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Ministry Leadership Major

(Concentration: Marketplace Ministry)

The Marketplace Ministry Concentration is designed to equip individuals to be Kingdom leaders in their places of business and to facilitate transformation in the lives of their associates, companions and those they serve. By understanding God’s vocational call on their lives, students will learn to reside and function in mainstream culture with a Spirit-empowered, Christian worldview and fulfill the cultural mandate in the new frontier of missions in the marketplace.

Courses in the Marketplace Ministry 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.

BUS 3375: God’s Idea of Business: Ministry in the Marketplace  

 This dynamic course will introduce you to the study of ministry as a calling and a life of service in the marketplace. The Holy Spirit has a definite place in the world of business and this course will expose the myths associated with the definition of “full-time Christian service.”

BUS 4510: Ethics and Values for Success: Integrity in the Marketplace

In this dynamic course, you’ll discover the biblical blueprint for understanding and building integrity in the marketplace. Using real world case study examples, and applying solid biblical principles, this course explores the components of true success, including: doing what you say you’re going to do, serving your clientele, making ethical decisions, accepting responsibility for your actions, communicating honestly, and encouraging teamwork.

COM 4475: God’s Place in Popular Culture, Entertainment and Media

In this course, you’ll explore the role of Christian faith in popular culture—the modern entertainment, information, and communication media. Key topics include the respective influence of Christianity in the modern media, characters and themes from a Christian perspective, and the church’s response to the rise of the entertainment economy.

COUN 3175: The Three Battlegrounds of Spiritual Warfare: 

 This course explores the dynamics of the three arenas of spiritual warfare that you will face as a maturing Christian: the mind, the church and the heavenly places. It will provide you with a foundation of insight, wisdom and discernment on the nature of the battle and the keys to your victory in Christ. 

MINN 3200: Finding Your Purpose: Understanding the Five Fold Ministry  

This course is an in-depth examination of the ministry gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. Jesus gave gifts to men. Discover how these gifts function together in the church “to prepare God’s people for works of service.” This study will help you further understand God’s call on your life.

MINN 3725: Fulfilling Your Financial Destiny: Claiming Your Inheritance  

This course will give you the knowledge and Scriptural support for the belief that God delights in the prosperity of His people. The primary objective in this course is to understand that true prosperity is meant to extend the kingdom by giving to those in need and fulfilling the call that God has placed in your heart as a believer.

MINN 4675: The Joseph-Daniel Calling: Kingdom Entrepreneurship

In much the same way as Joseph and Daniel in the Bible, God is calling men and women of influence and power in the workplace to serve strategically for His purposes. This course will address the dynamics of this calling, God’s economy, and the challenges of these uniquely called Josephs and Daniels.

MLDS 3850: Gifted to Succeed: God’s Design Leadership

This course is about unleashed Biblical leadership. Since Biblical leadership is determined by our ability to reflect the character and nature of the God we serve, we are compelled to have as clear a picture as possible of our God. When we look beneath the placid surface of common systematic theology, we find a God who is far more volatile, far more compassionate, far more mysterious and for more dangerous than the God who is defined by carefully crafted discussions of divine attributes. This course will confront you with these realities

PHIL 3255: Developing a Global Worldview: World Religious Perspectives

This course will give you a practical historical and comparative survey of the principal beliefs and practices of the world’s major religions. You will study the religions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shinto and Taoism as well as other major worldviews.

MLMM 4900: Capstone Project

This course is directed toward applied ministry and creative opportunities. It gives you an opportunity to apply your gifts and skills to create a project related to your area of interest in the marketplace. Some possible examples may be to create a website on marketplace ministry, create and implement a program in your local church or other venue, present a seminar on marketplace ministry, create articles/publications in marketplace ministry or create a conference event. The possibilities are vast and you’ll gain great satisfaction from fulfilling an aspect of God’s call on your life.

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