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Bachelor of Evangelism

The Bachelor of Evangelism Track is 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits).
Prerequisites: Core Curriculum if required – Click here for details
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

EV-4203 Introduction to Evangelism
A detailed, but introductory, study of evangelism. This course embraces evangelism as a necessary ingredient to effective ministry. It is a front line look at this often-neglected part of the local church.

EV-4213 Introduction to Missions
This course seeks to guide missionaries (1) to understand the purposes of God that empower mission; (2) to discern personal motives for carrying out that mission; (3) to learn how to be learners of a new culture and many other necessary segments of information that is essential to the missionary.

EV-4223 History of Evangelism I
The text for this course is an interesting and highly readable account of the history of evangelism. This course is a must for pastors, missionaries and especially those with a call for evangelism. It is commonly used in Bible colleges around the world.

EV4233 The Heart of Evangelism
This biblical study of evangelicalism gracefully reminds us that the New Testament model of witnessing is not one-size-fits-all and shows us the variety of approaches used in the New Testament.

EV-4253 Essential Skills of Preaching
Utilizing the tools acquired as a result of the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to read, analyze and critique the sermons of Gospel preachers. The student will become acquainted with the requirements and preparation methods of effective Gospel preaching, as well as the fundamentals of actual sermon delivery.

EV-4263 Eschatology III
An advanced course that presents the Bible’s account of the future. It covers topics such as the rapture, the second coming, the tribulation, the resurrection, the judgments, the millennium and the eternal state. An excellent course for all serious students of Biblical studies.

EV-4273 Exegesis – New Testament
This course provides step-by-step analysis of exegeting the New Testament for study or sermon preparation. Devised for those with minimal Greek. It reflects the introduction of many new secondary materials, computer-aided research and rhetorical criticism’s presence in exegetical materials.

EV-42103 Revival
A course that gives a complete treatment of revival covering such areas as the place of faith and prayer in relation to revival, revival methods, hindrances to revivals and instructions for new Christians.

EV-42183 Effective Witness
This course will help you discover your own natural evangelism style, develop a contagious Christian character, build spiritually strategic relationships, and direct conversations toward matters of faith.

EV-42193 Advanced Evangelism I
A course using cutting edge marketing concepts that have been proven to help Christians reach those seeking spirituality, but that reject the traditional.

EV-42203 Advanced Evangelism II
Personal evangelism is the foundation for all church growth. If the Kingdom of God is to expand, individual Christians will have to learn to communicate their faith story in a way that is engaging, personal, and relevant to the listening culture today.

EV-42213 Evangelizing the Unchurched
This is an eye-opening compendium of information that will change the way you think of, deal with and win unchurched men and women who long to connect with God.

EV-42223 History of Evangelism II
Focuses on the elements of true outreach and evangelism and how they should function in the life of the believer. Discussed are practical guidelines for crossing traditional barriers and effectively communicating your faith in Christ.

Bachelor of Church History

The Bachelor of Church History Track is 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits).
Prerequisites: Core Curriculum if required – Click here for details
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

HIS-4003 Church History I

This course makes church history easy to follow and easy to retain by dividing the Christian story into eight parts, each part one of the great ages of the church

HIS-4013 Church History II

Continuation of HIS-4003

HIS-4023 Documents of the Early Church I

Covering the whole range of Christian thought, this course is important to any student of the Bible. The text contains selections from the most important moments in the history of Christianity.

HIS-4033 Documents of the Early Church II

Continuation of HIS-4023

HIS-4043 Study of the Ecumenical Councils

This course illustrates the contribution of the ecumenical councils in the development and formulation of Christian beliefs.

HIS-4053 Christianity – Rise to Prominence

This course answers the question of how early Christianity became a successful religions movement.

HIS-4063 History of North American Christianity I

This course should bring forth the best available historical overview of the evolution of Christianity in North America from the early seventeenth century to the present.

HIS-4073 History of North American Christianity II

Continuation of HIS-4063

HIS-4083 Non Canonical Writings of the Early Church

Like much of the early church writings, the documents discussed in this course were written in the form of letters that deal with practical problems of the life of the early church.

HIS-4093 Backgrounds of Christianity I

This course presents a clear and thorough presentation of the social, political and religious background of the first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman milieu in which the New Testament was born.

