Associate of Arts in Leadership Studies (Worship, Media & Creative Arts concentration)
20 COURSES 2 YEARS | 60 CREDITS[UNITS]
ACADEMIC PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
The Associate of Arts in Leadership Studies (Worship, Media & Creative Arts concentration) is designed to equip students for pastoral ministry and leadership within a local church setting, a non-profit organization, or a mission organization. This program is a concise, well-balanced shorter program in biblical and leadership studies for students who may not be able to commit to a more extensive program.
The AALS program provides students with significant knowledge of the Bible, a sound interpretive approach to the Scriptures, and a biblically-based theology. It equips them with an insightful understanding of biblical leadership and with the skills to serve effectively in a variety of capacities in the power of the Holy Spirit. The training and leadership skills gained in this program will equip students to minister to people in the local church setting or also in the marketplace.
The AALS program includes an apprenticeship (Practicum/Internship) - which may be completed in a church or a marketplace setting, as well as at a non-profit, or a mission organization. This allows students to integrate their studies and to clarify their personal calling in a supervised setting, helping them to forge valuable relationships and to foster their growth as a practitioner
LEARNING COMMUNITY SETTING / COHORT OPTION
A practical and flexible classroom setting, as well as an online cohort option, is offered in order to accommodate leaders and working adults whose responsibilities and schedules do not permit enrollment in a traditional college degree program. The cohort model allows students to engage with professors and build community, resulting in a valuable and long-lasting support network.
SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
FULL AALS CURRICULUM
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES (WORSHIP, MEDIA & CREATIVE ARTS CONCENTRATION) CURRICULUM
The course descriptions for the courses listed below may be found in the Academic Catalog.
Biblical/Theological Studies Core 15 Credits
BS 101 Bible Panorama (or, BS 104, NT Survey)
BS 102 Biblical Interpretation
BS 103 Old Testament Survey
BS 104 New Testament Survey
TH 211 Theological Foundations: The Doctrines of God and Scripture
TH 313 Theological Foundations: The Doctrines of Christ and Salvation
Core Ministry & Leadership Courses 12 Credits
(choose 4 courses)
PT 101 Inner Healing and Prayer
PT 102 Essentials of Spiritual Formation*
PT 103 Communion with God*
* Students will normally take either PT 102 or PT 103.
PT 219 Evangelism and Discipleship
PT 245 Fundamentals of Christian Leadership**
PT 301 Organizational Leadership**
**Students will normally take either PT 245 or PT 301.
PT 345 Foundations of Preaching
PT 456 Basics of Church Planting
WM 305 Worship in the Life of the Church
CE 307 Christian Education
CE 319 Church Ministry to Children & Youth
Required General Education Courses 15 Credits
CH 325 Church History I
GE 105 Intercultural Communication*
GE 118 Introduction to Psychology
GE 221 Research & Academic Writing*
* Students will normally take either GE 105 or GE 221.
GE 242 Health Studies
GE 310 Digital Literacy Esentials
Alternate Gen Ed Course for GE 310:
GE 399 Introduction to World Religions
Worship, Media, and Creative Arts Concentration
15 Credits (choose 5 courses)
WM 301 Foundations of Music Ministry
WM 302 Using Creative Arts in Worship
WM 303 History of Worship Arts
WM 304 Innovative & Creative Worship and Media
WM 305 Worship in the Life of the Church
WM 406 Audio Production
WM 407 Video Production
WM 408 Worship Leadership & Administration
WM 409 Music Theory
WM 410 Music in Worship
Practicum / Internships 3 Credits, or 6 Credits
• Students who have little or no ministry experience need to take at least one internship course.
• They may choose to take a second internship course in place of a Ministry & Leadership course.
• Students who have years of ministry experience do not need to take an internship, and may take a different course instead.
PM 301 Practicum Internship #1
PM 302 Practicum Internship #2