Christian Leadership Concentrations (Optional)

Optional Christian leadership concentrations allow you to focus on courses which will be the most meaningful to your particular leadership gifts, interests, and opportunities.

Concentrations provide a means of customizing your Christian Leadership electives and student practicum without adding credit hours to your program.

The Church Administration Concentration is designed to equip students with foundational competencies that will enable them to effectively provide administrative leadership in a local church congregation.

CHE 301 Christian Education (4)
LEA 331 Church Administration (4)
LEA 492 Church Administration Practicum (4)
WOA 301 Worship Arts (4)

Electives (12 credits from the following):

COM 341 Expository Preaching
FAM 301 Family Ministry
LEA 321 Ministry in the Church of God (Seventh Day)*
PAM 301 Pastoral Ministry
THE 202 Church of God (Seventh Day) Doctrine*

*these courses are requirements for students who fulfill their practicum in a congregation of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day).

The Pastoral Ministry Concentration is designed to equip the student with foundational competencies that will enable them to lead a local congregation or to serve effectively as a part of a pastoral staff.* It includes training in preaching, shepherding and exposure to many areas of pastoral ministry.

COM 341 Expository Preaching (4)
LEA 331 Church Administration (4)
PAM 301 Pastoral Ministry (4)
PAM 491 Pastoral Ministry Practicum (4)
PSY 321 Principles of Counseling (4)
WOA 301 Worship Arts (4)

Electives (20 credits from the following):

CHE 301 Christian Education (4)
FAM 301 Family Ministry (4)
LEA 301 Spiritual Formation and Ministry (4) OR LEA 321 Ministry in the Church of God (Seventh Day) (4)**
THE 202 Church of God (Seventh Day) Doctrine (4)**
WOA 311 Prayer Ministry (4)

*This concentration provides members of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) with educational prerequisites for documentation. Please note that documentation from the North American Ministerial Council is limited to men.

**these courses are requirements for students who fulfill their practicum in a congregation of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day).

The Spiritual Formation and Discipleship Concentration is designed to equip students with foundational competencies that will enable them to effectively provide leadership in the arena of spiritual formation and discipleship.

CHE 301 Christian Education (4)
FAM 301 Family Ministry (4)
LEA 493 Spiritual Formation and Discipleship Practicum (4)
PSY 321 Principles of Counseling (4)
WOA 301 Worship Arts (4)
WOA 311 Prayer Ministry (4)

Electives (8 credits from the following):

COM 341 Expository Preaching (4)
LEA 321 Ministry in the Church of God (Seventh Day) (4)*
THE 202 Church of God Seventh Day Doctrine (4)*
PAM 301 Pastoral Ministry (4)

*these courses are requirements for students who fulfill their practicum in a congregation of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day).