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Biblical Leadership

Biblical Leadership Curriculum

Required Courses
Total Hours 120
General Education
Total Hrs 42
 
Biblical Leadership Major
Total Hrs 48
Written and Rhetorical Arts
9
 
Bible Ethics Courses
24
1 written communication course
 
 
BIB 112 Old Testament Survey
3
1 oral communicaion course
 
 
BIB 211 Life and Teachings of Jesus
3
Written or Oral Communication course
 
 
BIB 212 Christian Beginnings
3
Humanities
9
 
BIB 220 Interpretation
3
Select 9 hours from the following disciplines: Communication, Fine Arts, Languages, Literature, Music, Philosophy
 
Select 6 hours (BIB 330+), one New Testament elective and one Old Testament elective
6
 
 
 
THE 330 Basic Christian Doctrine
3
Math / Natural Science
6
 
THE 436 Apologetics
3
Science Course
3
 
Leadership/Ministry Courses
24
Science or Math Course
3
 
LSP 101 Biblical Foundations of Leadership
3
Social / Behavioral Sciences
6
 
LSP 201 Group Dynamics in Leadership
3
Select 6 hours from the two of the following disciplines: Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Family Studies, Geography (excluding Physical Geography), Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
 
LSP 301 Leadership Theories
3
 
LSP 401 Leadership Administration
3
 
MIN 210 Evangelism and Church Growth Strategies
3
History or Political Science
6
 
MIN 220 Introduction to Teaching and Preaching
3
History or Political Science course
3
 
MIN 430 Pastoral Care and Counseling
3
HIS 310 History of American Christianity
3
 
SFM 330 Small Group Ministry
3
General Education Electives
6
 
Community Service
Total Cr 3
 
 
 
CHR 111 Christian Service / Community Service
CR/NC
Unrestricted Electives
Total Hrs 30
 
CHR 111 Christian Service / Community Service
CR/NC
 
 
 
CHR 111 Christian Service / Community Service
CR/NC

Biblical Leadership Curriculum Sequence

SEMESTER ONE (12 credits)

LSP 101 BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP (3)
This course is an introduction to developing the self as a leader based on understanding biblical principles, implementing spiritual practices, and appreciating each person’s uniqueness and giftedness.

BIB 112 SURVEY OF OLD TESTAMENT LITERATURE (3)
This course is a general survey of the literature of the Old Testament from Genesis through Malachi.

MIN 210 EVANGELISM AND CHURCH GROWTH STRATEGIES (3)
This course is a study of the biblical basis and practice of personal evangelism and principles and strategies for growing the corporate church.

BIB 220 INTERPRETATION  (3)
This course is an introduction to the interpretation of scripture introducing students to principles of interpretation and exegetical methods and tools with special focus given to understanding principles of interpreting different forms of scriptural literature.

SEMESTER TWO (12 credits)

LSP 201 GROUP DYNAMICS IN LEADERSHIP (3)
This is the second course in the Leadership Core, a continuation of LSP 101 Biblical Foundations of Leadership. Emphasis is on developing the leader in group situations, providing understanding of purpose, roles, interpersonal relations, organizational behavior, and spiritual community. Prerequisite: LSP 101; sophomore status

BIB 211 LIFE AND TEACHING OF JESUS (3)
This course is a study of the life of Christ based on a selected gospel.

BIB 212 CHRISTIAN BEGINNINGS (3)
This course is a study of the history of the beginning of the church primarily focusing on the ministry of Paul and his writings plus the writings of others to those early Christians.

MIN 220 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING AND PREACHING (3)
This course is an overview of the teaching and preaching ministry of the church. Attention is given to developing lessons and sermons based on sound exegesis of Scripture, with an emphasis on the theological and philosophical basis for teaching and preaching. Prerequisite: BIB 220

SEMESTER THREE (12 credits)

LSP 301 LEADERSHIP THEORIES (3)
This is the third course in the Leadership Core, a continuation of LSP 201 Group Dynamics in Leadership. Leadership emphases are on theories, critiques, and conflict resolution. Application will include case studies and project interaction. Prerequisite: LSP 201; junior status

THE 330 BASIC CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE (3)
This course is a biblical, historical, and theological study of key doctrines of the Christian faith.

SFM 330 SMALL GROUP MINISTRY (3)
This course emphasizes  participation in and facilitation of small group experiences in a variety of church or parachurch settings.  Focus is placed on oversight of small group ministry in the church. Special attention is given to the needs of adults in the small group format. Prerequisites: LSP 201, MIN 220

BIB 300+ BIBLE COURSE (3)
Old Testament Bible Course, as determined by program director

SEMESTER FOUR (12 credits)

THE 435 CHRISTIAN ETHICS (3)
This course is a senior-level seminar designed to explore the discipline of Christian ethics with a view to practical application of theology in the modern world including various foundations for the study of ethics, abortion, euthanasia, marriage, medical science, racism, sexuality, and the environment.

MIN 430 PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING (3)
This course presents an understanding of issues a person may encounter as a leader in any pastoral role.  The theological basis for care and counseling will provide the foundation for discussing counseling issues, ethics, intervention techniques, and skills.  Each student will participate in at least one practice session as a counselor and counselee.

BIB 300+ BIBLE COURSE (3)
New Testament Bible Course, as determined by program director

LSP 401 LEADERSHIP ADMINISTRATION (3)
This course is the fourth and final course in the Leadership Core. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning. Attention is given to identifying organizational culture, managing change, and developing and managing teams. Prerequisite: LSP 301; senior status