BA Church Ministry - Marketplace and Entrepreneurial Leadership
In addition to the Comprehensive Objectives, students completing this degree program will be able to do the following:
Interpret and exegete the Word of God as they minister the Word through preaching and teaching.
Articulate and model a biblical philosophy, vital church ministries, and ethical issues.
Demonstrate leadership ability in various ministries of the church.
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.
Students completing their Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry with an emphasis in Marketplace and Entrepreneurial Leadership will have cultivated a dynamic relationship with Christ and Christ’s Church, and developed the leadership competency to start, lead, and manage a kingdom business or enterprise.
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 be Christ-centered leaders who can positively influence others and effectively change the world.
This course will enable students to start and run a Christ-centered kingdom business, which operates with Bible core values, vision, culture, and strategies.
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 BUS 503)
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. (Also BUS 633)
This course will help equip the student with both the internal and external competencies necessary to start a brand-new business or enterprise. (Also BUS 633)
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. (Also BUS 613)
Students in their final years of the Marketplace and Entrepreneurial Leadership program will create a Business Plan and have it reviewed by local business people.
Students will participate in a small business start-up, journal, document, and review the learning experience.
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.