Christian Leadership Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership is a carefully sequenced degree designed to prepare students for foundational leadership in a range of life-settings, including the local church. This degree program provides a core curriculum in leadership and allows students to choose from a variety of ministry (and other) specializations.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the BA in Christian Leadership, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate core leadership principles for organizations, consistent with biblical teaching;
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in personal leadership skills;
  3. Identify personal areas of spiritual, relational, and emotional growth in self-leadership;
  4. Apply Christian leadership within a range of cultural contexts;
  5. Frame Christian leadership within a Christian worldview and ethic;
  6. Integrate their leadership studies into their chosen specialization.

Curriculum

General Education Requirements 60 units (includes 12 units elective)
Bible & Theology Minor 18 units
Christian Leadership Major 42 units; see below
Total 120 units

Christian Leadership Major (42 units)

  • Christian Leadership Core

    • LDRS105 Introduction to Leadership (3)
    • LDRS210 Self-Leadership (3)
    • LDRS320 Leading Others (3)
    • LDRS342 Leading in Organizations (3)
    • ORLD430 Leadership in Global Society (3)
    • LDRS470 Innovation & Leadership (3)
    • LDRS475 Mentorship (3)
    • LDRS498 Leadership Capstone (3)
  • Leadership Specialization

    All Christian Leadership majors need to choose one of the following Specializations, or an interdisciplinary option (for example: English, History, Public Policy, Business):

    • Family and Children’s Ministry (18)
    • Intercultural Studies (18)
    • Pastoral Ministry (18)
    • Youth Ministry (18)
    • Interdisciplinary (18)
  • NOTE: Students may also choose a Christian Leadership Minor, while doing other majors. Christian Leadership Minor (18 units)

    • LDRS105 Introduction to Leadership (3)
    • LDRS210 Self-Leadership (3)
    • LDRS320 Leading Others (3)
    • LDRS342 Leading in Organizations (3)
    • ORLD430 Leadership in Global Society (3)
    • LDRS470 Innovation & Leadership (3)

Career & Internship Opportunities

Students who complete the BA in Christian Leadership will be equipped for careers in the

following:

  • Church ministry
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Pastor-Teacher
  • Parachurch Organizations
  • Missionary
  • Entrepreneurial ventures

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate core leadership principles for organizations consistent with biblical teaching.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in personal leadership skills.
  • Identify personal areas of spiritual, relational, and emotional growth in self-leadership.
  • Apply Christian leadership within a range of cultural contexts.
  • Frame Christian leadership within a Christian worldview and ethic.
  • Integrate their leadership studies into their chosen specialization.
Featured Faculty
Chair, Pastoral Ministry Program
Why do you enjoy working at Jessup?
This is my eighteen year at Jessup. I love the mission and vision of this place. Working with young growing leaders couldn’t be more rewarding. I had the privilege of knowing Bill Jessup. He was all about God’s mission in the world and the work of the local church. I am thrilled to be a part of the past and future mission here.
Christian Leadership Faculty
Associate Provost: Student Development & Professor, Practical Theology & Education
Dean, Faculty of Theology / School of Christian Leadership
Professor, New Testament
Lead Faculty, BA Christian Leadership and Intercultural Studies Curriculum

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