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. ”
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 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 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!
Students who start their application must complete their application and submit the following additional documents:
You can view more information about our admissions requirements here.