HIS-40103 Backgrounds of Christianity II

Continuation of HIS-4093

HIS-40113 Christ to Constantine

This is a course that traces the history of the church from the time of Christ to the Great Persecution at the beginning of the fourth century and ending with the conversion of Constantine.

HIS-40123 Denominations in the United States

A complete study of denominations in the United States

Bachelor of Ministry – Church Management

The Bachelor of Ministry – Church Management Track (formerly Church Business Management) is 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits).
Prerequisites: Core Curriculum if required – Click here for details
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

CBM-3603 Personal Leadership
This course shares the principles behind the leadership skills the author of the text has developed over the past 20 years. It offers students the benefit of his expertise in motivation, communication, problem-solving, and managing change.

CBM-3613 Principles of Leadership
The student of this course will benefit from an abundance of insights in areas of leadership including not only successes, but also mistakes. He or she will learn from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religions and military conflict.

CBM-3623 Governing the Church

Nonprofit boards are, without question, most effective when they’re structured around the organization’s goals. The church board must interpret its roles and responsibilities accordingly if it is to function properly. From congregations and seminaries to soup kitchens, hospital chains, and social service agencies, this course examines both the nature and nurture of religious boards.

CBM-3633 From Stress to Well-Being

Today’s society propels Americans toward ever increasing stress levels. This course addresses the importance of trusting God, reducing stressors, and leading a mentally and physically healthy Christian life.

CBM-3643 Ministering in Prospective

Most pastors and church leaders want growth. They have tried program after program, often with limited success. This course is designed to guide toward healthy and sustained growth.

CBM-3653 Keeping Church Records

A true everything-you-need-to-know guide to church money management with complete, simple explanations and a step-by-step approach.

CBM-3663 Financial Management for Pastors and Church Leaders

Easy access to credit has led many into deep debt without any idea on how to get out. This course offers a practical solution.

CBM-3673 Ministerial Liabilities

In today’s “sue society” pastors, boards and leaders must protect their youth ministry from accidents, lawsuits, and other mishaps. This course covers everything from insurance and proper safety planning, to the fun stuff like games and retreats.

CBM-3683 Leadership Development for the Local Church

This course guides leaders in identifying and nurturing leadership skills in those who surround them. The author of the textbook notes that while many leaders are skilled in seeing the “big picture,” they need other leaders to help them transform that vision into reality.

CBM-3693 Biblical Principles of Finance

In simple terms, this course offers a complete guide to biblical principles for businessmen and women.

CBM-36103 Church Administration I

An investigation into basic leadership skills and a study of the application in the life of the vocational Christian worker.

CBM-36113 Church Administration II

This course is divided into four reference sections: Church and Law, Church Finances, Church Facilities and Church Personnel. Subjects covered: medical liability, office management, obstacles to good stewardship, cash-flow management and budgeting. The contemporary church is a business and must be managed as a business. This course is a standard for pastors, priests, deacons, elders and lay leaders.

CBM-36123 Handling and Avoiding Church Debt

Unlocking the jail cell of debt, this course gives suggestions on specific ways churches can speed up debt-reduction, expand ministries without taking on more debt, and stay financially free. Surveys scripture for advice to the church that seeks to borrow or lend.

Bachelor of Ministry – Church Publications

The Bachelor of Ministry – Church Publications Track (formerly Christian Journalism) is 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits).
Prerequisites: Core Curriculum if required – Click here for details
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

JOU-3803 Writing Ethics

This course examines actual practices in a variety of specific settings. It is useful to working journalists and concerned citizens. It presents real-world examples of clashes between actions and public accountability.

JOU-3813 Legal Principles for Church Business

This course offers a sophisticated and appealing text. It carries a range of examples and legal principles. Cases are clearly set forth and are accompanied by detailed explanation and interesting examples.

JOU-3823 Writing Techniques

A classic course for anyone who needs to write. It speaks to anyone who has wrestled with words while seeking to gain power with them.

JOU-3833 The Importance of Truth in Christian Publications I

A course that looks beneath the surface of today’s journalism and finds narrative templates that reflect journalist’s ideologies and world views — which are often very different from those of readers, listeners and viewers.

JOU-3843 Writing Articles

This course covers every phase of the writing process, providing the expert guidelines you need to produce your finest work. For students everywhere, this is the one of the most helpful courses available.

JOU-3853 Successful Religious Writing

An essential course for working journalists, professors, and students of journalism, directors of newspapers in service writing programs.

