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Online: 8/28/2018
Admission Deadline: 8/20/2018
GRADUATE ONLINE
Online: 8/28/18
Admission Deadline: 8/17/18

Program Overview

Pursue your calling to lead in a church or para-church ministry. READ MORE

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This degree is applicable in any career field, but it does have special relevance to church and para-church ministries emphasizing leadership, preaching, teaching and general ministry skills, as well as for students interested in graduate school and seminary training.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Curriculum / Courses

  • SEMESTER 1
  • + GEN 322 -Research and Concept Development Skills
  • This course will help students develop the skills and strategies to be successful as an adult learner.  Focus is on the topics of adult learning, time management skills, and research. The American Psychological Association (APA) formatting guidelines for academic writing, understanding personal learning styles and personality types, and personal goal setting are included in these broader topics.
  • + LEA 374 -Working with Teams
  • This course emphasizes the importance of teamwork in organizational or professional settings. In addition to reviewing the components of effective teams, the dysfunctions of teams, accountability within teams, and values will also be discussed. Success in organizations is largely dependent on teamwork. Students will become more effective team members as well as equipping them to improve team relationships. Characteristics of dynamic and thriving teams will be explored, with a special emphasis on the common dysfunctions of teams and how to avoid them.
  • + BIB 342 -Life of Christ
  • This course is a journey in the steps of Christ to experience authentic and transformative Christian living, which prepares students to follow the steps of Christ and serve the Church and society. Students will explore context, life examples, teachings, and theology inherent in the life of Christ in order to develop a personal theology. The four Gospels serve as the knowledge base.
  • + LEA 372 -Organizational Leadership
  • This course will provide an understanding of organizational leadership from a biblical, theoretical and practical point of view.  The topic of leadership will be discussed in four contexts that include intrapersonal, interpersonal relationships, organizational structure and processes, and organizational culture.  A biblical approach will be used as a unifying theme for leadership best practices within each of these contexts.
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LENGTH

  • Varies depending on transfer credits.  Roughly 24 months to complete bachelor credits (48 core, 12 concentration).

 

CREDITS

  • 60 bachelor credits (48 core, 12 concentration), 120 total credits required to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

THE MORE YOU KNOW

OUR MISSION

Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.

OUR CORE VALUES

Bible Centered

Grace Theology

Ministry Focused

Transformational Relationships

OUR VISION

To be a vibrant University exalting Jesus Christ, preparing culturally intelligent students for diverse careers in the global marketplace.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

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I’ve never been a part of community of people that are so genuine and empathetic. It seems like no matter what staff and faculty have going on, they are always willing to stop what they are doing to help you. Everyone is really here to support and help one another. I can’t imagine myself anywhere else!

Susan Bauer, Marketing Director

- I can’t Imagine myself Anywhere Else