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Leadership and Christian Education Major

The major in Leadership and Christian Education is designed for anyone in Christian leadership roles and Christian service such as pastors, staff members, denominational ministers and other Christian ministry leaders that may function outside of but in support of the local church. The program of study emphasizes biblical foundations, practical and theoretical ministry skills and leadership theory and skills.

Leadership/Christian Education Course Requirements | 121 Total Hours

General Education Foundation (33 hours)

Specializations within General Education Foundation
  • MA 220 (required)
  • HI 211 and HI 212 (required)
  • IT 202 (required)

General Electives (5 hours)

Biblical/Theological Foundation (18 hours)

Major (65 hours)

Biblical/Theological Core (36 hours)
  • BI 212 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Old or New Testament Bible Book Studies (9 hours)
  • CE 201 Bible Study Ministries of the Church
  • HI 304 Christian History
  • LA 102 Biblical Foundations of Leadership
  • LA 202 Church Staff Relations
  • MI 202 Introduction to Christian Missions
  • PHI 301 Problems in Philosophy
  • PSY 300 Psychology of Parenting OR PSY 303 Premarital and Marital Counseling OR PSY 330 Marriage and Family-Life Education (2 hours)
  • TH 301 Christian Doctrine I
  • TH 302 Christian Doctrine II

Choose one of the following concentrations

Church Administration Concentration (29 hours)
  • LA 200 The Ministry of Leadership
  • LA 201 Leadership for Church Growth
  • LA 302 Change and Conflict Management
  • LA 303 Team Ministry
  • LA 305 Visionary Leadership
  • LA 320 Church Business Administration
  • LA 401 Leadership Internship
  • LA 410 Leadership Integration
  • LA 450 Leadership Dynamics of Organizations
  • PM 200 Ministerial Ethics
  • LA, CE or BUS Electives (6 Hours)
Business Concentration (29 hours)
  • BUS 201 Principles of Accounting
  • BUS 203 Introduction to Business
  • BUS 301 Accounting I
  • BUS 302 Accounting II
  • BUS 310 Business Finance
  • BUS 315 Microeconomics
  • BUS 401 Business Law and Ethics
  • BUS 405 Business Management
  • BUS 410 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 415 Not for Profit Business
Student Ministry Concentration (29 hours)
  • CE 301 Principles of Teaching
  • CE 410 Christian Education Integration
  • LA 320 Church Business Administration
  • PR 220 Preparing Expository Sermons OR
    other approved course
  • PSY 309 Adolescent Development
  • PSY 320 Counseling Youth and Their Parents
  • STM 310 Basic Ministry to Students
  • STM 313 Student Minister as a Leader
  • STM 320 Evangelism and Discipleship in Today's Student Culture
  • STM 420 Student Ministry Internship OR
    CE 420 Christian Education Internship
  • CE, EV, LA OR MI upper level electives (2 hours)
Christian Education Staff Concentration (29 hours)
  • CE 202 The Discipleship and Missions Ministries of the Church
  • CE 301 Principles of Teaching
  • CE 320 Ministry to Children
  • CE 350 Ministry to Adults
  • CE 410 Christian Education Integration
  • CE 420 Christian Education Internship OR
    STM 420 Student Ministry Internship
  • LA 200 The Ministry of Leadership
  • LA 320 Church Business Administration
  • STM 310 Basic Ministry to Students
  • CE, EV, LA OR MI upper level electives (5 hours)

Note: Those students who fail to take and pass the computer proficiency examination must take IT 101

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