JOU-3863 The Anti-Christian Press

This course reveals how American news media moved from a Christian world view to materialistic humanism. It offers practical Biblical solutions to problems of media ethics, news bias, sensationalism and crusading.

JOU-3873 The Importance of Truth in Christian Publications II

The Importance of Truth in Christian Publications II emphasizes both the philosophical and practical. It details the need for Christian journalism to have a well developed world view and gives essential instruction to help hone writing, editing and interviewing skills.

JOU-3883 Mass Communication from a Christian Perspective

The text for this course is written from an explicit Christian perspective. Never again can religious beliefs and values be regulated in the intellectual sidelines.

JOU-3893 Writing Interesting Feature Stories

This course offers a step-by-step guide for turning out great articles. Filled with expert instructions on a complex art, it provides beginners with systematic approach to feature writing and teaches old pros some new tricks.

JOU-38103 Christian vs Secular Media

A different type of study that exposes the New York Times belief system, unveils the mechanism of Culture Creep, and exposes the paper’s “Seven Deadly Sins” and “cultural spirits.”

JOU-38113 The Importance of Truth in Christian Publications III

This course exposes the bottomless intellectual corruption within its own industry. It tells the truth without regard to personal consequences.

JOU-38123 Newsletter Production

A primer course that provides clear guidelines for those who want to create and/or improve their church publications, bulletins and newsletters.

JOU-38133 Newspaper Design

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Bachelor of Christian Education

The Bachelor of Christian Education Track is 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits).
Prerequisites: Core Curriculum if required – Click here for details
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

ED-3403 Elements of Biblical Teaching
This course is a classic guide for both the minister of education and Sunday School teachers which both inspires and gives a solid base of understanding.

ED-3413 Learning to Teach
A course to prepare Christian education directors and the teachers under their supervision to recognize both the traditional and nontraditional opportunities to teach.

ED-3423 Church Administration I
When the student successfully completes this course, he/she will understand the foundational principles of Biblical leadership. The student should comprehend the primary requisites of pastoral leadership; how to get along with people; how to lead people more effectively; and how to organize and manage a staff of volunteer workers, including a strategy for the productive advertising and promotion of the local church and other types of Christian ministries.

ED-3433 Doctrines of Christian Faith
A presentation of the key doctrines of the Christian faith. Designed as a core text for introductory courses in Christian theology and doctrine.

ED-3443 History of Evangelism
The text for this course is an interesting and highly readable account of the history of evangelism. This course is a must for pastors, missionaries and especially those with a call for evangelism. It is commonly used in Bible colleges around the world.

ED-3463 Social Ministry
Today’s church has become a social event as well as a spiritual event. Ministers, Christian educators and teachers must prepare themselves to meet the needs of this demanding area.

ED-3473 Effective Teaching
Designed for adult teachers. Gives instruction on how to recognize poor teaching and provides the steps to successful teaching. Gives tips on how to master a biblical text, interpret it, discover its relevance to everyday living and develop the key ideas of each passage.

ED-3483 Christian Education Administration
A comprehensive study of the theory and practice of administering church educational programs. Explains principles which have been used in businesses, educational institutions and military organizations.

ED-3493 Adult Education
A course with an excellent treatment of adult education in the contemporary Christian education ministry.

ED-34103 History of Christian Education
A look at the philosophy and history behind modern Christian Education.

ED-34123 Free Elective

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ED-34153 Chrisitan Worker’s Computer Skills
An entry level computer skills course

ED-34133 Emotional Healing
A course for all counselors, no matter what capacity. It deals with deep seated emotional problems.

ED-34143 Freedom From Bondage
This course is designed to help Christians learn how to overcome negative habits and irrational feelings and find freedom in Christ. The text presents a helpful study guide that will lay a foundation for true spiritual growth and understanding.

Bachelor of World Missions

The Bachelor of World Missions Track is 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits).
Prerequisites: Core Curriculum if required – Click here for details
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

MIN-1013 Introduction to Missions

This course seeks to guide missionaries (1) to understand the purposes of God that empowers missions; (2) to discern personal motives for carrying out that mission; (3) to learn how to be learners of a new culture and many other necessary segments of information that is essential to the missionary.

MIN-3213 Christian Social Ministry

The text of this course is biblically rooted, historically informed, theologically thorough, and eminently practical. It deals with contemporary social issues using Christian ministry.

