Christian Leadership

Bachelor of Science

Learn to lead in a variety of contexts.

The Church Ministry degree will prepare you for pastoral and ministry related roles in the local church.

“ I want to serve the local church and reach the lost through the marketplace, so the leadership program at Boyce has been the perfect fit for me. I get to learn theology, business, and leadership from those who have faithfully served across the globe. ”

Sam Anderson — Moline, IL

Course Information

Explore more about the Christian Leadership degree below.

General Studies 36 Credits
EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HS 105 Ancient Near Eastern History 3
HU 421 Great Books Seminar I 3
HU 422 Great Books Seminar II 3
MA — Math Elective 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PH 108 Worldview Analysis 3
PH 311 Introduction to Ethics 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PS 221 Marriage and the Family 3
Ministry Studies 12 Credits
MS 101 Introduction to Christian Missions 3
MS 105 Personal Evangelism 3
PR 205* Preaching I 3
PR 206* Preaching II 3
SP 105* Introduction to Public Speaking 3
SP 106* Advanced Public Speaking 3
Biblical and Theological Studies 36 Credits
BL 101 Old Testament Survey I 3
BL 102 Old Testament Survey II 3
BL 111 Hermeneutics 3
BL 151 New Testament Survey I 3
BL 152 New Testament Survey II 3
BL — Old or New Testament Elective 3
HS 201 Church History I 3
HS 202 Church History II 3
HS 305 Baptist History 3
TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
TH 311 Christian Theology III 3
Major Studies 33 Credits
CE 101 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
CE 111 Introduction to Family Ministry 3
CE 238 Leadership Principles and Practices 3
CN 101 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
WL 181 Introduction to Worship for the Evangelical Church 3
TH 331 World Religions 3
BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
BA 251 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
BA 310 Social Ventures and Global Studies 3
---- Business Administration elective (BA 422 is recommended) 3
PW 315 Pastoral Ministry and Leadership 3
(Women must substitute CE 238 or WS211 [offered online] )
General Electives 12 Credits
Total Degree Hours 129 Credits
  • Students must choose two of the following courses: PR 205 and PR 206 or SP 105 and SP106
    Prerequisite: CP 100. Students needing this course should register for it during their first semester of study. All course work is completed online. There is no charge for this course.
    The following courses make up the Christian Leadership Concentration: BA 101, BA 251, BA 311, BA 321, and PW 315.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Students will be able to explain and model a functional ecclesiology that emphasizes unity and teamwork in local church ministry.
  • Students will be able to recruit and train lay volunteers for various local church ministries.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate basic competencies for leading as a ministry associate, youth minister, or family minister.

Frequently Asked Questions

Graduates will be prepared to serve in a variety of leadership contexts within local church ministry. Many students will also be equipped to provide excellent Christian leadership in roles within denominational and Christian entities as well.

Within the Christian Leadership program, you will study with a variety of our professors.

You can meet our faculty here.

As a prospective student, we have two next steps that we would love for you to consider taking. Follow the links below to take your next steps!

  • Visit Campus
  • Start your Application
  • Students who start their application must complete their application and submit the following additional documents:

  • Pastoral Recommendation
  • Spiritual Autobiography
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official ACT, SAT, or CLT test scores
  • Application Fee

  • You can view more information about our admissions requirements here.

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