You may access the catalog here.

New Life’s curriculum is designed for the undergraduate program and focuses primarily on vocational training for ministry (like basic training).

 

The student is less required to memorize and repeat the information, and more required to demonstrate that he or she is competent to perform essential skills for vocational ministry. Competency is demonstrated by collecting and submitting evidence to qualified assessors.  


In community Service the training will be carried out and proven in the context of community life. The student’s ministerial vocation will be expressed and worked out in the daily life of his or her various communities: family, church community, society, and the broader community of the world.


Then the student will go into their various concentration of ministry.


Christian Education

Christian Counseling

Theology

Leadership


If you want to continue, we have a Masters and Doctoral program.






MAJORS & CONCENTRATIONS

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

CERTIFICATE IV IN CHRISTIAN

MINISTRY (YEAR 1) 30 CREDIT HOURS

This is an introductory level course of study, acclimating the

student to core concepts of the four-year Bachelor’s degree

program of the New Life Undergraduate study program.


Hermeneutics: Introduction to Bible Study

New Testament Survey

The Gospel of John

Sociology of Marriage and Family Life

English Composition

Introduction to Management

Dynamic Christian Foundations

Christian Life

Introduction to Communication: Evangelism

Spiritual Formation: Journey to Wholeness

Christian Character Development


DIPLOMA OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

(YEAR 2) 30 CREDIT HOURS

This is the standard second year of the New Life Undergraduate

study program leading to the Bachelor’s degree.  

The Diploma program builds upon the Certificate IV program.


Old Testament Survey

The Pentateuch

The Book of Acts

Pauline Epistles: Romans

Introduction to Psychology: Christian Counseling Perspectives

Dynamics of Teaching

Financial Integrity and Stewardship

Theology of Worship

Faith Dynamics

Speech and Communication: Homiletics


TOWARD A BACHELOR DEGREE

ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF CHRISTIAN

MINISTRY (YEAR 3) 30 CREDIT HOURS

The Advanced Diploma builds upon the Certificate IV and

Diploma programs and prepares the student to enter the

Bachelor’s completion program.


Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament

Self-Concept: Studies in Biblical Inner Healing

Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective

History of Civilization I: Church History Perspectives

The Blood Covenant

Introduction to Charismatic Theology

Pastoral Ministry

Introduction to Leadership

Introduction to World Missions

Principles and Philosophy of Church Growth


BACHELOR OF MINISTRY OR

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN

CHRISTIAN STUDIES

30 CREDIT HOURS

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma,

 the student may proceed to the Bachelor’s Completion

Program.


Advanced Hermeneutics

Authenticity & Authority of the Bible

Christian Theology

Church Growth and Development

Advanced Christian Worldview Studies



Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.)


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

All About the Bachelor of Ministry

The Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) degree completion program is designed to prepare men and women to serve in Christian Ministry. It includes systematic study, wide reading and practical ministry education. The Bachelor of Ministry degree is a vocational, pre-professional degree, designed to transition the student into graduate-level theological education. The Bachelor of Ministry program consists of 120 credit hours. The student must complete the five core courses and select the remainder from the ministry specialization courses listed below. As a vocational, pre-professional degree, the program does not require a minimum number of General Education credits, differentiating it from the Bachelor of Arts degree.

After completing the B.Min degree, you'll be able to:

· Lead congregations to creative, biblically–informed transformational endeavors;

· Respond appropriately to societal trends that impact church ministry;

· Critically and sympathetically engage new models with the historic resources of the Christian tradition

· Demonstrate biblical literacy and theological reflection;

· Serve in a variety of ministry service roles;

· Demonstrate a range of general and specialist ministry skills;

· Minister to people with a wide range of needs, selecting appropriate approaches;

· Demonstrate practical skills in Christian teaching, preaching, leadership, pastoral, counseling, and cross-cultural situations.


All about the Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree completion program is designed to prepare men and women for further academic study in a specialized field. The program differs from the Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) degree in that it is neither vocational nor pre-professional; rather, it is an academic degree designed to be a transitional program by which students may pursue further academic study at the graduate level. The Bachelor of Arts degree program consists of 120 credit hours. The student must complete the five core courses and select the remainder from either the ministry specialization or General Education courses listed below. The student must possess a minimum of thirty credit hours in General Education to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree.

After completing the B.A. degree, you'll be able to...

· Demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the Bible, Christian doctrines and ministry principles

· Apply concepts and principles drawn from a systematic and coherent body of knowledge in a wide range of day-to-day ministry situations, demonstrating appropriate communication and problem-solving skills

· Demonstrate the academic skills and abilities necessary to undertake research, and to comprehend and evaluate new information, concepts and evidence from a range of sources

· Demonstrate the ability to review, consolidate, extend and use the knowledge, comprehension, and academic skills developed in the program

· Demonstrate effective interpersonal and teamwork skills, appropriate to academic scholarship and/or further study

· Demonstrate the skills required to answer questions and address problems related to Christian life and doctrine and to many spiritual, personal and relational issues relevant to life and ministry in church and para church settings

· Continue the process of effective lifelong learning


Why you'll need to complete General Education...

The General Education requirements of the program are designed to provide the student with a diverse educational experience in the Liberal Arts, producing not only an effective Christian scholar, but a world citizen. The General Education curriculum provides students with a functional understanding of the humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences/mathematics, and computers by illustrating how the various disciplines investigate the totality of knowledge, the means used to acquire and organize it, and the ways in which disciplines interrelate with each other. The outcome of General Education courses are the acquisition of knowledge across the primary academic disciplines and the development of skills for critical and creative thinking. Upon completion of the required General Education, the student will be able to:

· Think independently and critically in solving problems.

· Communicate effectively in writing and speaking

· Identify scientific influences which affect their role as a world citizen

· Identify historical, cultural and social influences which affect their role as a world citizen

· Demonstrate an active concern for the problems of humanity through service and concern for others

· Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences

· Participate as a world citizen and demonstrate the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future

To ensure broad coverage of content, a minimum number of credit hours must be obtained for each of the five areas of study listed below:

Humanities ... 6 credit hours

Fine Arts ... 3 credit hours

Social and Behavioral Science ... 6 credit hours

Natural Science and Mathematics ... 6 credit hours

Computer Skills ... 3 credit hours

New Life Bible College & Seminary will accept transfer of general education courses to satisfy the general education requirement if the proffered course:

1. Was taken at an accredited college or university

2. Was completed with a minimum grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).

COURSES THAT HELP YOU SPECIALIZE

IN A MINISTRY:


Emphasis in Christian Education (15 hours):

Human Development

Christian Education: Principles and Practice

Classroom Management

Conflict Management and Resolution

Ethics in Leadership


Emphasis in Christian Counseling (15 hours):

Crisis Counseling: A Christian Perspective

Counseling the Dysfunctional Family

Counseling and Family Violence

Human Development

Conflict Management and Resolution


Emphasis in Theology (15 hours):

Systematic Theology

Ecclesiology

Christology

Eschatology

Pneumatology: Pentecostal/Charismatic Perspectives


Emphasis in Leadership (15 hours):

Human Development

Conflict Management and Resolution

Ethics in Leadership

The Challenge of Leadership

Strategic Church Administration

Dual Credits

At New Life Bible College, we offer the student the ability to attend college while working on a high school diploma through New Life School of Excellence.

ACADEMICS


New Life Bible College & Seminary is committed to empowering Christians for effective ministry, and to provide quality education and local church training of the highest caliber.


New Life Bible College & Seminary insists that all its graduates possess, in addition to specialized knowledge in major or ministerial fields, a high level of cultural literacy and leadership skills.  


Professional and Academic Tracks

New Life Bible College & Seminary provides two transitional Bachelor’s Degree programs designed for students who have completed at least three years (90 credit hours) of undergraduate education, at an accredited or state-approved bible college, liberal arts college, or university. The programs are divided into two tracks: the Professional Track and the Academic Track.


The Professional Track

The Professional Track offers the Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) degree program for students transitioning to ministry and/or further professional theological education, leading to the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.).


The Professional Track best suits students who prepare to enter full-time ministerial service following graduation, are currently engaged in full-time ministerial service, or students who simply desire further theological education for personal enrichment and service to the church and community.


The Academic Track

The Academic Track offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program for students anticipating further academic study in a field other than theology/ministry. The “arts” nomenclature designates the degree as a Liberal Arts degree with a required minimum of General Education transcript credits, designed to enable students to acquire knowledge across the primary academic disciplines and to develop skills for critical and creative thinking. Students who complete the Academic Track will typically enter a Master of Arts (M.A.).