MIS-3523 Biblical Missions

This course features a scholarship focus on the theme of missions. It carries a necessary dialogue with Catholic and Protestant scholars who have done pioneer work in this important field. It includes a collection of essays.

MIN-3263 Essential Skills of Preaching

Utilizing the tools acquired as a result of the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to read, analyze and critique the sermons of Gospel preachers. The student will become acquainted with the requirements and preparation methods of effective Gospel preaching, as well as the fundamentals of actual sermon delivery.

MIS-3543 Christian Missions

This course uses the case study method of teaching which is becoming the favored technique of presenters who want to help groups and individuals entertain options outside their normal repertory of programmed responses.

MIS-3553 Ministry in Missions

The textbook used in this course is one of the most widely used works on Christian cross-cultural communication. Not only is this course designed for the student that is preparing for mission service, it is also for the troubled missionary facing daily pressures of communicating the gospel in alien cultures and the overworked executive plotting strategies for his denominational task force or mission society.

MIS-3563 Theological Education – World Wide

This course is filled with probing essays, factual case studies and critical commentaries. It provides a deep and common resolve that fidelity to the theological task entails serious, sustained and intentional responses.

MIS-3573 Anthropology I

Comprehensive and full of insight yet practical and pastoral, this course is a map to study before setting out on any missionary calling. It is packed with the kind of analysis and description that every evangelizer urgently needs.

MIS-3583 Anthropology II

A continuation of MIS-3573

MIS-3593 Mission Theology

This course deals with the need for ecumenism in the mission field. It has been viewed as a contemporary standard tackling the pressing issues of our times – pluralism, syncretism, church-state relations, the urban sprawls on every continent and means of updating our theologies without distorting their biblical messages.

MIS-35103 Biographical Studies in Missions I

This course deals extensively with stories of a selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century pioneers of mission, men and women, Protestant and Catholic, who played creative roles in turning that global vision into global reality. The student of world Christianity can gain insight into the spiritual and human dynamics that produced the modern Christian missionary movement.

MIS-35113 Biographical Studies in Missions II

A continuation of MIS-35103

MIS-35123 Free Elective

Bachelor of Ministry – Church Leadership

The Bachelor of Ministry – Church Leadership Track is 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits).
Prerequisites: Core Curriculum if required – Click here for details
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

CL-4103 Team Leadership I
Few responsibilities bedevil church leaders like that of managing a church staff. Faced with staff tension, rivalry, and dramatically high turnover rates, leaders often discover that the reality of day-to-day life in the church office bears little resemblance to their preconceptions regarding how a church should operate.

CL-4113 Ethics in Leadership II
Now more than ever, accountable leadership and sound management practices have become priority concerns in congregations of every faith. This course offers congregation leaders, both clergy and laity, expert counsel on the most critical ethical, legal, and financial issues they are likely to face.

CL-4123 Ethics in Leadership III
This course deals with sensitive issues such as infidelity, child abuse, AIDS, homosexuality and unexpected pregnancies – no church is immune from these difficult social problems.

CL-4133 Team Leadership II
Most leadership in today’s churches comes from “solo practitioners”– individuals who bear the burden of providing all the direction the ministry. Inevitably, this results not only in burned-out leaders, but underutilized lay people who merely attend and observe rather than becoming actively engaged in ministry, growing in discipleship, and freeing professional staff to focus on pastoral priorities.

CL-4143 Leadership in African-American Churches
This course is packed with twenty-first-century lessons and practices, highlighting real-life success stories from the African-American church experience. Here the strengths of the African-American church are celebrated, and its best practices explored through the study of large and small churches alike.

OR (you may choose between CL-4143 and CL-4153)

CL-4153 Effective Church Leadership I
This course helps missionary pastors grow their leadership by cultivating new understandings and practices in seven key areas. It guides pastors and key leaders in building on their creativity and imagination in order to revitalize their local churches and advance their missions.

CL-4163 Leadership for Small Churches
Seventy-five percent of America’s churches have an average weekly attendance of 150 or less. This text for this course is a useful and “user friendly” guide specifically written for pastors of small Christian congregations, and presents effective ways to better serve the faithful, as well as attracting more parishioners to the Church’s ministry.

