Degree Completion Program

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—Management and Ethics and will be able to do the following:


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


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


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


Prepare and analyze financial statements.


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

Degree Requirements

Management and Ethics Core

A study of the basic Christian character: humility, selflessness, forgiveness, moral purity, clear conscience, seeking God, sensitivity to God, and living for God.

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.

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

This course will lead the student in approaching and interpreting the Bible as written with further attention given to techniques and resources to carry out biblical research.

An intense study and practical expression of the working of the fivefold ministry within the church.

The course will explore ways in which the student can develop a positive relationship with God as the student explores the role of general revelation (the creation), special revelation (the Scriptures), and experiences God at work in the modern world.

A study of the five parts of managing organizations—planning, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling and evaluating—with the study of principles for application to both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations and applications in organizations with references to Scripture. (Also MEL 233)

An introduction to the concepts of effective oral and written communication to include functioning in teams and other organizational and interpersonal settings.

Introduction to the microeconomics theories of supply and demand, price determination, resource allocation, various degrees of competition and international trade and finance, as well as exploration of applications such as income inequality, rural and urban economics, social control of industry, and labor unions.

This course provides an overview of accounting from the perspective of a non-accounting manager. It helps to develop the tools to understand the essentials of how finance functions within an organization. This includes internal controls, the function of accounting, historical accounting data and financial planning.

Organizational goals, priorities and strategies interfacing with the behavior of individuals and groups inside the organization and in other affecting organizations. Attention given to the effect of organizational culture, government laws and regulations and the economy upon organizational behavior.

Developing a marketing approach to reach potential constituencies with image, product and service that will cause those constituencies to utilize the organization to meet their perceived needs in a manner that is profitable to the organization and is true to its mission.

The organization’s effort to find, motivate and retain effective people who will have a commitment to being part of a team to accomplish organizational mission.

This course will help equip the student with both the internal and external competencies necessary to start a brand-new business or enterprise. (Also MEL 343)

The financial principles and accepted practices which need to be mastered by all managers including banking, money, credit, financial instruments, investments, financial planning, internal and external auditing, profit, stocks, bonds and other financial forms will be examined.

An explanation of the law—its sources, levels, development and terminology—as well as a discussion of specific legal doctrines and principles which affect business. The course will focus on the law as it applies to the business world with an introduction to regulation, business competition and employees. Business organizations such as corporations and partnerships are described.

The development, discussion and resolution of ethical issues in organizations and how outcomes are impacted by ethical standards and Christian faith.

Elective Credit - 40 Credit hours

General Studies

English Composition - 6 Hours
Speech - 3 Hours
Social Science - 3 Hours
U.S. History - 3 Hours
History and Humanities - 6 Hours
Science - 6 Hours
Mathematics - 3 Hours
General Studies Electives - 6 hours

Christian Service

(or one credit per semester enrolled, whichever is shorter)

Degree Summary
General Studies
36 Credit Hours
Leadership & Ministry Core
54 Credit Hours
Elective Credits
40 Credit Hours
Christian Services
4 Credit Hours
134 Credit Hours