Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry: Church Planting & Leadership Emphasis

Specific Program Objectives

In addition to the Comprehensive Objectives, students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry with an emphasis in Church Planting & Leadership will be able to do the following:

  1. Interpret and exegete the Word of God as they minister the Word through preaching and teaching.
  2. Articulate and model a biblical philosophy of leadership, vital church ministries, and ethical issues.
  3. Demonstrate leadership ability in various ministries of the church.
  4. 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.
  5. Students will have cultivated a dynamic relationship with Christ & Christ’s Church, and developed the leadership competency to start, grow, and multiply micro-churches that make disciples and effectively share the gospel to the unreached.


BIB 143   Loving & Following Christ
BIB 153   Understanding & Applying the Gospel
BIB 163   Christ & the Kingdom of God
BIB 113   Biblical Principles of Intercession
BIB 123   New Testament Survey
BIB 133   Old Testament Survey
BIB 213   Old Testament Prophets
BIB 223   Basic Theology I
BIB 233   Basic Theology II
BIB 303   Biblical Basis of Church Leadership
BIB 313   Biblical Foundation of Worship
BIB 323   Synoptic Gospels
BIB 333   Pauline Epistles I
BIB 343   Pauline Epistles II


ENG 113   English Composition I
ENG 123   English Composition II
GEN 113   Fundamentals of Speech
GEN 213   Sociology
HIS 113     U.S. History
HIS 123     U.S. Government
HIS 133     World History
HIS 143     Contemporary History
HIS 313     Global Society
MAT 223    College Algebra
SCI 223     Earth Science
SCI 263     General Biology
3 hours      General Studies Electives


MIN 323   Christ-Centered Leadership
MIN 203   Homiletics & Preaching Lab
MIN 213   Evangelism
MIN 333   Disciple-Making
MIN 363   Inner-healing & Deliverance
MIN 231   Biblical / Theological Research Meth.
MIN 253   Church History
MIN 303   Introduction to Modern Missions
MIN 353   Awakening and Revivals
MIN 413   Comparative Religions
MIN 423   Pastoral Ministry
MIN 433   Christian Ethics
MIN 443   Church Administration
CPL 373   Micro-church Planting
CPL 483   Senior Paper
CPL 493   Senior Practicum
+ 3 hours elective chosen from MIN, WOR, CHD, WML, CPL, MEL, or CML


6 hours of the following
CSP 11-161   Micro-Church Life (1 hour credit per semester for six semesters)

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