Engage Your Calling

Artios courses are a focused, flexible, and financially-responsible way to increase your influence as a Christian.

Each 5 week online course is designed to create a focused learning community that fosters meaningful engagement with peers and an instructor. Instructors are vibrant 21st century Christian leaders who are committed to equipping followers of Christ to develop a more intentional perspective of leadership.

Be Vibrant

Our academic programs equip Christians to be vibrant leaders through a focused curriculum that is designed to lay a foundation of biblical theology, restoration, and missional engagement.

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership

Already have an Associate or Bachelor degree? Our emphasis on biblical theology, restoration, and missional engagement will enable you to apply principles of Christian leadership to your home, church, community, or workplace...or to shift your focus to a position of vocational Christian leadership.
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Associate of Christian Leadership

Pursuing long-term or vocational service in Christian leadership? This unique emphasis on biblical theology, restoration, and missional engagement will sharpen your focus on God's heart for 21st century families, churches, communities, and workplaces...and shape how you live it out.
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Certificate of Leadership Studies

Want to have a more effective Christian influence in your home, church, workplace, or community? Mix and match 7 courses to greater develop your understanding and practice of Christian leadership.
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Academic Programs

The Certificate of Leadership Studies is designed for individuals who have a desire to develop their understanding and practice of Christian leadership.

This flexible, 28-credit program program allows students to select a range of interdisciplinary courses relevant to multiple arenas of influence or choose from one of the following tracks: Biblical Instruction, Biblical Guidance, Church Administration, Family Ministry, Local Pastor Orientation*, Missional Engagement, Spiritual Formation, or Worship.


Leadership Studies Core (16 credits)

LEA 111 Essentials of Vibrant Leadership (4)

BIS 201 Biblical Interpretation (4)

LEA 121 The Christian Life (4) or LEA 301 Spiritual Formation & Ministry (4)

THE 201 Systematic Theology (4) or THE 202 Church of God (Seventh Day) Doctrine (4)

Leadership Studies Electives (12 credits)

Select any three non-practicum courses from the catalog.

*The Local Pastor Orientation track is designed for students who are pursuing a Local Pastor Certificate through the North American Ministerial Council (NAMC) of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). This track consists of LEA 111, LEA 321, THE 202, and 4 non-practicum electives. Because of the course substitutions involved, students pursuing this track will need an endorsement from the Custodian of Records (lcc.custodian@cog7.org) of the NAMC’s License and Credentials Committee.

The Associate of Christian Leadership program is designed for individuals who are pursuing vocational or long-term service in Christian leadership. Full-time students can complete this program in as little as one year, while part-time students can complete it in as little as three years.

Christian Leadership Core (56 credits)

Biblical and Theological Foundations (16 Credits)

BIS 101 History and Literature of the Old Testament (4)
BIS 104 History and Literature of the New Testament (4)
BIS 201 Biblical Interpretation (4)
THE 201 Christian Theology (4)

Restorative Leadership (16 Credits)

LEA 121 The Christian Life (4)
LEA 211 The Leader’s Emotional Health
LEA 301 Spiritual Formation and Ministry (4)*
PSY 311 The Church and Mental Health (4)

Missional Leadership (24 Credits)

HIS 321 History of Christianity (4)
LEA 111 Essentials of Vibrant Leadership (4)
LEA 311 Spiritual Leadership (4)
LEA 491 Christian Leadership Practicum (4)*
MIS 311 Evangelism and Discipleship (4)
PHI 311 Worldviews (4)

Christian Leadership Electives (36 credits)

  • Span a minimum of 6 of the following discipline areas: CHE, COM, FAM, LEA, MIS, PAM, PHI, PSY, THE, WOA.

This component of the program allows students to choose courses which will be the most meaningful to their personal ministry focus or declared ministry concentration.

*Students who have declared a concentration may need to substitute a specified alternate course.
**see our Academic Catalog for more details

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership is a BA completion program designed for individuals who are who are pursuing vocational or long-term service in Christian leadership AND who already have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from a qualified institution*. Full-time students can complete this program in as little as one year, while part-time students can complete it in as little as three years.

Christian Leadership Core (56 credits)

Biblical and Theological Foundations (16 Credits)

BIS 101 History and Literature of the Old Testament (4)
BIS 104 History and Literature of the New Testament (4)
BIS 201 Biblical Interpretation (4)
THE 201 Christian Theology (4)

Restorative Leadership (16 Credits)

LEA 121 The Christian Life (4)
LEA 211 The Leader’s Emotional Health (4)
LEA 301 Spiritual Formation and Ministry (4)**
PSY 311 The Church and Mental Health (4)

Missional Leadership (24 Credits)

HIS 321 History of Western Christianity (4)
LEA 111 Essentials of Vibrant Leadership (4)
LEA 311 Spiritual Leadership (4)
LEA 491 Christian Leadership Practicum (4)**
MIS 311 Evangelism and Discipleship (4)
PHI 311 Worldviews (4)

Christian Leadership Electives (36 credits)

  • Span a minimum of 6 of the following discipline areas: CHE, COM, FAM, LEA, MIS, PAM, PHI, PSY, THE, WOA.
  • A minimum of 32 credits earned through 300 and 400 level courses.

This component of the program allows students to choose courses which will be the most meaningful to their personal ministry focus or declared ministry concentration.

*AA, AS, AAS, BA, and BS degrees from regionally accredited institutions are automatically approved. Other degrees are approved on a case by case basis. Contact the Office of the Registrar regarding questions about your qualification for this program.

**Students who have declared a concentration may need to substitute a specified alternate course.