ADVANCE Degree Completion Program

FFCU offers two specific degree-completion programs for those students who have started degrees but have not completed them. Adults who started college but were unable to finish a degree will be able to complete a degree in about two years. These programs incorporate a generous 40 hours of elective credit into the degree program. Each student’s degree plan will depend upon how much credit he or she has already completed.

Completion of either program will result in the student earning a BA Church Ministry with one of two emphases:

1. The Leadership and Ministry Program includes the Bible core as well as a
significant focus on key ministry and leadership topics.

2. The Management and Ethics Program includes the Bible core as well as several Business courses that will equip graduates for ministry in management and business operations.

For a full list of requirements and much more information, please visit our full website.

Each degree-completion program requires the following General Studies Core:

General Studies

English Composition

Speech

Social Science

U.S. History 

U.S. Government

History and Humanities

Science

Mathematics

36 hours

6 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

9 hours

6 hours

3 hours

Students are required to complete one credit hour of Christian Service Program for each semester he or she is enrolled, up to 4 credit hours.

Students who desire to complete one of these programs must have official transcripts forwarded to the FFCU admissions office and comply with FFCU transfer of credit policies.

For a full list of requirements and much more information, please visit our full website.

  BA Church Ministry – Leadership and Ministry

Program Objectives

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry through the ADVANCE degree-completion program will be able to do the following:

1. Interpret and exegete the Word of God as they minister the Word through preaching and teaching.

2. Articulate and model a biblical philosophy of leadership, vital church ministries, and ethical issues.

3. Demonstrate leadership ability in various ministries of the church.

Degree Requirements

LEADERSHIP and MINISTRY  (54 hours)

GENERAL STUDIES  (36 hours)

BIB 103

BIB 123

BIB 133

BIB 223

BIB 303

BIB 503

BIB 513

BIB 333

BIB 343

BUS 513

MIN 303

MIN 313

MIN 413

MIN 433

MIN 473

MIN 623

MIN 643

MIN 673

CHRISTIAN SERVICE 

(4 hours)

Christian Character Development

New Testament Survey

Old Testament Survey

Basic Theology 1

Biblical Basis of Church Leadership

Understanding/Applying the Bible

Biblical Worldview

Pauline Epistles 1

Pauline Epistles 2

Communication Concepts

Intro to Modern Missions

Church Planting

Comparative Religions

Christian Ethics

Senior Practicum

Foundations of Teaching/Preaching

Leadership Concepts

Discipleship and Small Groups

4 hours of CSP 111 –118 (or one credit per semester enrolled, whichever is shorter)

English Composition

Speech

Social Science

U.S. History

U.S. Government

History/Humanities

Science

Mathematics

ELECTIVE CREDIT

Degree Summary

General Studies

Leadership & Ministry Tract

Elective Credit

Christian Services

6 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

9 hours

6 hours

3 hours

(40 hours)

36 credit hours

54 credit hours

40 credit hours

4 credit hours

TOTAL: 134 credit hours

  BA Church Ministry – Management and Ethics

Program Objectives

Students completing the Management and Ethics program through the ADVANCE degree-completion program will receive a BA Church Ministry—Business Emphasis and will be able to do the following:

1. Interpret and exegete the Word of God as he ministers the Word through preaching and teaching.

2. Articulate a biblical philosophy of leadership, vital church ministries, ethical issues, and evangelism.

3. Demonstrate leadership ability in various ministries and in management and business operations.

4. Prepare and analyze financial statements.

5. Use biblical, statistical, economic, and legal principles in order to make sound business decisions.

Degree Requirements

MANAGEMENT and ETHICS (54 hours)

GENERAL STUDIES  (36 hours)

BIB 103

BIB 123

BIB 133

BIB 223

BIB 303

BIB 503

BIB 513

BUS 503

BUS 513

BUS 523

BUS 533

BUS 603

BUS 613

BUS 623

BUS 633

BUS 643

BUS 653

BUS 663

CHRISTIAN SERVICE 

(4 hours)

Christian Character Development

New Testament Survey

Old Testament Survey

Basic Theology 1

Biblical Basis of Church Leadership

Understanding/Applying the Bible

Biblical Worldview

Management Principles

Communication Concepts

Microeconomics

Accounting Concepts for Managers

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Marketing/Sales

Macroeconomics

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Financial Management

Legal Implications for Business

Ethical Decisions in the Workplace

4 hours of CSP 111 –118 (or one credit per semester enrolled, whichever is shorter)

English Composition

Speech

Social Science

U.S. History

U.S. Government

History/Humanities

Science

Mathematics

ELECTIVE CREDIT

Degree Summary

General Studies

Management/Ethics Tract

Elective Credit

Christian Services

6 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

9 hours

6 hours

3 hours

(40 hours)

36 credit hours

54 credit hours

40 credit hours

4 credit hours

TOTAL: 134 credit hours