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Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies (Worship, Media & Creative Arts concentration)
40 COURSES 4 YEARS    |    120 CREDITS[UNITS]
ACADEMIC PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
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The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies (Worship, Media & Creative Arts concentration) is a 4-year program based on 120 semester units. The BALS is designed to equip students for pastoral ministry and leadership within the local church, as well as in Christian or non-Christian non-profit and mission organizations.

 

The program will provide students with an extensive knowledge of the Bible and the skills to communicate God's word effectively in the power of Holy Spirit.

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INTERNSHIP

The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies (Worship, Media & Creative Arts concentration) is a 4-year program based on 120 semester units. The BALS is designed to equip students for pastoral ministry and leadership within the local church, as well as in Christian or non-Christian non-profit and mission organizations. The program will provide students with an extensive knowledge of the Bible and the skills to communicate God's word effectively in the power of Holy Spirit.

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 BALS CURRICULUM

BACHELOR 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 30 Credits
BS 101 Bible Panorama (or, BS 104, NT Survey)
BS 102 Biblical Interpretation
BS 103 Old Testament Survey
BS 104 New Testament Survey
BS 115 Introduction to the Pentateuch
BS 204 Survey of the Gospels
BS 217 The Acts of the Apostles*
*Students may take BS 435 (Revelation) in place of BS
217.
BS 427 Survey of New Testament Epistles
TH 211 Theological Foundations:
The Doctrines of God and Scripture
TH 313 Theological Foundations:
The Doctrines of Christ and Salvation
TH 322 Theological Foundations: The Holy Spirit


Ministry & Leadership Courses 15 Credits
Students may request to substitute a Pastoral Ministry
course for one of the following 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
CC 406 Holistic Healing and Spirituality

General Education 30 Credits
GE 101 English Composition*
GE 104 Introduction to Sociology**
GE 118 Introduction to Psychology**
**Students must take either GE 104 or GE 118.
GE 127 Introduction to Philosophy
GE 216 Ethics and Worldview
GE 221 Academic Writing*
*Students must take either GE 101 or GE 221;
students may take both.
GE 234 Economics
GE 242 Health Studies (required)
GE 310 Digital Literacy Essentials
HS 325 Western History I (required)
HS 326 Western History II


Free Electives 12 Credits
Free electives may come from a student's concentration,
from the other concentrations, or from other Bible,
theology, or ministry courses listed in the catalog.

 

Internship 12 Credits
PM 301 Internship #1 (required)
PM 302 Internship #2 (required)
PM 403 Internship #3 (optional)
PM 404 Internship #4 (optional)
Students who take two Internship courses will take two
additional courses in their concentration.
Students who take three Internship courses will take
one additional course in their concentration.

FULL BALS CURRICULUM

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES (PASTORAL MINISTRY CONCENTRATION) CURRICULUM

Pastoral Ministry Concentration
21 Credits (choose 7 courses)

Students who take less than 4 internship courses will take
one or two additional courses in their concentration.
BS 212 OT Historical Books
BS 314 Survey of the OT Major Prophets
BS 419 Introduction to the OT Wisdom Books
BS 435 The Book of Revelation
MS 313 Theology and Practice of Mission
TH 409 Current Theological Issues
TH 444 Introduction to Christian Apologetics
TH 445 Apologetics II
CC 302 Marriage & Family Counseling
PT 456 Basics of Church Planting
WM 305 Worship in the Life of the Church

Early Childhood Education Concentration
21 Credits (choose 7 courses)

Students who take less than 4 internship courses will take
one additional course in their concentration, and then one
additional course from other courses listed here in the BALS
curriculum, if needed, to complete their 120 credits.
ECE 101 Introduction to Early Child Development
ECE 102 Early Childhood Education Curriculum and
Pedagogy
ECE 103 Child Psychology
ECE 104 Observation and Assessment in Early
Childhood Education
ECE 201 Family and Community Engagement in Early
Childhood Education
ECE 202 Early Literacy and Language Development
ECE 203 Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood
Education
ECE 204 Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Planning
for Teaching and Learning

Worship, Media, and Creative Arts Concentration
21 Credits (choose 7 courses)

Students who take less than 4 internship courses will take
one or two additional courses in their concentration.
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

Christian Counseling Concentration
21 Credits (choose 7 courses)

Students who take less than 4 internship courses will take
one or two additional courses in their concentration.
CC 301 Life Development & Change
CC 302 Marriage & Family Counseling
CC 303 Models of Counseling & Practice
CC 304 Child and Adolescent Counseling
CC 305 Anxiety, Crisis & Trauma Counseling
CC 406 Holistic Healing and Spirituality
CC 407 Creative Drama Therapy
CC 408 Drama Therapy and Identity
CC 409 Difference Counseling
CC 410 God-shaped Brain and Heart
CC 411 Transformation with Addictive Populations

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Concentration 21 Credits
Students who take less than 4 internship courses will take
one or two additional courses from other courses listed here
in the BALS curriculum list.
CADC 101 Introduction and Overview of Drug and

Alcohol Addiction

CADC 102 Physiology and Pharmacology of Alcohol and

Other Drugs
CADC 103 Law and Ethics
CADC 104 Case Management
CADC 105 Individual, Group, and Family Counseling
CADC 106 Personal and Professional Growth
CADC 107 Supervised Fieldwork Practicum

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