2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Spiritual Formation & Discipleship Major (BA)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Majors: Biblical Studies, Spiritual Formation & Discipleship

Major Mission: The Spiritual Formation & Discipleship major exists to train servant leaders who build life changing church discipleship ministries.

Major Outcomes - Students will:

  1. Articulate a biblical and personal philosophy of ministry.
  2. Lead others as they serve with integrity of character.
  3. Build team leadership as a core value of ministry
  4. Serve with confidence knowing their unique blend of personality, giftedness, and passion.
  5. Experience a mentoring relationship with a ministry leader of a local church during intensive ministry involvement.
  6. Communicate biblical truth with creativity, accuracy, and relevancy.
  7. Develop a holistic process for spiritual formation and discipleship for the local church to augment personal growth and produce life change.
  8. Demonstrate the necessary skills to administrate an effective ministry, overseeing the planning and executing of discipleship ministries.
  9. Identify the culture and needs of people and create missional ministries which enhance the individual's ability to live with a biblical worldview.

Spiritual Formation & Discipleship 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 101The Missional Journey

1

CML 102Foundations of Ministry

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

BIB 106Interpreting the Bible

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

CML 201Teaching Skills

3

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 212Fundamental Mathematics with Modern Applications

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

SOC 101General Psychology

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

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

SOC 203Principles of Sociology

3

SPF 210Personal Spiritual Formation

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

THE 320

SCI ____SCI CORE (100/200 Level)

3

STM ____Student Ministry Elective

3

SPF 310Spiritual Formation in Church Ministries

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

PHI 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

CFM 332Discipleship of Children & Families

3

CML 350FSpiritual Formation & Discipleship Internship

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Senior Year

Fall Semester

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

HIS 301Arab-Israeli Conflict

3

HUM 422Christian Perspectives

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

CML 421Balancing Life and Ministry

3

CML 440Cross-Cultural Experience

3

Total Credit Hours:18

CML 440: Choose Israel Experience OR Turkey/Greece Experience.

Spring Semester

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

CML 450FSpiritual Formation & Discipleship

3

Total Credit Hours:12