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

Leadership and Ministry

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.



HU 1110 College Life Mindset

Interdisciplinary thinking is introduced within a collegiate-biblical context. Students are exposed to study processes weaving academic goals with present situations. Orientation toward an interdependent, wholistic Christian life view is developed.

LA 1104 English Composition 1

This course enables students to learn to communicate effectively through writing which is essential for urban ministry. It places emphasis on different forms of writing by covering introductive, informative, comparative/contrast, descriptive, persuasive, and process types of writing. Students will also explore the use of visual aids in written materials and the necessary software.

LA 1105 English Composition 2

This course continues with further developing writing skills and gives an in-depth look at how to do a research paper which is essential for effective urban ministry. Time is spent developing a thesis statement, bibliography, outline, rough draft, and final paper. It offers an examination of the various types of research techniques, library uses, organizations, formats, citations, and documentations culminating in a research paper on an urban multicultural topic. Prerequisite: LA 104.

CO 1103 Public Speaking

This course is a study in the art and skills of public speaking and emphasizes audience adaptation, platform technique, and voice production. It includes practice in delivering various types of speeches. Instruction in the presentation of simple Bible messages is also included.

SC 1105 Introduction to Computers

This course discusses the basic use of a computer. Basic computer vocabulary is explained and operating system and Windows commands are taught. Main emphasis is placed on instruction in word processing, spreadsheet, online presentations and the Internet. It requires hands-on work in the computer lab.

HU 2200 Humanities

This course examines history through great works of art, music, architecture, theater, and literature by placing emphasis on how Christians have shaped and responded to world civilization.

HU 2220 Defining Moments in Church History

This course covers the major turning points in church history that have most contributed to shaping our current theological climate. Special attention will be given to the first apologists, the 4th and 5th century ecumenical councils, the lasting influence of St. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, the continental and English Reformations, as well as the most significant events in American evangelicalism.

HP 1108 Health and Physical Education

This course is designed to help students develop foundational understanding, actual activity and a Christian perspective of health, physical education and sports. Present, past and future lifetime activity and lifetime health are emphasized.

HU 2201 Introduction to Philosophy

This course examines the basic philosophical issues with emphasis on the major questions of philosophy in the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and the philosophy of religion. A Christian worldview is developed.


MA 2207 Business Math

This course is an introduction to a broad range of business basics of special relevance to those in ministry. It addresses the need of sound financial management in areas such as time value of money, cash flow analysis, financial planning, risk and capital budgeting. It includes management, marketing, finance and accounting procedures.

SS Science Elective

Wild card! Take Any Class you want on this topic!

HU 4410 Senior Seminar

This course is designed to correlate the student’s academic and biblical college experience, evaluate proficiency through oral and written examinations, assess the value added by the college to the student’s education, introduce the student to lifetime learning methods, and focus the student’s thinking in key areas of a biblical worldview. Required during the senior year of graduating baccalaureate students.


CE 3304 Christian Education of Children and Youths

An in-depth study of the nature and needs of children from birth through age eleven, as well as the nature of adolescence and their normal intellectual, moral, physical, and social development. Emphases will be placed on teaching different age levels, as well as the basic philosophies of children and youth church ministries. Prerequisite: CE 201 or 212.

CE 3305 Christian Education of Adults

A study of the methods of reaching and teaching adults through a comprehensive local church program. Emphasis is given to organization, administration, and selection of curriculum, evaluating available materials, and to leadership development. Prerequisite: CE 201 or 212.

CE 3312 Women’s Ministry

Equips women to understand and instruct other women about the Word of God. Also covers family living, counseling, discipling women, speaking to women’s groups, using spiritual gifts in the church, and ministry through the family. Prerequisite: CE 212.


CE 2242 Leading Small Groups

Designed to help leaders understand the components of group process and enable them to fulfill their roles in leading groups. 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.

UCE 3308 Case Studies in Leadership

Case studies will be selected for in-depth study of the application of leadership concepts found in Scripture and Christian Education. Students will develop a written analysis of their style of leadership and the use of Scripture.

BI 4405 Biblical Concepts of Leadership

This modular course includes a study of the various characteristics and connotations that Scripture teaches as part of the biblical concept of leadership. It also includes an application of these concepts to both personal and career goals.

CE 4499 Christian Education Internship

Student will be placed under the direction of a pastor, Christian Education Director, Christian School Principal or other professional leader for instruction and training in a local church or other related ministry context.


SM 4499 Student Ministry Internship

This course requires 180 hours of supervised ministry under the direction of an experienced Student Ministry Pastor or similar leader in some form of student ministry. Prerequisites: CE 204, SM 305.

PL 1101 Evangelism and Discipleship

A skill-oriented course designed to provide the student with the knowledge and ability to share the gospel, lead someone to Christ, and then follow up with discipleship training. Personal witnessing outside of class is required. Students are introduced to setting up a program for ongoing evangelism and discipleship in the local church. Demonstrates ways to nurture new Christians and build committed disciples who can spiritually reproduce themselves. Emphasis is on developing a thorough, workable follow-up program in the local church.

UL 1185 Intro to Holistic Urban Ministry

This course will assist students in developing the foundational skills necessary to aid the church in its missional responsibilities to urban communities. The course requires students to develop a biblical worldview concerning urban issues. Students will also be introduced to step-by-step processes of establishing a nonprofit ministry/organization.

