This major is designed to release the creative flow of the Holy Spirit
within the student in and through business. All aspects of business
development and management skills will be addressed. Business will
be seen as a ministry, and the vision of creating and releasing wealth
for the Kingdom of God will be explored. A variety of business enterprises
will be examined, including the electronic cottage, franchises, network
marketing, and retail businesses. The student may select, with his
school mentor, the best arrangement of courses to meet his vocational/ministerial
The courses listed below may be taken as a certificate or applied
as a major concentration toward an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s,
or Doctoral degree. Additional work is required when an undergraduate-level
course is taken on the graduate level. Course substitutions and combining
major concentrations are possible when working toward a degree. Discuss
these options with the Dean. The key is to follow God’s passion within
your heart. Students in the Master’s and Doctoral programs earn approximately 30
credits for each degree from specific courses,
and the remaining 10 credits by doing practical ministry work and earning “practica” credits.
The following courses may be purchased individually or as a total
package. If purchased as a pre-paid package, the cost of tuition is reduced by 20%. Two to five courses are sent at a time, as the student requests.
Prices are subject to change without notice. Payment may be made by
To receive a certificate a student must complete a minimum
of 10 of the courses below. One of them must be Communion With God.
REN503 Communion With God (Graduate
Syllabus) 4 credits
Have you ever wished you could sit down and have a
long talk with the Lord? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't
you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He
wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and
your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be
great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what
He is working out in your life?
Jesus promised that "My sheep hear My voice" (Jn. 10:27).
If you are one of His sheep, then He is speaking to you and you are
hearing His voice! The problem is that we have not learned how to recognize
His voice and differentiate it from all of the other voices that bombard
our hearts and minds. This course will help you discern
the voice of the Lord within your heart, clearly and consistently, leading to a
deeper intimacy with Him as well as greater faith, hope and joy. Your
life will be transformed!
BUS102 Fulfill Your Financial Destiny (Course
BUS502 Fulfill Your Financial Destiny (Graduate Level) (Course
Syllabus) 4 credits $416.80
This course will give you Scriptural support for
the belief that God delights in the prosperity of His children (Ps.
35:27). It is His desire that we lend and not borrow. We are to be
the head and not the tail, above and not underneath (Deut. 28:12,13).
God Himself teaches us to profit (Is. 48:17) and has given us the power
to make wealth (Deut. 8:18). Several hundred verses on silver and gold
will be examined, along with a philosophy concerning money, showing
that we are to create and release wealth into the kingdom of God.
LEA205 Creating Your Mission Statement (Course
In a world in which we are daily forced to make decisions that lead
us either closer to or further from our goals, no tool is as valuable
direction as a mission statement - a brief, succinct, and focused statement
of purpose that can be used to initiate, evaluate, and refine all of life's
activities. People or groups with carefully defined missions have always
led and surpassed those who have none. In this course you will be guided
through every step of both defining and fulfilling a mission.
"To each of us grace has been given according to the measure of Christ's
gift...And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists,
and some as pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints." Do you
know which of these heart motivations God has given to you? Is God asking you
to express this heart motivation within or outside the structured church, or
both? Which ministry or vocation is He asking you to express yourself through?
What kinds of people do you need next to you to make you most effective? These
questions and many others will be answered.
Unlike most financial curricula on the market today that are built around
reduction” philosophy, which states that the only way to change your
financial situation is to decrease your expenditures and debt, Money by Design
introduces another solution: Increase your income! In this course you will
learn the 12 biblical laws of wealth creation; the difference between riches
and long-lasting wealth; how the Jewish people have prospered throughout
history; why the wicked prosper; and the gates of societal influence. The
objective is to empower individuals toward financial success by providing
proper education, established biblical principles and developing new concepts.
you allow the principles of this course to saturate your mind and heart,
your life will be changed! (Pre-requisite: REN103 Communion with God)
For too long the vast majority of Christians
have accepted the lie that there are those few who are called to “full-time
Christian service,” by which is usually meant pastoring a church
or being a full-time foreign missionary, and the “laity” who
work in secular jobs to support the ministry. Working in the world
considered second-class Christianity and not necessarily a calling
from God. Certainly, the anointing of God had no place in the inherently
evil world of business.
This course will explode these myths, showing you how business in itself
can bring glory to God, and how the Holy Spirit wants to anoint you
to influence the marketplace and change the world.
BUS209 Kingdom Entrepreneurs (Course
Christianity spreads fastest when Christians
are not just proclaiming but also modeling the Gospel. In this course
you will explore the thesis
that globalization may be God’s way of bringing business people – perhaps
the largest and most underutilized segment of the Church – back
into missions. You will examine several examples of businesses whose
purposes include demonstrating and proclaiming the love of Christ to
a hurting world. And you will seek the Lord for your role in this revolution
in missions and evangelism.
