The B.S. in Ministry Leadership equips Christian leaders with the knowledge, skills, and character crucial to leadership ministry positions in church and faith-based organizations. The program includes a strong biblical foundation, which contributes to a broad knowledge of the content, themes, and application of selected books of the Bible as well as basic understanding of systematic theology.
Ministry Leadership courses are built on a strong biblical and theological base while integrating insights from the social sciences and educational technology. Students will learn the skills of small-group leadership, organization, administration, and dealing with conflict and change. Courses will also address the foundations of leadership communication, organizational culture, and societal issues.
The major includes a Christian education core of 12 credit hours that provide the student with the foundations of teaching, spiritual formation, and leadership, as well as the theoretical and philosophical basis for Christian education ministries.
While not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to be involved in some aspect of ministry leadership (volunteer, part time, or full time) so as to provide a context for course content and assignments.