Bachelor of Arts
Pastoral Leadership Overview
Exciting changes are happening in churches across America. The mission of the Pastoral Leadership Major is to equip students to lead and shepherd healthy, great commission disciples and churches. The Pastoral Leadership Major builds on a foundational study of the humanities and sciences, the Bible, and theology. Students are allowed elective hours which may be used for a minor or concentration in a particular area of ministry. Students are encouraged to complete the Greek Language Concentration that offers a study of the New Testament in its original language. This concentration is valuable for biblical preaching and further theological study especially for those planning to go to seminary. &nb
Christian Ministry Department
The Christian Ministry Department exists to equip men and women as leaders to make disciples at all age levels. Matthew 28:19-20 provides the mandate to prepare vocational leaders for the local church and church-related ministries. The core of our education is biblical studies with a variety of options for leaders to make healthy disciples and healthy churches. Leadership, preaching, evangelism, counseling, and discipleship ministries are common threads in every major. An intensive internship during the junior year provides practical ministry experience.
With each major, students may select a minor or integrative electives in consultation with their academic advisor. Majors offered through the Christian Ministry Department (Pastoral Leadership, Child and Family Ministry, Discipleship Ministries, Youth Ministry, and Youth/Social Ministry) are designed to prepare pastors, Christian educators, children’s ministry directors, youth pastors, camp directors, missionaries and prekindergarten directors.