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Ministry Concentration

Applied Toward a Degree in Ministry

The major in Ministry encompasses four objectives:

  1. A working knowledge of the Bible. This is a society that has lost its absolutes. We need to return to the Scriptures as a foundation for living. We cannot teach biblical principles without a working knowledge of the Bible. While we have no desire to be legalists, we must know the truth if we are to set people free.
  2. An intimate relationship with Christ. Handling the Word of God without a relationship with God can be deadly. The heart of ministry is to bring people to God, but we can never bring anyone further than we ourselves have gone.
  3. A compassionate relationship with people. The entire ministry of Jesus flowed out of a compassion for others. So must ours. Our generation does not need more professional ministers, but it desperately needs men and women full of divine compassion.
  4. A competent relationship with life. Serving God and serving people can develop a lop-sided life. We need to be balanced, aware and rightly related to ourselves and to our families to do our best in ministry.

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.

Christian Ministry Degree Online

Degrees are available online so can continue to serve in your current ministry while working towards your Christian ministry degree online.

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 credit card.

 

To receive a certificate a student must complete a minimum of 10 of the courses below. One of them must be Communion With God.

 

REN103 Communion With God (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$342.84

REN503 Communion With God (Graduate) (Course Syllabus) 4 credits  $445.78

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!

 

REN204 Naturally Supernatural (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$287.88

Through the working of Almighty God, He has joined His Spirit to our spirits. We will study and experience the glory of Christ living within us, as well as ways of approaching Him and releasing His indwelling presence. We abide in Christ to the extent that we know that Christ abides in us. We will also learn how to allow the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit within us to flow out through us. Prerequisite: REN103 Communion With God.

 

COU202 Counseled by God (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$328.84

God's Spirit is a "Wonderful Counselor". We will let God speak to our hearts and counsel us about the basic emotional pressures of life. These include anger, doubt, depression, condemnation and inferiority. We will learn to let God replace these with His opposites, as His voice releases His grace within our hearts. Those whom the Son sets free are free indeed.

 

BUS102 Fulfill Your Financial Destiny (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$327.80

BUS502 Fulfill Your Financial Destiny (Graduate) (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, showing that we are to create and release wealth into the kingdom of God.

 

HEA102 Take Charge of Your Health (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$303.89

Your body, soul and spirit are intrinsically connected. Sickness in any one of these three areas contributes to sickness in the other areas. In this course you will learn many natural, biblical approaches to caring for the health of your body, soul and spirit.

 

LEA103 Gifted to Succeed (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$270.94

"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.

 

LEA310 Apprenticed to Leadership (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$271.94

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.”

 

THE121 Law and the Spirit (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$272.85

The law and the flesh always war against faith and Spirit. The battle is as old as Isaac and Ishmael, and recounted for us clearly in Galatians chapters 3-5. Each of us battles daily between law and Spirit in our own lives. Discover how God's voice sets us free from the bondage of legalism and error. God's vision is for a triumphant, empowered, overcoming Church that lives out of intimacy with His Holy Spirit. Learn what a church which is free of religion looks like. Let the Church be the Church! Let us be children of the faith!

 

WOR101 Believer’s Worship I (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$340.91

In this course, we will define worship and explore its priority in the life of the believer. We will learn how to become a worshiper, as well as our responsibility as a worshiper. In addition, we will examine "the new song," praise in the life of Jesus, and experiencing the presence of God in worship.

 

COU203 Cornerstones of Communication (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$335.94

Communication is the center of all relationships, yet most of us are untrained in the dynamics of great communication skills. With practice, every relationship you have can be more effective and fulfilling.

 

REN206 Increasing the Anointing (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$335.84

It is only as we minister in the anointing of the Holy Spirit that we can effectively touch the hearts of others. This practical course trains you how to sense the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, how to get to know Him as a Person, and how to release His power to heal a hurting people.

 

THE207 God’s Release of Women (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$269.85

A look at God's true plan for women: a plan of equality and release, in the home and in the Church. All the major portions of Scripture dealing with the role of women will be carefully studied. You will study several contemporary books on the subject and apply the truth to your own life.

 

LEA201 Creative Problem Solving (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$361.99

Spirit-born creativity is no accident; it requires purposeful activity. This study will open the doors of your understanding so that the creativity of 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.

 

REN207 Healing Anointing (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$341.99

The ministry of Jesus was and is a ministry of salvation for the whole man! When we speak of salvation, we speak not only of forgiveness of sins but also healing, deliverance, cleansing and everything else that pertains to life and godliness. Jesus has come to set the captives free! And because He has poured out His Spirit upon us, we may be ministers of salvation - healing for the spirit, soul and body - through the anointing that rests upon us. This practical course will give you keys to flowing in that anointing of God, lessons which have been learned by those who have gone before you and are now showing you the way.

 

MIN211 Building Dynamic Teams (Course Syllabus)

1 credit

$125.95

"...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.

 

COU301 Prayers That Heal the Heart (Course Syllabus)

4 credits

$422.73

This course teaches a series of seven specific prayers that will break bondages within your heart caused by spiritual forces. These prayers include breaking generational sins and curses; severing ungodly soul ties; removing negative beliefs and inner vows; healing traumatic scenes; and casting out demonic energy that has connected itself to these inner wounds of the heart and soul. The entire healing process is sealed by doing an intensive meditation on biblical passages that bear on the issues being healed so God can grant you illumined insights from His Word.

 

LEA303 Developing the Leader Within (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$274.98

This course is designed to help you develop the attitudes, skills and character traits you will need to become the leader God has called 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.

 

REN310 Wisdom Through Dream Interpretation (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$311.88

REN510 Wisdom Through Dream Interpretation (Graduate) (Course Syllabus) 4 credits  $393.87

Psalms declares that God counsels us at night through our dreams (Ps. 16:7). The dreams in the Bible illustrate this principle, and all of us can learn to hear from God during the two hours of dream life we have each night. In this course, we will examine all 50 dreams of the Bible seeing how God interprets the symbolism and speaks to His children through their dreams (Num. 12:6; Acts 2:17). Prerequisite: REN103 Communion With God.

 

MIN310 Experiencing God in the Small Group (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$323.75

Classtimes are to be times of experiencing God and sensing the transmission of the life flow of the precious Holy Spirit among the classroom participants. They are to be much more than studies of God. They are to be experiences with God. This course will teach you how to make every classtime a time of encounter with the Lord where each one receives an impartation of the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

 

BUS320 New Trends in Management (Course Syllabus)

1 credit

$104.95

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 well.

 

THE331 House-Church (Course Syllabus)

2 credits

$197.95

A look at the growing, worldwide house-church movement. How to start and conduct a house-church. How to evangelize the world by a multiplication of simple house-churches. (Option #1: Be part of a functioning house-church - receive 1 additional credit; Option #2: Start a house-church - receive 1 additional credit.)

 

BIB390 Bible Research Methods (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$384.86

Generally the student will take this course during his third year, near the completion of the core courses. In it he will be asked to do a complete Scriptural study, discovering what the Bible has to say about the vocation/ministry he is planning to enter. This will give him a biblical worldview. The student will be trained to do original Bible study utilizing the Greek and Hebrew, by learning to use an Interlinear Greek-English New Testament, a complete concordance, a Bible dictionary, a Greek lexicon, a study Bible, and an expository dictionary. No previous knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required.

 

LEA321 Visionary Leadership (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$257.95

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.

 

MIN415 Anointed Preaching (Course Syllabus)

3 credits

$287.99

This course will teach the student how to get his messages from God and deliver them under the anointing of the Holy Spirit's power.

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