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Ministry Track

Students in Ministry Track not only grow in their personal leadership through participation in the Leadership Track, but will also learn how to apply these principles in discovering a possible career in ministry.

Time & Cost
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Application Fee: $50

Due at the end of your application.

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Fall Term

September - November

Total Fees: $650

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Winter Term

December - February

Total Fees: $650

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Spring Term

March - May

Total Fees: $650

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Summer Term

June - August

Total Fees: $650

Ministry Track Year One Courses
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MIN 100

Ministry Foundations

In Ministry Foundations, students will be given models of church leadership structure and how church leaders appropriately function within a church staff. Students will also learn about modern discipleship methods and the best methods to help believers mature in their faith. 

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In Ministry Foundations, students will be given models of church leadership structure and how church leaders appropriately function within a church staff. Students will also learn about modern discipleship methods and the best methods to help believers mature in their faith.

  • Learn church leadership structure 

  • Employ modern discipleship methods 

  • Understand the difference between discipleship, mentoring, and coaching 

  • Learn church leadership structure

  • Employ modern discipleship methods

  • Understand the difference between discipleship, mentoring, and coaching 

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LEAD 100

Personal Development

In the area of Personal and Team Development, students will learn more about their unique design as an individual through personality assessments. Students will apply the knowledge gained from their personal assessments to understand group dynamics, develop healthy relationships, and effectively influence others.

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  • Learn more about your unique design 

  • Understand group dynamics

  • Develop healthy relationships

In Spiritual Dependence and Development, students will learn the basics of Christian theology and how that practically applies to their leadership. Students will learn more about the practice of spiritual disciplines and how to engage the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives and leadership.

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MIN 101

Twenty-First Century Leadership

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Twenty-First Century Ministry will empower ministry track students to understand the different generational needs of their church members, and how to minister to a rapidly changing society.

  • Understand generational needs of your various church members 

  • Learn about Millennial and Gen Z culture 

  • Know how to minister to a rapidly changing society 

In Spiritual Dependence and Development, students will learn the basics of Christian theology and how that practically applies to their leadership. Students will learn more about the practice of spiritual disciplines and how to engage the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives and leadership.

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LEAD 101

Spiritual Dependence and Development

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Students will learn the basics of Christian theology and how that practically applies to their leadership. Students will learn more about the practice of spiritual disciplines and how to engage the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives and leadership.

Lesson 1: Theology Basics

Lesson 2: Developing Your Spiritual Disciplines

Lesson 3: Empowerment of the Holy Spirit

  • Learn Christian theology basics 

  • Incorporate spiritual disciplines to your personal spiritual walk 

  • Engage the power of the Holy Spirit in leadership 

Students will learn about emotionally healthy leadership and how to manage and understand their own emotions and how those emotions affect their ability to lead others into emotional health. 

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Worship Service Creation will give students the chance to engage in the practical side of ministry, as they will learn how to plan an effective service (creative/worship/communication), construct a sermon, and manage the metrics of those attending those services.

Worship Service Creation will give students the chance to engage in the practical side of ministry, as they will learn how to plan an effective service (creative/worship/communication), construct a sermon, and manage the metrics of those attending those services.

MIN 102

Worship Service Creation

  • Create a multi-media plan for a worship service

  • Prepare and present a sermon

  • Manage congregational metrics and data 

Students will learn about emotionally healthy leadership and how to manage and understand their own emotions and how those emotions affect their ability to lead others into emotional health. 

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LEAD 102

Character Development

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  • Uncover, develop, and bravely use your authentic voice

  • Establish credibility with those you lead

  • Cultivate steadfast, enduring leadership 

Students will learn about emotionally healthy leadership and how to manage and understand their own emotions and how those emotions affect their ability to lead others into emotional health. 

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MIN 103

Executive & Personal Leadership

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    Lesson 1: Organizational Leadership

    Lesson 2: Personal Financial Management & Planning

    Lesson 3: Ministry Overview & Selection

  • Understand concepts of organizational leadership

  • Manage your personal finances in preparation for vocational ministry

  • Select a ministry to pursue 

Students will learn about emotionally healthy leadership and how to manage and understand their own emotions and how those emotions affect their ability to lead others into emotional health. 

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LEAD 103

Emotionally Healthy Leadership

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Students will learn about Emotionally Healthy Leadership and how to manage and understand their own emotions and how those emotions affect their ability to lead others into emotional health.

