The B.A. in Ministry & Leadership is an online Degree Completion Program (DCP), designed to help field-based leaders and ministers gain both the necessary biblical/theological knowledge and the ministry/leadership skills required to effectively lead people in today's society. Click or tap here to view the program fact sheet and learn more.
This program is designed for leaders whose responsibilities and schedules do not permit enrollment in a traditional college program. Ideal students are highly motivated, involved in some type of ministry or outreach which may or may not be vocational, and range in age from late 20's to 50+.
Format & Schedule
Students must transfer in 75 outside units. They must have completed 60 of those units before beginning the DCP; the remaining 15 units may be completed during the DCP or afterward.
DCP curriculum consists of 15 five-week-long, three-unit courses offered in sequential series over 18 months. Each online course incorporates both textbooks and audio/visual media as a means of presenting course materials. Click or tap here to learn more about the program courses.
Each week students are responsible for submitting written work (including reflection papers, research projects, reading reviews, Biblical exegesis, and more), which incorporates analysis and practical application of the course materials.
Students should plan to devote a minimum of 12 to 15 hours per week to coursework, spread out over the course of the week. The online format provides for great personal flexibility, making it possible for students to work around diverse schedule constraints including travel as well as family, organizational and ministry obligations.
Students go through the DCP as part of a cohort of 15 to 30 fellow learners. Cohorts move as a group from class to class, fostering the development of ongoing relationships and mutual support. New cohorts are formed each spring and fall.
Weekly discussion boards, on which students interact both with instructors and with one another, provide opportunity for dynamic exchanges of ideas and feedback.