CL-4173 Effective Church Leadership II
This course examines such subjects as vision, raising resources, developing the leaders around you, developing your own leadership style, decision-making, self-leadership, endurance, and the “God-factors” in leadership.

CL-4183 Mobilization of Leaders
A valuable course that describes the benefits, the structure, and the culture of an “equipping church” and shows how your congregation can become one. It discusses what might your church look like if its members became vital, fully empowered partners in ministry.

CL-4193 Using Students in Leadership
Like it or not, teenagers still listen to each other more than to an adult youth worker. Students talking to each other usually means more to them than adults talking to them. Using Students in Leadership helps to equip senior highers for leading their peers.

CL-41103 Life-Changing Discipleship
Something is desperately wrong with most churches today. Many sincere followers of Christ who are passionate for God and his work are unaware of the crucial link between emotional health and spiritual maturity.

CL-41113 The Community-Effective Church I
Churches should be originals, not copies of other churches that have duplicated other churches. Maybe it is time to break some of the age-old traditions that have never worked. This course will challenge the comfort zone of many pastors and church leaders.

CL-41123 The Undershepherd
This course challenges leaders to keep their eyes on the non-negotiables. It helps them focus on the heart of the matter – the heart of the Shepherd. This may be the secret for effective ministry in today’s pagan culture.

CL-41133 The Community Effective Church II
This course reveals nine critical habits proven to make a church an effective local body. It dispels popular myths and wrong beliefs as to what constitutes a thriving church in today’s society and is an excellent resource for ministry leaders who are seeking or willing to reevaluate and restructure a church.

Bachelor of Ministry – Youth Emphasis

The Bachelor of Ministry – Youth Emphasis Track is 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits).
Prerequisites: Core Curriculum if required – Click here for details
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

YOU-3703 Introduction to Youth Ministry

Today’s pastor must have a working knowledge of youth ministry. This course is designed for anyone with a heart for working with children of all ages. Details of youth ministry are carefully examined.

YOU-3713 Youth Group vs Youth Ministries

An essential course that provides clear, proven, step-by-step instructions to help youth workers change their youth group into a dynamic student ministry, as well as establish strategic approaches to growth at each level or size of youth ministry.

YOU-3723 Effective Biblical Counseling

A classic in Biblical counseling, this course presents a model of counseling which can be gracefully integrated into the functioning of the local church.

YOU-3733 Forming Spiritual Children

Understanding how a child’s faith forms is critical to knowing how adults can most significantly enhance the child’s spiritual development. This course provides caring parents and teachers with valuable insights into spiritual formation during childhood.

YOU-3743 Helping Youth to make Right Choices

Our modern society confuses young people to the point that they often don’t know to make right choices. This course is designed to help the youth leader or pastor to teach youth of all ages the difference between right and wrong.

YOU-3753 Screening Youth Workers

This course offers vivid examples of what can possibly go wrong when a church has no system in place to screen those involved in children and youth ministry. The text offers a comprehensive screening program which should be adopted by every church. This course is a must for every youth leader.

YOU-3763 Junior High Ministry

Although the text for this course is relaxed and rather non-academic, it covers virtually every aspect of ministry to early adolescents. It sheds light on the physical, social, intellectual, psych-emotional and spiritual development of young people ages 11 to 14.

YOU-3773 Adolescents at War I

A course for all who counsel or work with teenagers, identifying the most common struggles and how to deal with them. It is a standard for everyone striving to help young people through times of struggle. It contains a comprehensive guide to many common teenage problems.

YOU-3783 Adolescents at War II

A continuation of YOU-3773

YOU-3793 Reaching Generation X

A course that innovatively explores the power of community, shame, adoption and hope for today’s young adults. It sets forth a compelling strategy of small group ministry that should appeal to a generation starved for a sense of belonging.

YOU-37103 Advanced Children’s Ministry

This is a solid and academically challenging course that is essential for helping organize an effective ministry for children. Today’s child is not the same as those growing up in past generations. They face different challenges and reach for different solutions than the youth leader of yesterday is able to deliver.

YOU-37113 Advanced Youth Ministry I

Advanced Youth Ministry provides one of the few treatments of youth ministry that can serve as an advanced college/seminary course and still offer practical insights for practicing clergy. It provides a comprehensive overview of the various models of youth ministry that have been popular among evangelicals for the past half-century.

YOU-37123 Advanced Youth Ministry II

A continuation of YOU-37113