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Church Leadership

Impact the kingdom through local ministry as you build the church in culturally relevant and effective ways.

Our comprehensive program will prepare you for service in a local church setting. Learn how to lead the overall ministries of the church in distinctively Pentecostal ways and power. A focus on the incorporation of authentic and passionate worship and the building of holistic Bible-based discipleship programs is a highlight of our program.

Gain practical instruction in church business and law, intercultural ministries, apologetics, world religions, and pastoral counseling. Cultivate your personal ministry philosophy and fulfill your calling.

Interested in an area of specific focus within Church Leadership? Consider one of the following tracks:

              Family & Children Track major degree program plan 

              Leadership Track major degree program plan (Bachelor of Science)

              Leadership Track major degree program plan (Bachelor of Arts)

              Preaching Track major degree program plan (Bachelor of Science)

              Preaching Track major degree program plan (Bachelor of Arts)

Majors: Pursue a leadership role in local church ministry upon program completion.

Minors: Gain a foundational understanding of the dynamics of church leadership and its responsibilities.

Concentrations: Learn how to advance your calling in local church ministry and leadership.

Fine Arts Scholarship

Fine Arts Scholarship opportunities are available for those interested in pursuing this program. Click here for eligibility and requirement details!

Career Opportunities

Our 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:
  • Pastor
  • Church Administration
  • Non Profit Organization Leader
  • Missionary


Regular Faculty

Meghan Musy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Competency-Based Theological Education

William Griffin, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew

Mark Jenkins, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, and Archaeology

Michael Jaffe, D.Min.

Professor of Preaching and Church Leadership

Steve Smallwood, D.Min.

Associate Professor for Church Ministries, Program Coordinator for Church Ministries (online)

Mark Fabian, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Digital Learning

Chris McGough, M.A.

Associate Professor of Youth Ministries

Adjunct Faculty

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