Curriculum

Understanding Your Leadership Capabilities 3
Students will examine their own personal leadership capabilities and effectiveness through self-assessment. A variety of leadership instruments will be used as the students reflect on their own leadership traits and those of others. A 360 degree assessment will also be utilized to provide insight into how student’s leadership is viewed by others in their organizations and provide a basis for leadership development.  Biblical leadership principles will be infused into the discussion as students examine various leadership and motivation styles; students will not only learn their particular leadership style, but how to relate to the leadership styles of others.
Foundations of Leadership 3
Introduces basic leadership theory and foundational leadership perspectives from the Bible.
The Art of Interpretation 3
Provides an understanding of how the Bible came to be and introduces the basic principles and skills required to interpret it accurately. The emphasis will be on understanding and application of scripture in today’s world. The skills developed will then be related to reading critically other subject materials.
Christian Perspective 3
Challenges students to consider how general revelation (creation) and special revelation (the Scriptures) of God affects every aspect of life. Each student will be encouraged to develop a truly Christian world view and understand and critique competing world views.
Management Principles 3
A study of the five parts of managing organizations – planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling/evaluating – with the study of principles for application to both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations as informed by Christian perspectives and scripture.
Organizational Theory and Behavior/Leading Teams 3
This course will address how organizational goals, priorities and strategies interface with the behavior of individuals and teams both inside the organization and through external constituencies. Attention is given to the effect of organizational culture, government laws and regulations, the economy upon organizational behavior and the important dynamics associated with teams.
Organizational Communication 3
Introduces the basic concepts of organizational communication used in business, professional, and personal environments. Both written and oral communication skills are addressed from a biblical/Christian perspective, and students are equipped with the basic tools available for both formal and informal methods of communication in group and individual settings.
Leadership and Negotiations 3
This course focuses on the practice of leadership through effective negotiation and will review the theory, practice, and processes of negotiation in a variety of settings. Students will study the fundamentals of negotiation practice and group psychology and apply leadership and negotiation frameworks to simulations and workplace opportunities.
Bible Survey 3
This course introduces the student to the literary genres, historical background, cultural settings, and major theological themes of the Bible through a survey and overview approach. 
Introduction to Missiology 3
This course is an introduction to missiology with an emphasis on the biblical theology of missions. This course explores the most effective church planting strategies through a historical and current prospective as well as providing practical steps in bringing closure to the Great Commission. This course will equip and prepare students who become missionaries, mission committee members, or short term missionary participants by studying and gaining greater understanding of God’s missionary heart.
Leadership and Planning 3
Students will examine the role of planning in maximizing resources and addressing organizational change. Project planning and management concepts will be discussed and applied to real-world planning initiatives. Specific techniques for analyzing complex problems and for planning and evaluating interventions will be applied. Students will examine a problem or issue in their current or proposed future vocational setting and prepare plans for the implementation of a well-designed program or policy.
Evangelism and Discipleship 3
A study of the nature, purpose, and process of biblical evangelism and its application to various ministries; a study of New Testament discipleship principles and their application, with a special emphasis upon building discipling relationships and small group ministry.
Leadership in Global Society 3
This course will explore the nature of leadership in various cultures and the skills needed in a global economy and society. Students will examine the leadership implications for cross-cultural and multi-national organizations. Students will engage in discussions of the "Great Commission" and reflect on historical aspects of global leadership. The future of global leadership will be examined and the potential leadership challenges considered. To the extent possible, students will be challenged to cultivate their own global leadership "map" as they interact with the emerging global scene.
Christian Theology 3
A study of the teaching of the Bible concerning the nature and attributes of God, the origin and nature of man and sin, and the person and ministry of Christ.
Foundations of Teaching and Preaching 3
A "cross-training" module to introduce the principles and skills necessary to effectively communicate Scripture through teaching and preaching delivery. Practical application assignments will be made, and reports/presentations given. Emphasis will be placed on methods and applications.
Integration and Applied Learning 5
This series of 1 unit courses are concurrently sequenced with the core curriculum to focus on the integration and application of course concepts. Assignments are designed to complement and enhance the topics in each course through group and individual projects as well as exposure to community resources.

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