Transition between tracks

Students who have completed the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and desire to shift to a professional track must possess or complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in undergraduate theology/biblical studies before admission into a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) degree program or the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.).


Students who have completed the Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) degree and desire to shift to the Academic Track must possess or complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in undergraduate General Education before admission into a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN MINISTRY PROGRAM


The Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Ministry is a two-year undergraduate degree program designed for practical and theological preparation for Christian ministry. The program is designed to assist the student in transitioning into a third year transition program and a Bachelor’s degree program.


Program Goals:

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:


Year One Courses (Certificate): 30 Credits


GE 103 English Composition


BI 100 Hermeneutics: Introduction to Bible Study


BI 102 New Testament Survey


RS 101 Dynamic Christian Foundations


RS 109 Spiritual Formation: Journey to Wholeness


RS 102 Christian Life


RS 219 Christian Character Development


BI 201 The Gospel of John


CC 101 Sociology of Marriage and Family Life


GE 112 Introduction to Management


Year Two Courses (Associate Degree): 30 Credits


BI 101 Old Testament Survey


BI 103 The Pentateuch


BI 202 The Book of Acts


BI 203 Pauline Epistles: Romans


RS 209 Faith Dynamics


ED 101 Dynamics of Teaching


RS 105 Theology of Worship

 

CC 201 Introduction to Psychology: Christian Counseling Perspectives


GE 220 Financial Integrity and Stewardship


RS 212 Speech and Communication: Homiletics


Year Three Courses (Transitional Year): 30 Credit Hours


BI 223 Ephesians


BI 302 Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament


RS 200 History of Civilization I: Church History Perspectives


RS 217 Introduction to Charismatic Theology


GE 201 Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective


CC 301 Self-Concept: Studies in Biblical Inner Healing


RS 304 Introduction to Leadership


RS 301 Pastoral Ministry


RS 305 Introduction to World Missions


RS 314 Principles and Philosophy of Church Growth


Electives – Years 1-3 (not all offered online)


Year One Courses (Certificate): 30 Credits


BI 109 The Book of Matthew


PC 100 Practicum: Servanthood


RS 103 Introduction to Communication: Evangelism Perspectives


RS 106 Principles and Power of Prayer


RS 110 Spiritual Warfare


RS 111 Kingdom Living


 RS 122 New Creation


BI 205 Interpreting Signs and Symbols


BI 220 Corinthians

 

CC 218 Marriage and Family II


PC 200 Practicum: Stewards in God’s House


RS 201 Authority of the Believer


RS 202 Cults and the Occult


RS 203 Soteriology


RS 205 Healing Covenant


RS 210 The Blood Covenant


RS 248 Angelology


RS 249 Demonology


RS 250 Faith Dynamics II


Year Three Courses (Transitional Year): 30 Credit Hours


CC 303 Assessment in Christian Counseling


CC 304 Developing a Counseling Ministry


CC 305 Human Sexuality


PC 300 Practicum: Practical Ministry


RS 307 Finding God’s Will


RS 349 Royal Priesthood


RS 350 Dynamics of Revival RS 121 Fruit of the Spirit


RS 122 New Creation

BACHELOR PROGRAM


New Life Bible College & Seminary offers the Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Christian Studies programs for qualifying students. The variation between the two programs represent the professional and academic tracks offered by New Life Bible College & Seminary.


The program requires a prerequisite of at least 90 credit hours in Bible, theology, ministry studies, and general education from a recognized college or university.


To complete the Bachelor's program, a student must:

1. Complete (or have previously completed) a minimum of 90 undergraduate credit hours in biblical studies/theology or equivalent.

2. Complete (or have previously completed) a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours in general education studies at New Life Bible College & Seminary or another recognized institution (for the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies).

3. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, 30 of which must be from New Life Bible College & Seminary. Fifteen of the required 30 credit hours must be from the required Program Core and the additional 15 credit hours must be from a prescribed Program Emphasis.


For purposes of admission and transfer to New Life Bible College & Seminary, a “recognized college or university” includes schools approved by a U.S. State, or accredited by an accrediting body that is approved. Institutions outside the United States must meet comparable standards through an approved transcript evaluation service.


Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) Degree Program


The Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) degree program is designed to prepare men and women to serve in Christian Ministry. It includes systematic study, wide reading and practical ministry education. The Bachelor of Ministry degree is a pre-professional degree, designed to transition the student into graduate-level theological education.


