Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Church Leadership
The B.A/B.S in Church Leadership is for those who are seeking to serve as leaders in the local church. Both versions of the Church Leadership degree are designed as comprehensive majors. They are intended to provide students with broad-based skill sets necessary for vocational, spiritual leaders. The difference between the B. A. and the B.S. degrees is the B.A. requires one year of a biblical language (either Greek or Hebrew) while the B.S. requires An Introduction to Biblical Languages along with an additional computer or science course.
Upon completion of the Church Leadership program, graduates should be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to personally and corporately assist people to be authentic and passionate worshipers of God.
- Create effective means to bring unsaved individuals into a saving relationship with Jesus locally, nationally, and internationally.
- Provide holistic Bible-based Christian discipleship programs to ensure the Body of Christ is being matured and strengthened effectively.
- Demonstrate the compassion of Christ to the needy, sick, and oppressed in culturally relevant and effective ways.
- Lead the overall ministries of the church in distinctively Pentecostal ways and power.
Bachelor of Science Program Plan (Bachelor of Arts below)
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Learning Outcomes (pdf)
|Learning outcomes describe the knowledge and skills you will have gained and be able to demonstrate by the end of this program. Download the pdf to view|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Training Laity for Ministry||The theology, philosophy, and implementation of the development of church leadership among laity. The student examines ways to identify potential leaders and then provide practical methods for mobilizing, training, coaching, empowering, and releasing leaders toward their full potential.|
|Managing Conflict and Change||The course examines a biblical theology of conflict and leads to a practical understanding of conflict and change management. Attention is given to the conflict cycle, styles of conflict management, and strategies for resolving conflict.|
|Legal Issues for Church Leaders||The course provides students with a basic understanding of the application of civil law to churches and ministers, relying heavily on actual cases to illustrate key points.|
|Church Administration and Leadership||Focuses on credentialing, incorporation, parliamentary procedure, clergy tax, building maintenance, and risk management.|
|Paul's Letters to Church Leaders||Special attention is given to following the Pauline argument with investigation into the historical background, major themes and theological issues.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Dr. Michael Jaffe provides leadership for Evangel’s School of Theology and Church Ministries as chair of the Church Ministries Department. Along with teaching Preaching and Church Leadership courses, Jaffe is a faculty representative on Evangel’s Board of Administration. Jaffe graduated from Central Bible College in 1976 with a degree in Biblical Studies. He pastored for 22 […] read more
Dr. Mark Wootton joined the Central Bible College (now Evangel University) faculty to teach church ministries courses in 2000. Prior to teaching, Wootton served as a church planter in Ohio and as a lead pastor in Arizona and Missouri. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and raised in Cambridge, Ohio, Dr. Wootton attended Central Bible College and […] read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Church Administration
- Non Profit Organization Leader
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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