related areas covered will be revelation, the inspiration and authority of Scripture, the Trinity, creation, and the atonement.
     
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    A study of evangelism, focusing on examples of effective evangelism in the First Century, and applying those principles into an effective methodology for the Twenty- First Century, with special emphasis on the foundation of spiritual revival, prayer, building healthy relationships, and starting the convert on the journey of discipleship.
     

LEADERSHIP AND MINISTRY COURSES45 CREDITS

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    This course is an introductory course that will assist the learner in developing the research and writing skills necessary for success in the ministry program. The course also gives special attention to building an awareness of calling, the personal and professional character of the minister, and the practice of ministry.
     
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    This course integrates foundational Christian doctrine with personal experience in the journey toward wholeness in Christ. The course will be emphasizing scripture, discipline, and community as essential patterns of devotion.
     
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    The purpose of this course is to trace the history of Christianity from its beginnings to the great schism of 1054. Special attention will be given to the origins, expansions, key figures, theological development, and growth of Christianity, as well as, the relationship of church and state.
     
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    This course further develops skills with the Inductive Bible Study method. Students will survey a book of scripture, engage in the process of observation and survey, expand their skills of interpretation, and develop concrete applications.
     
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    This course focuses on leading churches and other ministries with a biblical worldview, strategic planning, and effective management of people and resources. Special attention will be giving to entrepreneurial thinking, planning, and leading for advancing the Gospel.
     
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    This course is a systematic study of the Christian faith with emphasis on the doctrines of salvation, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and the Second Coming of Christ. Related areas covered will be the teaching and life of holiness, the nature of ministry, the sacraments, and views of eschatology.
    (Prerequisite: THE2100)
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    This course is a study of historical Christianity from the Great Schism of 1054 to the present. Includes the major personalities, events, and results of the Protestant Reformation, the rise of modern denominationalism, and current developments. Special attention is given to the development of American Christianity.
     
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    Offers an overall view of leadership in religious ministry by challenging students to integrate learning from all course work in solving complex leadership and ministry problems and clarifying their ministry philosophy.
    (Prerequisite: Completion of major courses and/or concentration courses.)
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    Remaining credit hours chosen by student and may include a concentration.21 Credits

Total120 Credit Hours

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