Leadership and Ministry Course List
Genesis (BOT 2001) 3 credits
Study of the background, structure, content, and significance of Genesis, focusing on who God is, the significance of the creation narrative, how God works with people, and the giving and carrying out of His promise in redemption.
Elective (Old Testament Historical OR Prophetic Book) 3 credits
Synoptic Gospels (BNT 3008) 3 credits
Comparison of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, emphasizing Christ’s earthly mission. Attention given to the social, cultural, and political background of these books.
Choose (Hebrews OR Romans) 3 credits
Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament (BNT 2050) 3 credits
Examination of the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. This course will focus on Old Testament themes/concepts found in the New Testament. An examination of Old Testament quotes found in the New Testament will also be undertaken.
Biblical Studies Approach
Interpretation of Biblical Literature (BSA 1002) 3 credits
Introduction to the principles of biblical interpretation in order to better understand the Bible. Emphasis placed on the application of these principles.
Advanced Hermeneutics (BSA 3019) 3 credits
Study of various interpretive issues including the canon, translation issues, text criticism, and contemporary methods of interpretation.
Christian Faith (TH 2005) 3 credits
An introduction to the main people, events, and theological positions of the Christian Tradition. Contents will focus on the doctrine of the Bible, God, humankind, the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the Church, and the last days.
Contemporary Issues in American Society (TH 2222) 2 credits
This class will examine topics in American society which are currently under debate, such as homosexuality and the origins of the universe. The course will examine these topics by looking at the various positions evidenced in current American society. These positions will then be examined in relation to the biblical text.
Biblical Theology (TH 4005) 3 credits
Study of the major biblical themes in the Old and New Testaments including the kingdom of God, covenants, temple, law, and people of God. Designed to be taken in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree program.
College Writing I (ENG 1000) 3 credits
Prerequisite: acceptable placement score or ENG-0099
Emphasis on improving skills and effectiveness in written communication through critical reading of diverse literary genres and extensive writing. Course deals with developing authorial voice and adapting that voice to academic audiences.
College Writing II (ENG 1001) 3 credits
Continued emphasis on composition with concentration on critical and creative thinking. Includes use of sources, research methods, and preparation of college-level research papers.
Communication Concepts (COM 3731) 3 credits
An introduction to the concepts of effective oral and written communication to include functioning in teams and other organizational settings as well as interpersonal exchanges.
Worldview: Thinking Like Jesus (HUM 2799) 3 credits
This course is designed to help students understand the meaning of worldview, and its importance in the life of a Christian. The worldviews of modern culture will be examined and evaluated in light of biblical truth. Students will understand the foundations of a biblical world view by studying appropriate passages of Scripture, especially those that relate to the life and teachings of Jesus.
Humanities Elective 3 credits
Elective (History) 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Science/Math Elective 3 credits
General Education Electives 12 credits
Leadership and Ministry
Choose(Christian Life OR Spiritual Formation II) 3 credits
Biblical Concepts of Leadership (LM 3701) 3 credits
A study of the concepts of leadership in the context of Scripture and appli - cation of these concepts to personal, professional and career goals. The course will include the use of a survey to assess each individual’s leader - ship capabilities to help him/her to understand his/her personal profile.
Learning and Teaching (LM 3711) 3 credits
This course introduces perspectives on learning, growth, and change with an emphasis on application to teaching and training various age groups and teaching within specialized segments of the church and society. The principles of learning and teaching will be applicable to multiple settings, although Christian education will be a primary focus for the course.
Interpersonal Communication (LM 3721) 3 credits
Essentials of Management (LM 3726) 3 credits
A study of the five parts of managing organizations, planning , organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling/evaluating with the study of principles for application to both not ? for ? profit and for ? profit organizations and applica - tions in organizations with references to Scripture.
Christian Ethics (LM 3731) 3 credits
A study of theoretical and practical problems of moral conduct and proposed solutions with an emphasis upon the nature of ethics, values, rights, obligations and opportunities.
Financial Concepts (LM 3736) 3 credits
The purpose of this class is the study of finance within the context of small business. Topics include personal and organizational financial management, analysis of financial statements, leveraging debt, working capital management, time value of money, and capital budgeting.
Leadership and Ministry Senior Seminar (LM 4701) 3 credits
Free Electives (Transferred from other institutions or taken from any available course) 30 credits
Biblical Studies 30 credits
General Education 36 credits
Leadership and Ministry 24 credits
Free Electives 30 credits
Total 120 credits