The Bachelor of Ministry program consists of 120 credit hours, 30 of which must be from New Life Bible College & Seminary. The student must complete the five core courses and select the remainder from the ministry specialization courses listed below. As a pre-professional degree, the program does not require a minimum number of General Education credits, differentiating it from the Bachelor of Arts degree.


Program Goals:


Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Christian Studies Degree Program


The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program is designed to prepare men and women for further academic study in a specialized field. The program differs from the Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) degree in that it is neither vocational nor pre-professional; rather, it is an academic degree designed to be a transitional program by which students may pursue further academic study at the graduate level. The degree is transitional, designed for students who have completed at least three years (90 credit hours) of undergraduate education in theology, ministry, or the humanities, either via New Life Bible College & Seminary or another accredited college or university. The Bachelor of Arts degree program consists of 120 credit hours, 30 of which must be from New Life Bible College & Seminary. The student must complete the five core courses and select the remainder from either the ministry specialization or General Education courses listed below. The student must possess a minimum of thirty credit hours in General Education to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree.  


Program Goals:


Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:


General Education goals:


The General Education requirements of the program are designed to provide the student with a diverse educational experience in the Liberal Arts, producing not only an effective Christian scholar, but a world citizen. The General Education curriculum provides students with a functional understanding of the humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics by illustrating how the various disciplines investigate the totality of knowledge, the means used to acquire and organize it, and the ways in which disciplines interrelate with each other. The outcomes of General Education courses are the acquisition of knowledge across the primary academic disciplines and the development of skills for critical and creative thinking.


Upon completion of the required General Education, the student will be able to:


To ensure broad coverage of content, a minimum number of credit hours must be obtained for each of the five areas of study listed below:

Humanities 6 credit hours

Fine Arts 3

Social and Behavioral Science 6

Natural Science and Mathematics 6

Computer Skills 3


New Life Bible College & Seminary will accept general education courses for transfer if the proffered course:

1. Was offered for at least the same number of credit hours as the NLBC course;

2. Appreciably covered course material substantially the same as the comparable NLBC course.

3. Was completed with a minimum grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).


Required Courses for both the Bachelor of Ministry and Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies degree programs:


Program Core (Required 15 credit hours):


BI 400 Advanced Hermeneutics

RS 442 Church Growth and Development

BI 405 Authenticity & Authority of the Bible

RS 444 Advanced Christian Worldview Studies

RS 435 Christian Theology


Ministry Specialization Courses: (not all available online)


Emphasis in Theology (15 hours):


RS 419 Systematic Theology

RS 436 Ecclesiology RS 437 Christology

RS 438 Eschatology RS 439 Pneumatology


Emphasis in Christian Counseling (15 hours):


CC 402 Crisis Counseling

CC 404 Counseling the Dysfunctional Family

OL 440 Conflict Management and Resolution

CC 406 Counseling and Family Violence

CC 415 Human Development


Emphasis in Christian Education (15 hours):


ED 401 Philosophy of Christian Education

ED 432 Classroom Management

CC 415 Human Development

OL 440 Conflict Management and Resolution

OL 460 Ethics in Leadership


Emphasis in Leadership (15 hours):


CC 415 Human Development

OL 440 Conflict Management and Resolution

OL 460 Ethics in Leadership

RS 440 The Challenge of Leadership

RS 441 Strategic Church Administration


Emphasis in Chaplaincy (15 hours):


CC 405 Addiction Counseling

CC 406 Counseling and Family Violence

RS 447 Discipling the Ex-Offender

RS 448 Ministry in Correctional Institutions

RS 449 Ministry in Juvenile Correctional Settings


Emphasis in Women’s Ministry (15 hours):


RS 403 Women’s Roles in the 21st Century: A Christian Perspective

RS405 History of Women in Ministry

RS 407 Women of Excellence in Home and Ministry

RS 445 Women’s Effective Ministries

RS 446 Biblical Profiles of Women


Emphasis in Worship (15 hours):


RS451 Worship Leading

RS452 Quest for God

RS453 Biblical Theology of Worship Perspective

RS454 Theology of Music: A Christian Perspective

RS 462 Future Worship

DIVISION OF GRADUATE STUDIES


MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS


Graduate Programs


Master of Theological Studies ..........................................36 credit hours


Master of Arts……………. ................................................36 credit hours


.. In Christian Education


.. In Leadership


…In Christian Counseling


Master of Divinity……………………………………90 credit hours


Doctor of Ministry……………………………………45 credit hours



MASTER’S DEGREES


Purpose

The Master’s degrees provide for an extensive, advanced education in a specialized area of Christian ministry. Each is a 36 credit-hour program which integrates theological education and professional courses. The program is especially suited for students desiring to continue on toward doctoral preparation.


