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Bachelor of Arts

The Church Planting concentration is designed for students desiring to serve as evangelistic leaders in the Western culture. Courses provide a foundational knowledge of engaging culture, communicating the Gospel, and leadership for starting new churches.

Concentration Objective

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to demonstrate ministry leadership skills necessary for starting new churches.

Concentration Course List

MIS3000 Anthropology for Christian Mission 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is an introduction to cultural anthropology. Attention will be given to the application of anthropology to Christian evangelization and mission.

MIN4025 Advanced Teaching and Preaching 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is designed to build upon prior learning and experience with preaching and teaching. The focus of this course will be on the construction and delivery of narrative and expositional preaching and teaching of the Gospel.

MIN4100 Fundamentals of Church Planting 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is designed to equip church planters to develop their own church planting vision, mission, and the supporting processes and systems.  The course will focus on the development of a strategic plan for establishing a church in a community.

MIN4300 Growing a Great Commission Church 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is designed to provide the skills to grow a new church after the launch. The course will look at how to continue to develop a spiritually focused and strategically mobilized church to fulfill its role in God’s global mission

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of 50 semester credits from an institution of higher learning accredited regionally or by ABHE.
  • Official transcript directly from all institutions previously attended.
  • GPA of 2.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) on all prior work.
  • Application form and payment of Application Fee.

Any applicant not meeting the above-stated requirements may petition for consideration.