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Ministry Leadership Major:

(Concentration: Evangelism)

Jesus said, “The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve.” And He instructed us to do likewise in the vocations we choose. The courses in the Ministry Leadership concentration combine the philosophy of a servant’s orientation with practical instruction in the principles of ministry.

Courses in the Ministry Leadership major prepare learners to serve the Body of Christ in ministry and ministry-related vocations, primarily within institutions that serve the Body of Christ, ranging from counseling, pastoral leadership and administration to evangelism.

Courses in the Evangelism Concentration:

APTH 4675: Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God

 This course is a wonderful investigation of God’s call to live in spirit and in truth. You will learn the importance of the illumination of scripture and the application of revelation knowledge as a means to living the victorious Spirit-filled life. Key topics include an examination of the limitations of reasoned (human) knowledge, the role of theology and doctrine, and the place of revelation knowledge in renewing the mind.

BIBL 4481: Survey of the Book of Acts   

 As the Book of Acts documents the birth and development of a faith based in the resurrected Christ, this course traces the spread of the gospel by and through the original Apostles. Key topics include the historical development of Christianity, challenges and obstacles to the first evangelists, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in evangelism.

EVAN 3500: Preaching the Word                

 This course provides the practices and processes of effective preaching. Key topics include presentation and communication skills through the leading of the Holy Spirit, contemporaneous, spontaneous speaking, and connecting with others on a personal level.

EVAN 4690: Church Planting             

 Creating new local churches has historically been an important component of evangelism. This course explores the process and structure of creating new churches.

EVAN 4900: Studies in Radical Evangelism

This course uses the case study method to examine extraordinary evangelical events and people.

HIST 3255: Comparative World Religions 

A historical and comparative survey of the principal beliefs and practices of the world’s major religions. Major religions are considered: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shinto and Taoism.

MINN 3988: Financial Administration in Ministry

This course provides an overview of financial management in church and ministry organizations. Key topics include budget development and administration, cash flow management, funding and fund raising, and using information technology to manage church and ministry finances.

MINN 4112: Urban Ministry

Ministry leadership in the inner city environment is examined. Key topics include street ministry, resource management, conflict resolution, the inner city political environment, building support systems with suburban churches and organizations, and discipleship in the inner city.

MINN 4355: The Touch of Christ: Ministering to the Broken

This course emphasizes Christ’s mission to touch the untouchable and to love the unlovely. Key topics focus on ministry response to substance abuse, sexual and emotional abuse, poverty, homelessness and physical deprivation, and cross-cultural and interfaith ministry.

MINN 4450: Legal Issues in Ministry

This course provides an overview of the legal environment in which a church or ministry organization operates. Key topics include human resource law, tax and regulatory compliance, liability law, contracts, and intellectual property law.

PHIL 3211: Philosophy of Evangelism

The philosophical foundations of evangelism are explored. Key topics include Christ’s Great Commission, persuasion in evangelism, and the Christian’s role in evangelism.

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