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LEADERSHIP & MINISTRY

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ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Bachelor in Biblical Studies (BBS)

The Biblical Studies program offers degrees at both the Associate and Bachelor level. The Biblical Studies degrees offer a biblical foundation for ministry or religious education. Coursework includes biblical hermeneutics and exegesis, biblical languages, theology, ministry, counseling, world religions, ethics, and more.

The Bachelor in Biblical Studies degree educates and prepares individuals sensing a call to full-time Christian ministry whether in the church, cross-cultural missions or through outreach ministries. The BBS degree provides a strong foundation of bible and theology knowledge and a well-rounded general education while preparing students for all facets of ministry and Christian leadership. Graduates develop a personal spiritual formation, whether in the area of discipleship, Christian ethics or field work through practical service. The program encourages students to develop their gifts while simultaneously developing their Christian formation, an essential component to any fruitful Christian leadership.

The Bachelor in Biblical Studies degree is for those interested in:

  • Preparing for Christian ministry.
  • Preparing for graduate work, pursuing a master’s degree in biblical studies or in divinity.
  • Teaching the Word or doing professional level research and writing in biblical and/or theological studies.

Program Objectives

Students pursuing a Biblical Studies degree will:

  1. Increase biblical knowledge, including Old and New Testament, theology, hermeneutics and apologetics.
  2. Develop and apply attitudes, values and beliefs which are consistent with transformed Christian character.
  3. Integrate a broad knowledge base with practical experience that prepares the student for Christian leadership and vocational ministry.
  4. Develop a missional Christian worldview prepared to engage minds in increasingly globalized organizations and communities in order to win, disciple and send others for Christ.

Requirements

The Bachelor in Biblical Studies requires a total of 126 credits with the following requirements: Bible with Theology, Ministry and Leadership (72 credits) from the major course sequence below, General Education (30 credits), and Electives (24 credits). During the final term, the student also completes a Student Ministry Practicum.

Course Sequence

This course registration list represents an ideal sequence for the degree. It is designed to maintain academic integrity while moving degree candidates through the required courses as efficiently as possible:

 

 

Year 1
Fall  EN111
or
GE120
English Composition
Introduction to Writing & Research
Winter  GE120 Introduction to Ethics
 Additional General Studies (choose 1)
Spring Science or Math (choose 1)
Elective (choose 1)
Year 2
Fall Additional General Studies (choose 1)
Winter  GE280 Introduction to Philosophy
Elective (choose 1)
Spring  Elective (choose 1)
Years 3 & 4
Fall GE243 Critical Thinking
Additional General Studies (choose 1)
Electives (choose 2)
Winter Social or Behavioral Science (choose 1)
Elective (choose 1)
Spring Additional General Studies (choose 1)
Elective (choose 2)

 

Year 1
Fall BL100 Biblical Living: Engaging Faith and Life
BL190 Biblical Interpretation: Hermeneutics
BL318 Gospel of John – (or BL131 in Year 2 Winter)
Winter BL150 Old Testament Survey
BL112 Book of Acts
Spring BL110 New Testament Survey
TH222 Church History II (or TH221 in Year 2 Fall)
Year 2
Fall BL314 Ephesians
BL348 Romans: New Life in the Spirit
TH221 Church History I (or TH222 in Year 1 Spring)
Winter BL353 Genesis: Creation and Covenants
BL131 Life of Christ – (or BL318 in Year 1 Fall)
BL395 Revelation
Spring BL322 Hebrews
TH260 World Religions
MN125 Introduction to Evangelism
Years 3 & 4
Fall MN120 Introduction to Discipleship
MN121 Strategies for International Missions
TH211 Theology 1 – (Theology focus)
TH210 Introduction to Christian Theology – (Ministry focus)
Winter MN211 Foundations of Preaching & Teaching
MN430 Spiritual Formation
MN466 Effective Pastoring
TH212 Theology II – (Theology focus; Prereq, TH212)
BC101 Biblical Counseling – (Ministry focus)
Spring TH360 Apologetics
LD465 Introduction to Leadership and Administration
TH213 Theology III – (Theology focus; Prereq, TH212)
MN450 Christianity in the Marketplace – (Ministry focus)