All of the College’s Master’s programs are viewed as complete programs. However, transfer of credit may be allowed (up to 6 credits) if course offerings are substantially equivalent to the program of New Life, are from an accredited institution, and received a grade of 2.5 or better on a scale of 4.0. There are no modifications of the basic program listed here without specific permission of the College.

Goals


To provide academic and professional training equal to programs required for advanced Christian service.


MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (M.T.S.)

The twelve courses listed comprise the degree Master of Theological Studies. Substitutions are subject to the approval of the Academic Dean. Substitution may be made if some of the courses listed below have already been taken Graduate transcripts of courses must be furnished.


The curriculum, produced by some of the world's top biblical scholars and theologians in cooperation with The Institute of Theological Studies (ITS), serves persons who wish to explore disciplines within Christian theology.


Prerequisite


The Master of Theological studies requires a prerequisite 15 credit hours in Biblical Studies or Theology.

 

Students seeking admission into the Master of Theological Studies degree program that do not possess a bachelor’s degree in Bible, theology, social or behavioral science, or the humanities, must complete the Bachelor’s core courses as a prerequisite to admission.


Objectives of the Program

The M.T.S. is especially suited for persons interested in some aspect of teaching and research or engagement in socio-religious issues. The program is designed to equip men and women for further study, research, or teaching.


Goals


The M.T.S. degree program has as its goals that students undertake a rigorous course of academic study that will provide an opportunity to explore foundational issues in Christian theology.


Program of Study


The program focuses on historical, systematic, and biblical theology. Professional ministry issues are not a focus of this program. Nevertheless, the program is designed to provide a theological foundation for ministerial service. The program consists of 12 courses, 3 semester credit hours each, for a total of 36 credit hours. There is no required thesis or research project.



Leadership Studies


CE 503 Advanced Leadership & Administration


Church History


CH 505 Survey of Church History


CH 510 History of the Charismatic Movements


Ministry Studies


MT 504 Evangelism and the Local Church


New Testament


NT 502 The Pastoral Epistles


NT 504 The Gospels/Life of Christ


NT 508 New Testament Survey: The Epistles and Revelation


Old Testament


OT 505 The Book of Psalms


OT 509 The Christian & Old Testament Theology


Philosophical & Systematic Theology


PT 504 Christian Worldview


ST 503 Contemporary Theology I


World Missions


WM 501 Introduction to World Missions


EMPHASIS IN PASTORAL CARE & COUNSELING


Pastoral Care


CE 502 Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management


CO 500 Psychology and Theology


CO 530 Counseling Strategies and Practices


CO 540 Crisis Counseling


CO 560 Assessment and Diagnosis


CO 620 Addictions Counseling


CO 680 Pastoral Care of the Elderly


Ministry Studies


MT 504 Evangelism and the Local Church


New Testament


NT 502 The Pastoral Epistles


NT 504 The Gospels/Life of Christ


Old Testament


OT 509 The Christian & Old Testament Theology


Philosophical & Systematic Theology


PT 504 Christian Worldview


MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) CHRISTIAN EDUCATION


The Master of Arts in Christian Education is designed to provide advanced training in biblical principles of Christian Education. This degree prepares one to do educational tasks in a Christian setting. Among these are teaching, supervising, developing, and implementing Christian education programs. The program has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for provisional teacher certification. Check with the ACSI branch in your district to be certain of the acceptability. Students desiring state licensure or certification should check with their state authorities before entering the program to ascertain if it is acceptable in their state. Graduates of the degree program may not be eligible to sit for applicable licensure exam in California or other states. The program may be creditable on school salary scales. For those who are already in a school position, check with the administration of the school regarding acceptability.


Prerequisite:

The Master of Arts requires a prerequisite of 30 credit hours of undergraduate general education courses.


Program Goals:


The twelve courses listed comprise the Master’s degree in Christian Education. Substitutions are subject to the approval of the Academic Dean. Substitution may be made if some of the above courses have already been taken (graduate transcripts of courses must be submitted for evaluation). A Master’s thesis or comprehensive exam based on the course content may be required.