UL 2203 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.

CE 2212 Principles and Methods of Teaching

Examines pedagogy and andragogy and the individual characteristics of each age level. Students are taught how to study the Bible inductively and from their study prepare, write, and teach Spirit-empowered Bible lessons.

BC 2200 Introduction to Biblical Counseling

This course is a general introduction to the basic concepts and distinctives of biblical counseling, including definitions and foundations of biblical counseling, the unique and comprehensive nature of the Bible, the role of the gospel in counseling, the heart of man, a comparison to major theories and models in psychology, the role of the counselor, and the relationship of biblical counseling to the local church.

BC 3305 Marriage and Family Counseling

This course examines common marriage and family counseling issues. These will include a biblical view on gender roles, singleness, and marriage; premarital counseling issues; financial problems, conflict resolution, parenting, sexual and in-law problems, abuse, and divorce. Major theoretical approaches and findings in psychology are presented. Prerequisites: BC 200, 202.

CE 4411 Christianity in the 21st Century

A study of critical issues facing the church as it enters the new century with emphasis upon the key problems that both Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox churches face. The study will examine various New Testament considerations for unity, growth, and ministry needs.

BT 1102 Building a Biblical Lifestyle

Survey of the foundational concepts for Christian living including Bible study, prayer, God’s will, authority, the church, position in Christ, doubtful things, spiritual warfare, etc. Students develop a biblically balanced philosophy of godly living that will provide guidance for a lifetime. Emphasis is on continued personal growth in Christlikeness and practical application of biblical principles.

BL 2207 Hermeneutics

A study of the theory and praxis of biblical interpretation. Both evangelical and aberrant hermeneutical methods will be examined. Designed to give the student the method and skills to interpret all genres of biblical literature.

BL 1101 Old Testament Survey 1

A foundational study designed to give the student a grasp of the Old Testament as a whole. Over two semesters, the full scope of the Old Testament is studied within its historical and cultural context. Its basic teachings are discovered and applied.

BL 1102 Old Testament Survey 2

A foundational study designed to give the student a grasp of the Old Testament as a whole. Over two semesters, the full scope of the Old Testament is studied within its historical and cultural context. Its basic teachings are discovered and applied.

BL 2204 New Testament Survey 1

These courses comprise a survey of each book of the New Testament over two semesters. The study of each book will cover its historical setting, structure, theology, application, and place in the scope of redemptive-history. Trends in New Testament scholarship will also be discussed.

BL 2205 New Testament Survey 2

These courses comprise a survey of each book of the New Testament over two semesters. The study of each book will cover its historical setting, structure, theology, application, and place in the scope of redemptive-history. Trends in New Testament scholarship will also be discussed.


BT 2205 Theology of Culture

Establishes a Christian view of culture from a scriptural base. Proposes a biblical framework for lifelong, personal creational engagement. Develops an intrapersonal, interpersonal, and vocational directive for biblically lived tradecrafts. Applies the expertise of individual Christian practitioners within their current experiential roles toward Godly wisdom. Engages practical skills to reinforce God-gifted infiltration of calling in specific cultural fields.

BT 2203 Systematic Theology 1

This course is a detailed study of the doctrines of God (theology proper), the Bible (bibliology), angels (angelology), including Satan and demons. We will cover revelation, inspiration, and illumination of Scripture; the character and attributes of the Godhead; trinitarianism; and the nature and activities of angels. Prerequisites: LA 104, 105, BI 207.

BT 2204 Systematic Theology 2

A detailed study of the doctrines of humanity (anthropology), sin (hamartiology), Christ (Christology), and salvation (soteriology). Covers the origin, fall, nature and guilt of the human race, conversion, repentance, faith, regeneration, justification, redemption, sanctification, glorification, and the person and work of Christ. Prerequisites: LA 104, 105, BI 207.

BT 3305 Systematic Theology 3

A detailed study of the doctrines of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology), the church (ecclesiology), and “last things” (eschatology). Covers the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the origin, organization, and administration of the local church, biblical prophecy, and future events. The premillennial, pretribulational coming of Christ is defended. Prerequisites: LA 104, 105, BI 207.

BT 3304 Biblical Worldview

An exploration of the biblical worldview and analysis of popular competing worldviews, particularly in relation to contemporary social trends and challenges unique to Christian ministry in multiethnic urban settings. The Philosophy of Ministry project begun in BT 1102 is completed. Prerequisite: BT 1102.

BT 3308 Cults and World Religions

This course emphasizes a thorough understanding of the Trinity, the authority of Scripture and salvation by faith alone. The student learns to analyze any religion, compare it with biblical truth, and develop an evangelistic strategy. Religions covered are Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, New Age, Roman Catholicism, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Wicca, and natural traditional religions.

BT 4407 Apologetics

A study of the Christian evidences that support the factuality and historicity of the Bible, with emphasis on the reliability of biblical documents, evidence for the bodily resurrection, and Old Testament accuracy. Christianity in a postmodern world of religious pluralism will be discussed. Presuppositions of unbelieving critics are examined to enable confident refutation of anti-Christian arguments. Prerequisites: one semester of BI 101 or 102, BI 204 or 205, and BT 203, 204, or 305.