Old Testament Survey (BOT 1702) 3 credits
A survey of the history, literature and theology of the Old Testament with a specific emphasis on the contemporary application of Old Testament teachings. A critical examination of the concept of covenant in the Old Testament will occur throughout the course. A critical analysis of specific Old Testament passages will contextualize the broader themes and teachings of the Old Testament.
New Testament Survey (BNT 1700) 3 credits
A survey of the New Testament including events in the life of Christ, the development of the early church, the work of the followers of Christ, and the influence on organizations and people in the first century and beyond. This knowledge and understanding is extended into applications in the life and personal devotions of the learner.
Interpretation of Biblical Literature (BSA 1002) 3 credits
A study of the process that led to the creation of the English Bible and its authority, a survey of the principles and practice of independent Bible study, including an emphasis on the grammatical historical approach to biblical interpretation. The student will study methods of application leading to the development of theme, proposition and finally the lesson itself.
Introduction to Christian Faith (TH 2705) 3 credits
This course serves as an introduction to the study of Christian Theology. Participants will explore key doctrines such as divine revelation, God, creation, humanity, sin, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, salvation and Christian spirituality, the church, and eschatology.
Apologetics (TH 2200) 3 credits
This class is an introduction to apologetics and the discipline of defending the Christian faith against objections or questions. Major content areas: a brief history of apologetics, a discussion on the trustworthiness of the Bible as a literary and historical book, the existence of God, the problem of evil and suffering and a good God, the person of Jesus Christ as presented in the Gospels, miracles and the resurrection, the problem of Christian hypocrisy.
Biblical Studies Elective (3 credits)
Advanced Interpretation of Biblical Literature (BSA 3719) 3 credits
A study of basic to advanced principles and methods of biblical interpretation and application.
Biblical Theology (TH 4005) 3 credits
This senior level course is designed as the capstone course for the biblical studies portion of the Bachelor’s degree. This course will examine the method and challenges of Biblical Theology. A major portion of this course will be an analysis of major themes which are evident in both the Old and New Testaments. Attention will be given to the application of various themes incurrent society. [Limited Session Schedule]
Biblical Studies Electives
(must include 6 credits of 3-4,000 upper level; and include 1 Old Testament and 1 New Testament elective)
College Writing and Research [College Writing I] (ENG 1000) 3 credits
This course is an exercise in critical reading and thinking and effective strategies of persuasion. It is also a study of paragraph and composition structure, focusing on expository and persuasive writing as well as the “rhetorical modes” with their use individually and cooperatively, and on research and proper documentation requirements at the college level.
College Writing II (ENG 1001) OR Business Writing (ENG 2703), 3 credits
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.
Philosophy & Worldview (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.
Integrated Senior Seminar (LM 4701) 3 credits
Serving as a capstone experience in the online Leadership and Ministry degree, this course provides students the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and skills gained from across the Oak Hills program curriculum in a research project, to assess their college experience, and to assess their readiness for a transition to their vocations or graduate education.
Social Science Elective
Math or Science Elective (3 credits)
General Education Electives (9 credits)
Sharing and Defending the Christian Faith (CM 1002) 3 credits
A study of the nature, purpose and process of biblical evangelism and its application to various ministries; a study of New Testament discipleship principles and their application, with a special emphasis upon building discipling relationships and small group ministry.
Small Groups in the Church (CM 4732) 3 credits
This course will benefit anyone who participates in small groups, but it is specifically designed to help leaders understand the components of group process and enable them to fulfill their roles. The primary focus of the course is small groups in a church-based ministry, although many of the concepts and principles also apply to businesses and other organizations that are comprised of groups of people.
Biblical Concepts of Leadership (LM 3701) 3 credits
A study of the concepts of leadership in the context of Scripture and application of these concepts to personal, professional and career goals. The course will include the use of a survey to assess each individual’s leadership capabilities to help him/her to understand his/her personal profile.
Foundations of Teaching and Preaching (CM 2711) 3 credits
Introduces the principles and skills necessary to effectively communicate Scripture through teaching and preaching delivery. This course allows for the development and application of skills learned.
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 applications in organizations with references to Scripture.
Management of Human Resources (BUS 4737) 3 credits
A study of an organization’s effort to find, motivate and retain effective people who demonstrate a commitment to being part of a team which accomplishes the organizational mission.
Personal and Social 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.
Organizational Leadership (LM 3732) 3 credits
Organizational goals, priorities and strategies interfacing with the behavior of individuals and groups inside the organization and in other affecting organizations. Attention is given to the effect of organizational culture, government laws and regulations and the economy upon organizational behavior.
Working with Teams (LM 4734) 3 credits
The organization of work in the implementation of the strategic plan with work analyzed for how human efforts in teams and other small groups of various compositions and other structures can effectively bring that work to a quality level of completion as defined by the end-user.
Case Studies in Leadership (LM 4731) 3 credits
Case studies will be selected for in-depth study of the application of leadership concepts with particular reference to those concepts found in Scripture. Students will develop a written analysis of their style of leadership. Related issues are introduced through readings.
Free Electives (27 credits)
Biblical Studies (30 credits)
General Education (36 credits)
Leadership and Ministry (27 credits)
Free Electives (27 credits)