 

 

MN101 Ministry Service Freshman year 12 hours
MN201 Ministry Service Sophomore year 12 hours
MN301 Ministry Service Junior year 12 hours
MN401 Student Ministry Practicum – Bachelor Final Term

Bachelor in Leadership and Ministry (BLM)

The Bachelor in Leadership and Ministry (BLM) degree equips ministry professionals and leaders in the church and secular marketplace to effectively integrate biblical truths with contemporary life and thought, as well as practical ministry skills. Graduates of this program may go on to serve in churches and other non-profits in the areas of preaching, youth, children’s and worship ministries, and leadership, or may take their learning to the secular marketplace where leadership and ministry opportunities abound.

The Bachelor in Leadership and Ministry degree is designed to:

  • Develop and/or enrich biblical knowledge and ministry skills.
  • Provide opportunities for practical application in the areas of leadership and Christian worldview.
  • Equip students with a strong biblical foundation and confidence in various styles and forms of leadership and ministry.
  • Guide students to align their gifts with God’s purpose for them.

Program Objectives

Students pursuing a Bachelor in Leadership and Ministry degree will be able to:

  1. Develop a biblical understanding of leadership that combines attitudes, values, beliefs and communication skills which are consistent with Christian character and leadership in ministry.
  2. Comprehend what it means to be a transformed Christian, including how to express and exemplify the Christian faith, the basics of Christian theology and a Christian worldview.
  3. Establish and experientially apply personal management strategies consistent with one’s ministry and/or professional goals.
  4. Be prepared to integrate all of the above missionally, to engage minds in increasingly globalized organizations and communities in order to win, disciple and send others for Christ.

Requirements

The Bachelor in Leadership and Ministry requires a total of 126 credits with the following requirements: Leadership and Ministry with Biblical Studies and Theology (72 credits) from the major course sequence below, General Education (30 credits), and Electives (24 credits).

Course Sequence

This course registration list represents an ideal sequence for the 66 credits required in the degree major. It is designed to maintain academic integrity while moving degree candidates through the required courses as efficiently as possible:

 

Year 1
Fall

EN111

or

GE145

English Composition

 

Introduction to Writing and Research

 

Winter GE120 Introduction to Ethics Elective (choose 1)
Spring Additional General Studies (choose 1)
Year 2
Fall Additional General Studies (choose 1)
Winter GE280 Introduction to Philosophy Elective (choose 1)
Spring Math or Natural Science (choose 1)
Years 3 & 4
Fall GE243 Critical Thinking
Additional General Studies (choose 1)
Electives (choose 3)
Winter Social or Behavioral Science (choose 1)
Electives (choose 2)
Spring Additional General Studies (choose 1)
Elective (choose 1)

 

 

Year 1    
Fall BL100 Biblical Living: Engaging Faith and Life
BL190 Biblical Interpretation: Hermeneutics
LD101 Accountability: Managing Your Own and Fostering Others
Winter BL112 Book of Acts
BL150 Old Testament Survey
Spring BL110 New Testament Survey
BL302 Pastoral Epistles
TH222 Church History II – (or TH221 in Year 3 Fall)
Year 2
Fall TH232 Biblical Worldview
TH210 Introduction to Christian Theology
LD331 Biblical Concepts of Leadership
BL318 Gospel of John – (or BL131 in Winter)
Winter OS365 Principles of Management
BL131 Life of Christ – (or BL318 in Fall)
Spring OS332 Organizational Behavior
MN124 Introduction of Evangelism
Years 3 & 4
Fall MN120 Introduction to Discipleship
LD432 Small Groups in the Church
TH221 Church History I – (or TH222 in Year 1 Spring)
Winter BL359 Wisdom Literature of the Bible
LD332 Christian Principles of Entrepreneurship
BC101 Biblical Counseling
MN211 Foundations of Preaching & Teaching
Spring LD465 Introduction to Leadership & Administration
LD433 Case Studies in Ethics – (Prereq = GE120)
LD431 Case Studies in Leadership