Required Courses:


ED 500 Philosophy of Christian Education


PT 504 Christian Worldview


ED 600 Primary Christian Education


MT 504 Evangelism in the Local Church


ED 620 Secondary Christian Education


ED 650 Curriculum Development in Christian Education


ED 750 Teaching Methodology


CE 501 Church Administration and Leadership


CE 502 Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management


CE 503 Advanced Leadership and Administration


CO 510 Human Development


LE 501 Introduction to Leadership and Leaders


MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) CHRISTIAN COUNSELING


The twelve courses listed comprise the Master’s degree in Christian Counseling. Changes or substitutions are subject to the approval of the Academic Dean. Substitutions may be made if some of the above courses have already been taken. Students desiring state licensure or certification should check with their state authorities before entering the program to ascertain if it is acceptable in their state. Graduates of the degree program may not be eligible to sit for applicable licensure exam in California or other states.


Prerequisite:


The Master of Arts requires a prerequisite of 30 credit hours of undergraduate general education courses.


CE 502 Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management


CO 500 Psychology and Theology


CO 510 Human Development From a Christian Perspective


CO 530 Counseling Theories and Strategies


CO 540 Crisis Counseling


CO 550 Marriage and Family Counseling


CO 560 Assessment and Diagnosis


CO 610 Group Dynamics


CO 620 Addictions Counseling


CO 630 Cross-Cultural Counseling


CO 640 Ethics and Law


CO 710 Human Sexuality


MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) LEADERSHIP


The Master of Arts in Leadership degree program is a unique combination of interactive residencies (optional, but highly recommended) at the Center for Healthy Leadership in Elkhart, Indiana, and online studies. The program is directed by Dr. Malcolm Webber, Dean of the College of Leadership.


The Master of Arts in Leadership degree program consists of 36 credit hours. Each course is 3 credit hours.


Prerequisite:


The Master of Arts requires a prerequisite of 30 credit hours of undergraduate general education courses.


Required Courses:


LE 501 Introduction to Leadership and Leaders (Optional Residency 1)


LE 502 Ministry Leadership Foundations


LE 503 Dynamics of Effective Leaders and Followers


LE 504 Spirituality and Leadership


LE 505 Contemporary Issues in Leadership


LE 506 Leader Development


CE 501 Church Administration and Leadership


CE 502 Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management


CE 503 Advanced Leadership and Administration


CO 510 Human Development A Christian Perspective


PT 504 Christian Worldview


LE 511 Leadership Practicum


MASTER OF DIVINITY (M.Div.)


The Master of Divinity prepares persons for more effective full-time ministry as pastors, evangelists, professors, missionaries, or other ministries. This program enables the integration of a comprehensive understanding of the Bible with the creative practice of ministry. The M.Div. is a 90 unit program beyond the bachelors, including a thesis. This program requires the completion of the equivalent of a 36 credit Master of Theological Studies degree, plus 36 credits from the additional courses (listed below), and 18 credit thesis:


Goals


To provide advanced knowledge and understanding of the Bible and theology necessary for effective communication.


To provide knowledge and skills for the teaching of the Bible, theology, and practical ministry at the collegiate and institutional level.


To provide academic and professional training required for the various institutional chaplaincies.


Program of Study


The program focuses on historical, systematic, and biblical theology. Professional ministry issues are not a focus of this program. Nevertheless, the program is designed to provide a theological foundation for ministerial service.


Leadership Studies


CE 503 Advanced Leadership & Administration


Church History


CH 505 Survey of Church History


CH 510 History of the Charismatic Movements


Ministry Studies


MT 504 Evangelism and the Local Church


New Testament


NT 502 The Pastoral Epistles


NT 504 The Gospels/Life of Christ


NT 508 New Testament Survey: The Epistles and Revelation


Old Testament


OT 505 The Book of Psalms


OT 509 The Christian & Old Testament Theology


Philosophical & Systematic Theology


PT 504 Christian Worldview


ST 503 Contemporary Theology I


World Missions:


WM 501 Introduction to World Missions


Additional Courses: (Choose 12 classes)


Leadership Studies


CE 502 Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management


Church History


CH 506 The History of the Church to the Reformation


CH 507 The History of the Church since the Reformation

 

Counseling


CO 500 Psychology & Theology

 

