The Communication major equips students to utilize mass communication principles and media technology to impact culture through a variety of channels, thereby spreading the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Students combine elements of the Communication Core, the Congregational Ministry Core, and Communication selectives to form the Media Ministry concentration, which prepares Christian students to lead church media ministries and use media in appropriate ways to enhance biblical preaching, worship, and teaching.
Students will benefit from Johnson’s accreditation, affordable tuition, and an experienced and engaged faculty passionate about each student’s success. Both the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree coursework integrate a Bible & Theology Core and an Arts & Sciences Core with a concentration in Media Ministry. Bachelor of Arts degrees usually include 12 or more credits of foreign language study, while Bachelor of Science degrees include additional Natural Science (like Biology and Science Concepts) and Social and Behavioral Science courses (like Psychology and Economics). Students also apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world settings through professional internships. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to practice their Live Production skills at Real Life Christian Church in Orlando, Florida.
When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:
Evaluate the role mass communication plays in society, with an emphasis on issues related to Christian faith and ministry.
Utilize appropriate equipment, theories, and ideas to create high quality live stage productions and live streaming events.
Prepare the local congregation for kingdom mission through pastoral ministry, development, and leadership.
Utilize media arts skills, theory, and equipment to enhance biblical teaching and ministry.
For a comprehensive list regarding program goals and objectives, see the catalog.