 

MN101 Ministry Service Freshman year 12 hours
MN201 Ministry Service Sophomore year 12 hours
MN301 Ministry Service Junior year 12 hours
MN401 Student Ministry Practicum – Bachelor Final Term

Bachelor in Organizational Leadership (BOL)

The Bachelor in Organizational Leadership (BOL) offers a solid foundation in leadership and organizational studies for those planning careers in leadership and/or administration, or who will go on to seek a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership after graduation. This program integrates biblical perspective and application with skillsets in high demand in both the secular workplace and church administration, including ethical and moral decision making, financial management, strategic planning, and team leadership.

The Bachelor in Organizational Leadership degree is designed to:

  • Develop decision making skills, including financial decision making and strategic planning.
  • Enhance your management and team leading skills.
  • Explore ethical and moral decisions making encountered by those in for profit and non-profit organizations.
  • Increase your knowledge of biblical concepts of leadership.

Program Objectives

  1. Develop a biblically integrated understanding of organizational leadership and management skills for the marketplace.
  2. Explore ethical and moral decision making for profit and nonprofit organizations to express and exemplify a transformed Christian faith, theology and worldview.
  3. Experientially apply one’s knowledge of organizational leadership and management skills.
  4. Be prepared to integrate organizational leadership skills and competencies into a missional approach to one’s vocation in increasingly globalized organizations and communities in order to win, disciple and send others for Christ.

Requirements

The Bachelor in Organizational Leadership requires a total of 126 credits with the following requirements: Organizational Leadership with Biblical Studies and Theology (72 credits) from the major course sequence below,General Education (30 credits), and Electives (24 credits).

Course Sequence

This course registration list represents an ideal sequence for the degree. It is designed to maintain academic integrity while moving degree candidates through the required courses as efficiently as possible:

 

Year 1
Fall EN111
or
GE145

English Composition

Introduction to Writing and Research

Winter GE120 Introduction to Ethics Elective (choose 1)
Spring Additional General Studies (choose 1)
Year 2
Fall Additional General Studies (choose 1)
Winter GE280 Introduction to Philosophy Elective (choose 1)
Spring Math or Natural Science (choose 1)
Years 3 & 4
Fall GE243 Critical Thinking
Additional General Studies (choose 1)
Electives (choose 3)
Winter Social or Behavioral Science (choose 1)
Elective (choose 2)
Spring Additional General Studies (choose 1)
Electives (choose 1)

 

 

Year 1    
Fall BL100 Biblical Living:  Engaging Faith and Life
BL190 Biblical Interpretation: Hermeneutics
LD101 Accountability: Managing Your Own and Fostering Others
Winter BL112 Book of Acts
BL150 Old Testament Survey
Spring BL110 New Testament Survey
BL302 Pastoral Epistles
TH222 Church History II – (or TH221 in Year 3 Fall)
Year 2
Fall TH232 Biblical Worldview
TH210 Introduction to Christian Theology
LD331 Biblical Concepts of Leadership
BL318 Gospel of John – (or BL318 in Winter)
Winter OS365 Principles of Management
BL131 Life of Christ – (or BL318 in Fall)
Spring OS332 Organizational Behavior
OS331 Communications Concepts
Years 3 & 4
Fall LD231 Current Issues in Management
OS431 Marketing Concepts & Application
TH221 Church History I – (or TH222 in Year 1 Spring)
Winter BL359 Wisdom Literature of the Bible
LD332 Christian Principles of Entrepreneurship
OS231 Accounting for Managers
OS335 Economics & the Manager
Spring OS421 Global Business – (Prereq = OS365)
LD433 Case Studies in Ethics – (Prereq = GE120)
LD431 Case Studies in Leadership

 

 

MN101 Ministry Service Freshman year 12 hours
MN201 Ministry Service Sophomore year 12 hours
MN301 Ministry Service Junior year 12 hours
MN401 Student Ministry Practicum – Bachelor Final Term