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BA in Leadership Studies - Christian Ministry

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Christian Ministry program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in a church or ministry. Read on to learn about this online program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Christian Ministry

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Potential students of the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership - Christian Ministry program may have an interest in preparing for leadership roles in ministry and teaching the Bible. All applicants to Regent University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Christian Ministry program have the opportunity to learn strategies for studying and teaching the Bible and leading individuals of all ages in their journeys of faith. While in the program, students could take courses focused on missions, discipleship, mentoring, and evangelism. The program is designed to develop students' leadership skills through courses that examine innovative leadership, great leaders in history, the making of a Christian leader, and how to lead teams. Students also have the opportunity to study pronunciation, voice, and written communication skills that are sometimes used at the professional level when interacting with the media and presenting messages at the pulpit.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120+ credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Christian Ministry:

The BA in Leadership - Christian Ministry program consists of general education, leadership studies, Christian ministry, and general education courses that total 120 or more credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of a Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Introduction to Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Intro. to Christian History & Thought
  • Regent Foundations of Success
  • English Composition
  • Research & Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, & the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Students select one of the following:
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Calculus I
    • Discrete Math
  • Students select one of the following:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology I
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students select one of the following:
    • U.S. History (I to 1877)
    • U.S. History (II from 1877)
  • Students select one of the following:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • Students select one of the following:
    • World Geography
    • Western Civilization I
    • Western Civilization II
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • Introduction to Spanish I
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II

Leadership Studies Major Courses (33 credits)

  • Survey of Leadership
  • Study of Great Leaders
  • Innovative Leadership
  • Systems Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Communication and Influence
  • Managerial Decision-Making
  • Leading Teams
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Senior Leadership Project

Christian Ministry Concentration Courses (15 credits)

  • Principles of Hermeneutics & Theological Thinking
  • Principles of Theology
  • The Gospels
  • Apologies
  • Christian Ministry

General Elective Courses (23 credits)

  • Students select 23 credits of general elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the BA in Leadership Studies - Christian Ministry program may decide to further their education after graduating. Academic options could include graduate certificates for continuing education or master's degrees in areas focused on the church or ministry. Advanced degrees could help them grow their leadership skills, build their ministry knowledge, and prepare for advanced positions within the church.

Educational offerings for graduates could include:

  • Master of Arts in Church Leadership
  • Master of Divinity Degree with a concentration in Church & Ministry
  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Church Leadership

Career Paths:

Graduates of the BA in Leadership - Christian Ministry program might be ready to pursue careers that focus on leadership or coaching within a Christian setting. Duties associated with these careers might include mentoring others, leading teams, or assuming management or administrative duties.

Graduates could be able to pursue careers that include:

  • Ministry coach or mentor
  • Church leader
  • Nonprofit administrator
  • Church entrepreneur

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