CO 530 Counseling Theories and Strategies


Ministry Studies


MT 501 Spiritual Formation


MT 502 The Role of Women in Ministry


New Testament


NT 501 The Sermon on the Mount


NT 509 Fundamentals of New Testament Greek


NT 511 The Christian and New Testament Theology


Old Testament


OT 506 Understanding the Old Testament


Philosophical & Systematic Theology


PT 504 Christian Worldview


ST 503 Contemporary Theology I


World Missions


WM 501 Introduction to World Missions


Additional Courses: (Choose 12 classes)


Leadership Studies


CE 502 Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management


Church History


CH 506 The History of the Church to the Reformation

 

CH 507 The History of the Church since the Reformation


Counseling


CO 500 Psychology & Theology


CO 530 Counseling Theories and Strategies


Ministry Studies


MT 501 Spiritual Formation


MT 502 The Role of Women in Ministry


New Testament


NT 501 The Sermon on the Mount


NT 509 Fundamentals of New Testament Greek


NT 511 The Christian and New Testament Theology


Old Testament


OT 506 Understanding the Old Testament


Philosophical & Systematic Theology

 

PT 501 Christian Ethics


ST 504 The Doctrines of Man and Sin


ST 505 The Doctrine of the Salvation


ST 506 The Doctrine of the Trinity


ST 507 Contemporary Theology II


World Missions


WM 502 History of Missions


WM 503 Urban Mission and Ministry


Thesis


BI 799 Master’s Thesis (18)





 



DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (D.Min.)


Purpose

The purpose of this degree program is to equip the student for a higher level of competence in the practice of ministry than that achieved in the foundational work normally resulting in an M.Div. degree. The Doctor of Ministry degree program is designed to serve the need of ministers for an experience of continuing education which renews the personal life of faith, further develops professional competence, and stimulates continued growth in biblical and theological foundations for ministry.


Program Goals: Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:


Prerequisite

The Doctor of Ministry requires a prerequisite 15 graduate credit hours in Biblical Studies or Theology.


Nature of the Program

The program of studies leading to the Doctor of Ministry degree is a 45-credit (consisting of 35 credit hours in coursework and 10 credit hours for the doctoral project) program of study beyond the Master’s designed for men and women who are engaged in pastoral and related ministries. The candidates are challenged to develop their ministerial skills and to refine and articulate a biblical theology of ministry while in a setting of ministry.


Core Courses

The student will complete the following seven courses, each of which constitute five semester credit hours. A 20-page paper is to be written on each topic. The choice is the student’s, unless the committee determines a weakness in the students’ prior academic background. Upon completion of the core topics the student will be advanced to candidacy. Completion of each core topic earns 5 credit hours. Course descriptions are provided to the student in a separate document as requested. The student has the option to choose seven core courses OR choose one emphasis.


Doctor of Ministry Core Courses (5 credit hours each)


DM 800: Leadership in Pastoral Care


DM 801: Church Growth and Leadership


DM 802: Cross Cultural Perspectives in Pastoral Leadership


DM 803: Counseling, Family Life, and Pastoral Leadership


DM 804: The Media, Leadership and the Church


DM 805: Spiritual Development of the Pastor, Church and Community


DM 806: Ethics and the Church in Today’s Culture – A Pastoral Perspective


DM 807: Conflict Management and Resolution in Church Life


DM 809: Women in Ministry: The Controversy of Ordination of Women


DM 810: Leadership Principles Applied to Pastoral Ministry and Church Extension


DM 811: Missions in the 21st Century


DM 812: The New Apostolic Reformation: Paradigms and Procedures


DM 813: Psychology and Theology: Conflicting or Complementary


DM 814: Contemporary Theology and Evangelical Belief


DM 816: Renewal Ministry from a Historical Church Perspective


DM 817: Revival and Church Planting – Principles of Translation


DM 818: Preaching: Its place and Importance in Contemporary Worship


DM 819: Contemporary Worship: The Strengths and Weaknesses

plus:

DM 899: Doctoral Project (10 credit hours)  



Doctor of Ministry Emphasis Courses (5 credit hours each)


Human Behavior


CC 840: Clinical Applications of Counseling in the Church


CC 850: Psychopathology, Sin and Demonic Influence

 

CC860: Psychotherapy, Pastoral Counseling and Inner Healing


CC 870: Psychology and Theology: A Personal Integration


CC 880: Personality Theory, Therapy: A Christian Worldview


DM 803: Counseling, Family Life, and Pastoral Leadership


DM 807: Conflict Management and Resolution in Church Life

plus:


DM 899: Doctoral Project (10 credit hours)


Education and Leadership


ED 810: Conflict Resolution in Educational Leadership


ED 820: Human Behavior and Management in Education


ED 830: Psychology of Learning in Education


ED 840: Philosophy of Educational Leadership


ED 850: Educational Leadership for Private School and Church


DM 801: Church Growth and Leadership


DM 810: Leadership Principles Applied to Pastoral Ministry and Church Extension

plus:


DM 899: Doctoral Project (10 credit hours)


The doctoral student must submit a bibliography of the books used for the core papers.


