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Ministerial Leadership Concentration

Bachelor’s Degree Program


Graduates in the Ministerial Leadership Concentration will:

Be able to understand the spiritual and the practical dynamics of ministry.

Be able to grasp the biblical teachings concerning the nature and mission of the Church.

Be able to integrate ethical and Christian knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior into their practice of ministry.

Be able to integrate theology with professional competency in the practice of ministry.

Be able to demonstrate Christian leadership principles in various ministry positions.

Understand the fundamentals of pastoral care and counseling and be able to integrate them into their practical ministry setting.

Be able to compose and preach biblically sound, effective sermons.

Develop a lifestyle of personal study of the Scriptures in order to grow spiritually.

Be able to demonstrate administrative skills necessary for effective service in parachurch or other church-like organizations.

Be able to meet the educational requirements for Assemblies of God credentialing in ministry.

Be able to proclaim and contextualize the eternal truths of the gospel in a constantly changing world.

Be able to develop a personal mission statement applying Scripture and ministry to their life.

Be able to apply biblical principles that support spiritual, emotional, and relational health; personally and professionally.


New at Antioch -- FlexFocus Scheduling

Two classes, two months, twice a semester.

Pace your pairings to fit your schedule with six, 8-week periods offered throughout the year.

Pursue your education every other term.

String together four back-to-back sessions then take two-off like a traditional school year.

Or, study year-round to complete a Bachelor's program in less time at an accelerated pace.

Focus your education according to the flexibility of your schedule.

The choice is yours!

Freshman Fall Semester 16.5CR
GEN 100 Freshman Seminar 1
ENG 101 Grammar & Composition 3
MAT 115 Elements of Math 3
PSY 200 or SOC 200 3
SCI 100 General Health and Wellness 1
BIB 105 Old Testament Survey 3
MIN 101 Spiritual Formation I 2
GEN 101 Library Resources 0
CHS 101 Christian Service 0.5
Freshman Spring Semester 16.5CR
ENG 102 Composition & Literature 3
SCI 101 Life Science Lecture 3
SCI 102 Life Science Lab 1
MIN 102 Spiritual Formation II 2
MIN 110 Relational Outreach 2
BIB 110 New Testament Survey 3
WOR 202 Biblical Found. of Worship 2
CHS 102 Christian Service 0.5
Sophomore Fall Semester 16.5CR
COM 101 Speech Communications 3
HIS 201 American History I 3
BIB 150 Principles of Bible Study I 3
MIN 211 Christian Ethics 2

MIN 240

or MIS 100

Christian Leadership ∗

or World Christian Perspectives † ‡

ENG 201 Academic Writing 2
CHS 201 Christian Service 0.5


Sophomore Spring Semester 16.5CR
BIB 202 Pentateuch 2
BIB 213 Book of Acts 2
HIS 202 American History II 3
THE 201 Theology I 3
Behavioral Science elective 3


or MIN 270

or MIN 250

Interdisciplinary minor elective ∗

or Intro to Youth Ministry †

or Intro to Children’s Ministry ‡

CHS 202 Christian Service 0.5
BIB 200 Bible Review II 0

∗ Ministerial Leadership   † Ministerial Leadership with a focus in Youth Ministry   ‡ Ministerial Leadership with a focus in Children’s Ministry


Junior Fall Semester 17.5CR
THE 220 Hist. of the Christian Church 3
BIB 210 Life & Teachings of Christ 2
MIN 220 Homiletics 3
MIN 240 Christian Leadership 3
MIN 241 Leader’s Foundation 3

MIN 264

or PSY 370

or PSY 350

Apologetics ∗

or Adolescent Development †

or Child Development ‡

CHS 301 Christian Service 0.5
Junior Spring Semester 15.5CR
BIB 314 Pauline Epistles 2
MIN 230 Pastoral Care & Counseling 3
MIN 260 Administration of Ministry 2
THE 301 Theology II 3
PRA 549 Credentialing Practicum I 2


or MIN 375

or MIN 375

Interdisciplinary minor elective ∗

or Communicating with Adolescents †

or Communicating with Children ‡

CHS 302 Christian Service 0.5

∗ Ministerial Leadership   † Ministerial Leadership with a focus in Youth Ministry   ‡ Ministerial Leadership with a focus in Children’s Ministry


Senior Fall Semester 17.5CR
HUM 301 Contemp. Soc. Christ.View 3
MIN 362 Church and Law 3
THE 406 Pastoral Theology 3
PRA 589 Credentialing Practicum II 2


or MIN 477

Interdisciplinary minor elective ∗

or Holistic Youth Ministry † ‡



or MIN 479

Interdisciplinary minor elective ∗

or Development of the Youth Ministry Team † ‡

CHS 401 Christian Service 0.5
Senior Spring Semester 13.5CR
GEN 400 Senior Seminar 1
SOC 400 Marriage & Family 3
MIN 350 AGHistory, Missions, Polity 2
THE 401 Theology III 3
PRA 400 Ministry Internship 4
CHS 402 Christian Service 0.5
BIB 400 Bible Review III 0

∗ Ministerial Leadership   † Ministerial Leadership with a focus in Youth Ministry   ‡ Ministerial Leadership with a focus in Children’s Ministry

Bachelor’s Concentration Options

Biblical Studies Concentration

Designed to prepare the student for teaching positions in the biblical/theological fields in a church ministry and for further graduate studies in biblical/theological fields.

Intercultural Studies Concentration

Designed to prepare the student for a career on the mission field.

Worship and Worshipping Arts Concentration

Designed to prepare the student for a leadership position in the area of worship in a church ministry.

Christian Counseling Concentration

Designed to prepare the student for advanced studies in the Christian Counseling field or for pastoral care positions.

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