Leadership & Ministry

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 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.


The Bachelor of Leadership and Ministry requires a total of 126 credits with the following requirements: Leadership and Ministry (54 credits) from the major course sequence below, General Education (42 credits) and Electives (30 credits).

Major Courses Sequence

This course registration list represents an ideal sequence for the 54 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 LD101
(or LD132)
Accountability: Managing Your Own and Fostering Others
Goals, Priorities and Attitudes
BL190 Biblical Interpretation: Hermeneutics
    Winter MN131 Life of Christ
LD331 Biblical Concepts of Leadership
    Spring LD302 Pastoral Epistles
OS332 Organizational Behavior
Year 2
    Fall TH232 Biblical Worldview
BL359(or BL331) Wisdom Literature of the BibleHebrew Wisdom Literature
    Winter GE120 Introduction to Ethics
OS365 Principles of Management
    Spring LD231 Current Issues in Management
MN232 Biblical Counseling
Year 3
    Fall BL431 Acts: The Early Church
MN231 Evangelism and Discipleship
    Winter MN211 Foundations of Preaching and Teaching
LD432 Small Groups in the Church
    Spring LD433 Case Studies in Ethics
LD431 Case Studies in Leadership

Refer to the Catalog for a description of each course offered within our curriculum as well as detailed academic policies and procedures required for degree completion.

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