Students engage in a variety of expository writing exercises, including literary analysis, through the critical study of various literary genres, including poetry, short fiction, drama, and the novel.
This course provides students with tools and practical approaches to strengthening their spiritual
formation—defined as being with Christ, becoming like Christ, and living for Christ. It includes an
examination of spiritual disciplines and their role in spiritual formation.
The Field Practicum is a two-part class that nurtures ministry-mindedness and prepares students for lifelong
ministry involvement. In Field Practicum I, students will develop a plan for their future ministry
involvement. In this one-unit course, students will learn how to document observations and assessments
of their ministry setting and their own ministry strengths and weaknesses. This course will set the
expectation for continual ministry involvement and the practice of personal spiritual formation over the
course of the BS in Church Ministry major courses, giving the student first-hand knowledge and experience
in local church ministry
This course focuses on the dynamics of leading healthy, growing churches and ministries. Students will explore various components of leadership including: 1) meaning of leadership; 2) spiritual leadership; 3) visionary leadership; 4) managerial leadership; and 5) leadership skills.