  • Identify, understand, and manage your own emotions

  • Manage leadership anxiety

  • Grasp how to maintain healthy relationships at work and home

Ministry Track Year Two Courses
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MIN 200

Leadership Emergence

    Lesson 1: Developing Your Leadership Timeline

    Lesson 2: Personal Ministry Philosophy

    Lesson 3: Creating A Ministry Legacy

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  • Develop a timeline for your personal leadership and growth

  • Develop a personal ministry philosophy

  • Engage the idea of a personal leadership legacy

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LEAD 200

Influential Communication

    Lesson 1: Crucial Conversations

    Lesson 2: Effective Communication

    Lesson 3: The Power of Moments

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Lesson 1: Crucial Conversations

Lesson 2: Effective Communication

Lesson 3: The Power of Moments

  • Gain effective models for influential communication and healthy conflict

  • Understand the concept of “the power of moments”

  • Explore strategies to create impactful moments for those you lead

In Spiritual Dependence and Development, students will learn the basics of Christian theology and how that practically applies to their leadership. Students will learn more about the practice of spiritual disciplines and how to engage the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives and leadership.

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MIN 201

Spiritual Leadership

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In Theological Foundations and Spiritual Development, students will learn the basics of Christian theology and how that practically applies to their leadership. Students will learn more about the practice of spiritual disciplines and how to engage the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives and leadership.

    Lesson 1: Biblical Leadership Models

    Lesson 2: God’s Shaping Work

    Lesson 3: Transformational Development and Leadership

    Lesson 1: Biblical Leadership Models

    Lesson 2: God’s Shaping Work

    Lesson 3: Transformational Development and Leadership

  • Understand biblical leadership models 

  • Apply healthy conflict management skills 

  • Strategically implement essential habits for healthy leadership

  • Understand biblical leadership models

  • Apply healthy conflict management skills

  • Strategically implement essential habits for healthy leadership 

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LEAD 201

    Lesson 1: Essentialism

    Lesson 2: Peak Performance

    Lesson 3: Situational Leadership

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Leadership Habits

  • Establish essential behaviors that will empower you to operate at you peak performance

  • Determine to say “no” to the good and “yes” to the great

  • Discover how to adapt your leadership practices to your current context

Students will learn about emotionally healthy leadership and how to manage and understand their own emotions and how those emotions affect their ability to lead others into emotional health. 

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MIN 202

The Framework for Ministry

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    Lesson 1: The Five Roles and Functions of Church Leadership

    Lesson 2: Discovering Your Role and Function

    Lesson 3: Building A Balanced Leadership Structure

  • Learn about the five offices and functions of leadership within the Church

  • Discover your function within Church leadership

  • Learn practical strategies to help individuals mature in their faith

Students will learn about emotionally healthy leadership and how to manage and understand their own emotions and how those emotions affect their ability to lead others into emotional health. 

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LEAD 202

Leadership Skills

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    Lesson 1: The Five Roles and Functions of Church Leadership

    Lesson 2: Discovering Your Role and Function

    Lesson 3: Building A Balanced Leadership Structure

  • Discern how to solve leadership problems

  • Be empowered to make important decisions and cast vision

  • Understand how to lead change in your context

Students will learn about emotionally healthy leadership and how to manage and understand their own emotions and how those emotions affect their ability to lead others into emotional health. 

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MIN 203

Servant Leadership

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Finally, students will be empowered to employ Influential Leadership, where they learn how their skills can be used to transform, redeem, and empower those around them.

    Lesson 1: The Heart and Head of a Servant Leader

    Lesson 2: The Hands and Habits of a Servant Leader

    Lesson 3: Leading Like Jesus

  • Study the life and leadership of Jesus

  • Explore practical steps for leading in humility in a modern context

  • Learn how servant leadership has affected historical leadership theories

Students will learn about emotionally healthy leadership and how to manage and understand their own emotions and how those emotions affect their ability to lead others into emotional health. 

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LEAD 203

Extraordinary  Leadership

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Finally, students will be empowered to employ Influential Leadership, where they learn how their skills can be used to transform, redeem, and empower those around them.

    Lesson 1: Redemptive Leadership

    Lesson 2: The Leadership Challenge

    Lesson 3: Empowering Leadership

  • Gain practices of exemplary leadership to make extraordinary things happen in your organization

  • Learn the models for both redemptive leadership and empowering leadership

  • Be prepared to lead with excellence in whatever environment you function

Annual Cost of Ministry Track: $2,600
Total Cost of Ministry Track : $5,200

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