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Leadership and Christian Education Major

The major in Leadership and Christian Education is designed for anyone in Christian leadership roles and Christian service such as pastors, staff members, denominational ministers and other Christian ministry leaders that may function outside of but in support of the local church. The program of study emphasizes biblical foundations, practical and theoretical ministry skills and leadership theory and skills.

 

 

Leadership/Christian Education Course Requirements | 120 Total Hours

General Education Foundation (33 hours)

Specializations within General Education Foundation
  • MA 220. (required)
  • HI 211. and HI 212. (required)
  • IT 202. (required)

General Electives (4 hours)


Biblical/Theological Foundation (18 hours)


Major (65 hours)

Biblical/Theological Core (37 hours)
  • BI 212. Biblical Hermeneutics (3 hours)
  • OT and N T Courses (9 hours)
  • CE 201. Bible Study Ministries of the Church (2 hours)
  • HI 304. Christian History (3 hours)
  • LA 102. Biblical Foundations of Leadership (3 hours)
  • LA 202. Church Staff Relations (3 hours)
  • MI 202. Introduction to Christian Missions (2 hours)
  • PHI 301. Problems in Philosophy (3 hours)
  • PSY 330. Marriage and Family (3 hours)
  • TH 301. Christian Doctrine I (3 hours)
  • TH 302. Christian Doctrine II (3 hours)

Choose one of the following concentrations

Church Administration Concentration (28 hours)
  • LA 200. The Ministry of Leadership (3 hours)
  • LA 201. Leadership for Church Growth (3 hours)
  • LA 302. Change and Conflict Management (2 hours)
  • LA 303. Team Ministry (2 hours)
  • LA 305. Visionary Leadership (2 hours)
  • LA 320. Church Business Administration (2 hours)
  • LA 401. Leadership Internship (3 hours)
  • LA 410. Leadership Integration (2 hours)
  • LA 450. Leadership Dynamics of Organizations (2 hours)
  • PM 200. Ministerial Ethics (2 hours)
  • LA, CE or BUS Electives (5 Hours)
Student Ministry Concentration (28 hours)
  • CE 301. Principles of Teaching (3 hours)
  • CE 410. Christian Education Integration (2 hours)
  • LA 320. Church Business Administration (2 hours)
  • PR 220. Preparing Expository Sermons (3 hours) OR
    other approved course
  • PSY 309. Adolescent Development (3 hours)
  • STM 310. Basic Ministry to Students (3 hours)
  • STM 313. Student Minister as a Leader (3 hours)
  • STM 320. Evangelism and Discipleship in Today's Student Culture (3 hours)
  • STM 420. Student Ministry Internship (3 hours) OR
    CE 420 Christian Education Internship (3 hours)
  • CE, EV, LA OR MI upper level electives (3 hours)
Christian Education Staff Concentration (28 hours)
  • CE 202. The Discipleship and Missions Ministries of the Church (2 hours)
  • CE 301. Principles of Teaching (3 hours)
  • CE 320. Ministry to Children (3 hours)
  • CE 350. Ministry to Adults (3 hours)
  • CE 410. Christian Education Integration (2 hours)
  • CE 420. Christian Education Internship (3 hours)
  • LA 200. The Ministry of Leadership (3 hours)
  • LA 320. Church Business Administration (2 hours)
  • STM 310. Basic Ministry to Students (3 hours)
  • CE, EV, LA OR MI upper level electives (4 hours)

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