2019-2020 University Catalog

Church Leadership


Jesus calls women and young men from every generation to develop missional communities of followers who declare and display the glory of God in faith, hope and love. While much about church ministry has changed over the generations, its central concerns of biblical preaching, congregational leading, and soul-care remain the same.

The mission of the Church Leadership Department is to produce students who engage in redemptive leadership through spiritual direction and soul care, church leadership, and relevant biblical preaching.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the major will be able to:

  • Articulate the essence, purpose and program of the local church. (CL1)
  • Demonstrate a pattern of character and spiritual development as a Christ-follower. (CL2)
  • Develop a growing ability to provide soul-care through the ministry of Christian spiritual direction. (CL3)
  • Develop and deliver genre-sensitive expository Biblical messages relevant to particular audiences. (CL4)
  • Articulate a personal model of practical theology. (CL5)
  • Develop a redemptive leadership model that incorporates effective practices in church leadership. (CL6)
  • Participate in a mentored church leadership role in a local church and/or other ministry setting. (CL7)

In addition to meeting all B.A. degree requirements including general education and the Bible core, the church leadership student must meet the listed major or minor ­requirements.

FACULTY: Jay Held, visiting instructors.

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