Undergraduate Program

BA Church Ministry - Cross-Cultural Missions Leadership

Program Objectives

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry with an emphasis in Cross-cultural Missions Leadership will accomplish the Comprehensive Objectives and will be able to do the following:

One

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

Two

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

Three

Demonstrate leadership ability in various ministries of the church.

Four

Detail principles necessary for the continued and successful worldwide penetration of the gospel with reference to the move of God in the church past and present.

Five

Students completing their Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry with an emphasis in Cross-Cultural Missions Leadership will have cultivated a dynamic relationship with Christ & Christ’s Church, and developed the leadership competency to reach those from other cultures and nations with the gospel, establishing reproducible micro-churches and ministries within the people group they are serving.

Degree Requirements

Biblical/Theological Studies (42 Hours)

An in-depth Biblical study of the principles of intercession based on the book Rees Howells, Intercessor. Emphasizes principles of faith, obedience, and possession by the Holy Spirit.

A study of the New Testament books with respect to title, author, date, background, key words, key verses, purpose, message, outline, summary, and application.

A study of the Old Testament books with respect to title, author, date, key words and verses, purpose, message, outline, summary, and the way each book points to Jesus Christ.

This course will teach students how to cultivate an intimate love relationship with God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, which results in a “pray, hear, obey” lifestyle. They will learn how to mature in Christ by establishing faith-goals in the five general categories of grace (Christ, Community, Character, Calling, Competency) utilizing the four dynamics necessary for transformation (instructional, relational, experiential, spiritual).

This class will study all aspects of the gospel (such as Christ, Kingdom, Grace) and its power to change lives. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the gospel, become gospel fluent, and capable of applying the gospel in everyday life.

This course will help each student discover the awesome beauty, centrality, and supremacy of Jesus Christ and become more empowered to advance Christ’s kingdom in every area of life.

An examination of how the prophetic tradition of Israel developed and how it continues to operate in the New Testament church. This course includes a study of the Major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel.

General survey of doctrines of the Bible, Christ, the goodness and greatness of God, Holy Spirit, man, and sin.

A continuation of Basic Theology I with an emphasis on the doctrines of salvation, end-times, demons and angels, and the church.

An intense study and practical expression of the working of the five-fold ministry within the church today.

The course includes an examination of worship as explained in the Old and New Testaments. Emphasis is placed on the study of the Tabernacles of Moses and David, the Temple, the Psalms, and other patterns of worship seen in the Bible.

A collective study of the synoptic gospels including an examination of how they structurally relate to the New Testament as a whole and their interrelation to each other. Pre-requisite: BIB 133.

A review of Paul’s life, travel, and teachings, and a study of his earlier epistles: 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans. Pre-requisite: BIB 123.

A study of the prison and pastoral epistles of Paul. Pre-requisite: BIB 123.

Professional Studies (49 Hours)

This course will train students how to build relational bridges with those from different cultures in order to effectively help them become vibrant followers of Christ.

This course will give practical training in how to solve real problems with kingdom solutions in areas like agriculture, water, aquaponics, animal husbandry, housing, and energy, within impoverished areas like inner-cities and/or third world nations.

Designed research and writing project for seniors studying under the personal guidance of an instructor with specialized research in missions strategy. The course ends with an oral defense of the principles presented.

Participating in, documenting, and reflecting on the principles learned through participation in a short-term mission trip.

This course will equip students to start, lead, and multiply small spiritual families that make disciples and carry out gospel mission.

A study of the theology and strategy of missions, as well as the spiritual and practical preparation of the missionary for cross-cultural work as part of a world ministry team. An understanding of world history from 70 AD to the present provides a helpful background to this course.

This course will train students how to be Christ-centered leaders who can positively influence others and effectively change the world.

This course examines how to fulfill the great commission by making disciples of Christ who make disciples.

This course will train students how to help others receive healing within their hearts, souls, and minds in order to enjoy internal wholeness and freedom from demonic oppression.

22 Hours from MIN, WOR, CHD, WML, CPL, or MEL Professional Studies Courses

General Studies (39 Hours)

A review and practice of the academic writing process including grammar rules.

An expanded study and practice of clear, correct, and effective academic writing with some grammar review.

An introduction to the basic principles and techniques of public speaking and practice in presenting various forms of public speaking using those elements

A general study of social interactions and the products of social interactions, such as cultures, socializing, and the major institutions of society with respect to societies throughout the world. Includes practical application of sociological situations in development of critical thinking skills.

A survey of American culture, politics and government.

An introduction to the development of the government of the United States with a focus on its structure, function, power, and philosophy.

From a Christian perspective, this course encompasses political, cultural, literary, and religious influences on the development of civilization from the writings of the ancients to 1500 AD.

Covers the period from 1500 AD to the present, surveying events that shaped the development of modern nations, including those of Africa and Asia.

This course will introduce the student to the major worldviews of contemporary western society. As they examine the historical backgrounds, they will also compare each worldview against a Biblical worldview.

A survey course designed to acquaint the student with practical math applications. Topics selected from logic, probability, geometry, function and relations, set theory, and statistics. Emphasis will be on problem solving.

A general introduction to geology, oceanography, and meteorology, including lab and field work.

A study of scientific method, levels of organization, the cell, photosynthesis, respiration and genetics. Concentration is on vascular and non-vascular plants, as well as algae, bacteria, and viruses.

3 hours General Studies Electives

Christian Service

6 Hours CSP 111-161 Micro-Church Life
Degree Summary
Biblical/Theological Studies
42 Credit Hours
General Studies
39 Credit Hours
Professional Studies
49 Credit Hours
Christian Services
6 Credit Hours
Total
136 Credit Hours