2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Women in Ministry Leadership (BA)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Majors: Biblical Studies, Women in Ministry Leadership, also available as a minor

Mission Statement: Women make up half of our world and more than half of our churches. However, their perspective, voice and gifting are too often missing in ministry leadership. The purpose of this degree is to equip women with the confidence and skills to minister and lead with grace and effectiveness as part of the people of God.

Major Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate integrity as a Christ-follower and leader.
  2. Articulate a biblical and personal philosophy of ministry.
  3. Acquire skills for Bible-centered, discipleship-based ministry with women.
  4. Cultivate skills to build and lead ministry teams.
  5. Understand the cultural challenges unique to being a woman in ministry leadership.

Women in Ministry Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

CML 102Foundations of Ministry

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

WML 121

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

CML 202Teaching Skills for Adults

3

CML 210Fundamentals of Leadership

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

SOC 101General Psychology

3

WML 221Discipleship Counseling for Women

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

THE 320

THE 411/CML 411Role of Women in the Church

3

CML 323Spiritual Formation in the Local Church

3

CML 324Spiritual Formation of Ministry Leaders

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

SOC 322Significance of Women in Christian Culture

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

WML 350WML Internship

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

BIB ____Bible Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

HIS ____301 Israel / 302 Turkey Greece

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

WML 415Leadership as a Woman in Ministry

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

THE 220Christian Ethics

3

WML 450WML Practicum

3

CML 399TraveLearn Seminar

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Summer Semester

CML 440Cross-Cultural Experience

3

SOC 271Biblical Archaeology

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Note:

This program is designed to prepare women for varied and numerous ministries in a Christian context. Since the College believes that God's Word teaches that women should not hold the positions of senior pastor or elder, this program does not equip women for these two positions.