LEA303 Developing the Leader Within (Course
This course is designed to help you develop
the attitudes, skills and character traits you will need to become
leader God has
you to be. You may need to establish new patterns of thought
and action, and break old habits that have been keeping you back.
If you truly
devote yourself to the requirements of this course, you will
be a more effective and successful leader at the end of it.
BUS301 Start & Succeed in Your Own Business (Course
Millions of people have left the security of a regular paycheck from
someone else to strike out on their own and fulfill their dreams.
If you would like
to join this courageous group, this course will teach you what you need
to know to get started. Detailed instruction will be given in how
to write a
business plan, how to diagnose your competitive situations with reference
to market, technological, and economic conditions, and set realistic production,
revenue and operating goals.
BUS302 Anatomy of a Business Plan (Course
The business that fails to plan, plans to fail. If you want to grow
your business, you need an effective, up-to-date business plan.
It is your key to start-up,
maintaining growth, accessing financing and keeping on track. You'll get
a blueprint to steer your company to success and access to capital from
lenders and investors. This course is extremely practical, thorough,
and easy to
MIN211 Building Dynamic Teams (Course
"...they ordained them elders in every church…" (Acts 14:23). Biblical
precedent indicates that local churches were governed by a team of elders. God
never let the rulership of the body rest on the shoulders of one man, knowing
that each of us has weaknesses and limitations, and that no one man can completely
represent full truth, wisdom and power as Jesus did. This course will help local
church leadership function more effectively as a team, honoring the gifts of
all. Prerequisites: LEA103 Gifted to Succeed (required); MIN210 Five Fold Ministry
Gifts (recommended). This course will be most useful if you are currently part
of a leadership team.
BUS320 New Trends in Management (Course
Everyone manages someone, whether you are a business person, a pastor,
or a homemaker. What are God's rules for successful management,
which will allow
the release of His blessing? We have discovered twenty biblical principles
for effective management. These are being used by the most successful corporations
around the world. We ground each one in Scripture and provide worksheets
so you can easily evaluate your management style. May God's maximum blessing
be released in our homes, churches, and businesses. Leaders manage people
BUS310 Recordkeeping for the Small Business (Course
The keeping of accurate records is imperative if you are going to
succeed at business. This course is designed for those who are
starting from scratch
and know nothing about the recordkeeping process. By the time you have
finished applying the principles taught in the course, you will
understand how all
of the pieces fit together to develop a simple but accurate set of books
that will help you see the trends that are taking place within your operation
and provide you with income tax information that can be easily retrieved
LEA201 Creative Problem Solving (Course
Spirit-born creativity is no accident; it requires purposeful activity.
This study will open the doors of your understanding so that the
God can flow through you continuously in ways such as you may have only
dreamed. You will examine step-by-step how God progressively fills
each of the five
senses of your spirit with Himself, until His creative miracle is released
into the natural realm.
COU203 Cornerstones of Communication (Course
Communication is the center of all relationships, yet most of us
are untaught on the dynamics of great communication skills. This
course will teach you
these skills. With practice, every relationship you enter into will be
much more effective, including relationships with your spouse and
yourself the gift of outstanding communication skills.
LEA310 Apprenticed to Leadership (Course
Mentoring or apprenticeship was Jesus’ style of training. He committed
Himself to twelve intense relationships for about a year and a half, raising
up leaders after Him who turned the world upside down for His sake. In this
course, we will explore the mentoring relationship from both sides: as an apprentice
who is learning from a leader and as a leader who is developing his team. (It
is possible and beneficial to be in both positions at the same time – continuing
to grow and learn from those who are ahead of us while leading and developing
others into their potential.) We will discuss what is involved in a good mentoring
relationship, responsibilities of the mentor and the apprentice, how one enters
and terminates such relationships, and very practical steps for developing
leaders who will stand with you, help carry your load, and continue your vision
after you are gone. “There is no success without a successor.”
Jesus' leadership approach with His "staff" ran counter to most of
the management styles and techniques employed today. In this course, you will
explore the three categories of strengths behind Jesus' leadership techniques:
the strength of self-mastery, the strength of action, and the strength of relationships.
You will learn a plan to heighten your awareness level in each category and
to assist you in the process of mastering them all, which is necessary for
you to become an empowered leader in this millennium.
This course will help you examine the field of network (multi-level,
direct consumer) marketing. You will learn how to choose the best
company for you
to work with, and how to build an ethical MLM business. Prerequisite: BUS102
Fulfill Your Financial Destiny.