Leadership Minor
The Pastoral Leadership program is designed to equip young men to be church leaders who can train church leaders.

Program Overview

The courses in the Pastoral Leadership program are designed to give you the heartbeat behind local church ministry coupled with practical experience that will prepare you for the intense, but rewarding work that is ahead of you. Since some of the most formative years for a young man are the college years, it is important that you experience God's power in your own life and ministry during this time.

Key Degree Classes

for the pastoral leadership program

BI 426 - First Corinthians

An expositional study of Paul's corrective letter to the Corinthian church. The outline, message, and development of the book, along with the historical and geographico-political background of Corinth, and the various issues addressed by the Apostle Paul will be considered at some length, with speical attention given to Paul's discussion of spiritual gifts and the bodily resurrection.

CM 425 - Pastoral Theology & Administration

A study of the elements of effective pastoral leadership in the local church, including the pastor's personal life and example, the primacy of preaching and prayer, a proper perspective on church growth, and the handling of problem situations in the church. Students will be challenged with the need for fundamental churches that are doctrinally sound, evangelistically intense, separated from the world, and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

CM 241 - Discipleship

A practical study of biblical principles and practical methods of personal discipleship. Special attention is given to the biblical concept of the life of Christ lived through the believer, and to the implementation of local church ministries as discipleship tools.

CM 429 - Church Planting

A philosophical and practical study of church planting ministry, with emphasis on establishing a doctrinally sound, evangelistically intense, separated local assembly. The course presents several church planting models, and specifically addresses aspects of church planting such as selecting a locale, basic legal and business issues, writing a constitution, preparing literature, canvassing the area, directing a building program, and effective pastor-people relationships in a young ministry.
High academic standards combined with a constant challenge to know the truth personally gave me a foundation for ministry effectiveness, both as a preacher and as a trainer of church leaders.
Pastor Billy Ingram, '04

Typical Course Sequence

for the Pastoral Leadership Program

Year 1 - Freshman

Fall Semester
BI131 Methods of Bible Study 2 credits
BI207 Ministry of Prayer 2 credits
CM142 Personal Evangelism 1 credit
MU221 Written Theory and Skills 3 credits
BI121 New Testament Survey 3 credits
EN101 Composition and Rhetoric 3 credits
CM201 Philosophy of Church Ministry 2 credits
CM143 Outreach Practicum I 1 credit
OR101 Orientation 0 credits
ML Music Lessons** 1 credits
Spring Semester
MI201 Introduction to Missions 2 credits
BI228 Life of Christ 3 credits
BI111 Old Testament Survey 3 credits
EN102 Composition and Analysis 3 credits
SP101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3 credits
MU102 Introduction to Music Listening 2 credits
CM144 Outreach Practicum II 1 credit
OR102 Orientation 0 credits
ML Music Lessons** 1 credits

* denotes classes offered every other year.

**All students required to take either Music Lessons or Skills Class during their Freshman Year.

Experienced Faculty

for the Pastoral leadership Program

Wayne Van Gelderen


Terry Swanson


Rick Flanders


Robert Shaw