2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Women in Ministry Leadership Five-Year Program (BA/MAM)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in Ministry

Majors: Biblical Studies, Women in Ministry Leadership, Master of Arts in Ministry

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.

Program Description:  The BA/MAM Four-Plus-One Track offers an affordable, flexible, integrative, and customizable route to earn both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in five years.  Students complete the four-year Bachelor’s program and finish the remaining coursework for the Master’s degree with an additional year of study.  This option allows students to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Women in Ministry Leadership, and a Master of Arts in Ministry. 

Women in Ministry Leadership Five-Year 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 106Interpreting the Bible

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 210Fundamentals of Leadership

3

CML 202Teaching Skills for Adults

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

SOC 101General Psychology

3

WML 221Discipleship Counseling for Women

3

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

THE 320Christianity and Culture

3

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

MIN 510The Leader's Life & Work

3

WML 350WML Internship

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

HIS ____301 Israel / 302 Turkey Greece

3

WML ____Concentration/Minor Course

3

WML 415Leadership as a Woman in Ministry

3

MIN 505Theological Foundations for Ministry

3

____ ____Master of Arts in Ministry Concentration Course I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

THE 220Christian Ethics

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

WML 450WML Practicum

3

____ ____Master of Arts in Ministry Concentration Course II

3

CML 399TraveLearn Seminar

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Summer Semester

CML 440Cross-Cultural Experience

3

SOC 271Biblical Archaeology

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

____ ____Master of Arts in Ministry Concentration Course III

3

MIN 504Communicating Biblical Truth

3

MIN 507Leadership Development & Team Building

3

MIN 590Ministry Internship

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Spring Semester

____ ____Master of Arts in Ministry Concentration Course IV

3

MIN 508Organizational Change & Conflict

3

MIN 509Spiritual Formation & Discipleship

3

MIN 591Ministry Internship II

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Note:

MIN 510, MIN 505, MIN 504, MIN 507, MIN 590, MIN 508, MIN 507, MIN 591, Concentration Course: Graduate Course

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.