Doctoral Project Proposal

The student is then to write a proposal for the Doctorate, describing the project according to the prescribed format. The completed proposal is to be approved by the Doctoral Committee of the College. The process and format for a Doctoral Proposal is described in Research Writing Made Easy. These resources will be provided by the Student Services Department.


Doctoral Project

Upon approval of the proposal the student may begin writing his or her Doctoral Project according to the specific format. The Doctoral Project is the finishing work for the doctoral degree, and is what provides the right to be called “Doctor.” It earns 10 credits towards the degree program. The guidelines for the writing of the Project are found in the book Research Writing Made Easy. Through the combination of foundational coursework, diligent study, and the guidance of a doctoral project coordinator, students successfully complete projects that are both personally gratifying and that contribute to the advancement of God’s kingdom.

The Doctor of Ministry degree requires 45 credits: 35 for core courses and 10 for the Doctoral Project.


CC 840: Clinical Applications of Counseling in the Church

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of clinical applications of counseling in the Church. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


CC 850: Psychopathology, Sin and Demonic Influence

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of psychopathology, sin and demonic influence. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


CC 860: Psychotherapy, Pastoral Counseling and Inner Healing

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of psychotherapy, pastoral counseling and inner healing. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


CC 870: Psychology and Theology: A Personal Integration

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of psychology and theology. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


CC 880: Personality Theory, Therapy: A Christian Worldview

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding personality theory and therapy. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 800: Leadership in Pastoral Care

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of leadership in pastoral care. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 801: Church Growth and Leadership

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of church growth and leadership. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 802: Cross Cultural Perspectives in Pastoral Leadership

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of cross cultural perspectives in pastoral leadership. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 803: Counseling, Family Life and Pastoral Leadership

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of counseling, family life and pastoral leadership. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 804: The Media, Leadership, and the Church

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of the media, leadership and the church. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 805: Spiritual Development of the Pastor, Church and Community

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of spiritual development of the pastor, church and community. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 806: Ethics and the Church in Today’s Culture – Pastoral Perspective

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of ethics and the church in today’s culture. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 807: Conflict Management and Resolution in Church Life

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of conflict management and resolution in church life. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 809: Women in Ministry: The Controversy Over the Ordination of Women

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of the controversy over ordination of women. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 810: Leadership Principles Applied to Pastoral Ministry and Church Extension

This is an independent study project, with a focus on leadership principles applied to pastoral ministry and church extension. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 811: Missions in the 21st Century

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of missions in the 21st century. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 812: The New Apostolic Reformation: Paradigms and Procedures

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of the new apostolic reformation. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None



DM 813: Psychology or Theology: Conflicting or Contemporary?

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of psychology and theology. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 814: Contemporary Theology and Evangelical Belief

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of contemporary theology and evangelical belief. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 816: Renewal Ministry from a Historical Church Perspective

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of renewal ministry from a historical church perspective. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 817: Revival and Church Planting

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of revival and church planting. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 818: Preaching: Its Place and Importance in Contemporary Worship

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of preaching. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


DM 899: Doctoral Project (10 credits)

Registration in this course entitles the student to the services related to the doctoral project. The student will prepare, and submit for approval, a proposal for a project. This proposal will follow the style and format outlined in Research Writing Made Easy. Upon completion and approval of a proposal the student may proceed to the writing and completing the project. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


ED 810: Conflict Resolution in Educational Leadership

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding conflict resolution in educational leadership. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


ED 820: Human Behavior and Management in Education

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding human behavior and management in education. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


ED 830: Psychology of Learning in Education

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding psychology of learning in education. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


ED 840: Philosophy of Educational Leadership

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding philosophy of educational leadership. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


ED 850: Educational Leadership for Private School and Church

This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding educational leadership for private school and church. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None

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