To Glorify God by Training Christian Leaders to Reach a Multiethnic Urban World for Christ

Leadership and Ministry (Online)

Leadership and Ministry

Bachelor of Science

The Leadership and Ministry program is intended to provide Christian leaders with a background and skills in leadership and how they should be applied in ministry. Ministry is defined broadly to refer to any situation in which Christians are teaching, leading, worshiping, evangelizing, serving or studying aspects of the Christian faith. A Christian worldview will provide a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges in leadership and ministry areas.

SSSW 1131.1 Skills for College Success 

This course will focus on competency in the implementation of strategies for managing time, increasing reading comprehension, employing rules of grammar and usage, completing assignments, taking tests, writing essays, and using technology within the educational setting. Upon completion of the course, the student

ENGW 131.1 Composition and Reading I 

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.

ENGW 132.1 Composition and Reading II 

An exercise in the ability to read and think critically and to write persuasively. A study of the collection and synthesis of information from a variety of sources, focusing on the ability to use such information to logically construct an argument.

CO 3301.1 Communication Concepts 

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.

KEEN  Any History Elective

KEEN  Any Science or Math Elective

BI 2203.1 Understanding and Applying the Bible 

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.

BIBW 2231.1 Old Testament Survey 

An overview of the books of the Old Testament designed to give the student a basic understanding of the history of the People of God, the geography of the Near East and the basic theme of the theology of the covenants.

BIBW 2232.1 New Testament Survey 

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.

BT 3304.1 Biblical Worldview 

A study of the biblical worldview as presented in the Old and New Testaments. Use of the Scripture to explore the role of general revelation (the creation) and special revelation (the Scriptures) and to experience God at work in the modern world.

CTH 3331.1 Christian Theology             

A systematic study of such Bible doctrines as God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, man, sin, salvation, and related topics. These themes will be examined through the focus of New Testament literature, predominately from the epistles.

ETHW 431.1 Ethics Hebrew Wisdom Literature

A study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs that emphasizes the genius of Hebrew poetry and the doctrinal depth, spiritual value and ethical implications of these books

BI 408.1 Life of Christ

A study of the Life of Christ as recorded in the Synoptic Gospels and in the Gospel according to John.

PL 101.1 Evangelism and Discipleship

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.

UL 185.1 Introduction to Holistic Urban Ministry

This course will assist students in developing the foundational skills necessary to aid the church and parachurch in its missional responsibilities to urban communities. The course requires students to develop a biblical worldview concerning urban issues. Students will be introduced to step-by-step processes of applying biblical solutions to social issues, learn how to establish a nonprofit ministry/organization, learn the fundamentals of fundraising and grant-writing, and community assessment.

UL 203.1 Culture, Race, and the Church

This course examines opportunities, problems, and hindrances to ministry in a multicultural society with emphasis on urban North America. The history of culture, contributions, religion and family life of major minority groups are surveyed. A biblical view of racism, segregation, interracial marriage, the origin of races, culture, and church responsibilities is developed.

BC 200.1 Introduction to Biblical Counseling

This course is an introduction to the theological foundations, basic concepts, and distinctive features of biblical counseling.

BU 210.1 Essentials of Management

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.

MIN 211.1 Foundations of Teaching in Ministry

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.

CE 308.1 Case Studies in Leadership

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.

CTW 431.1 Christianity in the 21st Century

A study of major issues facing the church as it enters the new century with emphasis upon the key problems that both Protestant and Roman Catholic churches are wrestling with and trends that are likely to develop. The study will consider the Sermon on the Mount from the teaching of Jesus to determine how Christians ought to deal with these issues.

MGTQ 434.1 Teams in the Work Process

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.