Choose from concentrations in Children & Family Ministry, Pastoral Care, Preaching & Church Leadership, Preaching & Student Ministry, Special Needs Ministry, Sports Ministry, Student & Family Ministry, and Urban Ministry.
Ministry Leadership majors can pursue many career paths. Explore your options here!
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Ministry Leadership Core Classes
Introduction to Ministry Leadership
This course provides students with biblical and practical resources for exploring ministry callings, establishing healthy personal and interpersonal skills for ministry effectiveness, and embracing the role of higher education in equipping for ministry leadership.
Foundations of Biblical Preaching
This course equips students with the basic skills necessary to prepare and present biblical sermons. It gives special attention to studying a biblical text for preaching purposes; developing thesis statements, outlines, and support materials; and communicating effectively with contemporary listeners.
Theories and Practices of Biblical Teaching
This course equips students with the skills necessary to prepare and present biblical lessons. It gives special attention to studying a biblical text for teaching purposes, developing thesis statements and objectives, interactive and creative strategies, and using group dynamics to help individuals grow spiritually.
Spiritual Formation for Ministry
This course provides students with biblical, historical, and practical perspectives on how God works in believers through his Holy Spirit to conform them to the image of Christ and empower them for ministry. It gives special attention to using personal and interpersonal discipleship strategies to help individuals grow spiritually.
Special Issues in Ministry Leadership
This course equips students through an elective, guided, high-impact experience. Options include seminars and conferences, guest lectureships, and field trips. Special attention is given to providing students engagement with diverse ministers, ministry roles, and ministry models.
Conflict and Communication
This course equips students with the self-understanding and skills necessary for effective and transformative communication in individual, group, and congregational/organizational settings.
Effective Ministry Leadership
This course equips students to guide churches toward the fulfillment of congregational values, mission, and vision. It gives special attention to biblical, cultural, and organizational insights for helping large groups grow spiritually.
Pastoral Care in Ministry
This course equips students with the skills necessary to carry out common pastoral tasks in ministry leadership. It gives special attention to using basic counseling skills in ministry settings.
Senior Seminar in Ministry Leadership
This course equips students to integrate previous insights and experiences into a refined philosophy of ministry and sense of leadership ministry calling. Special attention is given to portfolio development and ministry hiring policies and practices.
Ministry Elective - choose one
Spiritual Formation and Creativity
Rhetoric of Prophetic Black Preachers
Church Planting and Discipleship
Sports Ministry Models
Managing Challenging Behaviors & Special Education Law
Worship Design and Leadership