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Bachelor of Science (BS), Christian Leadership: International Crisis Response

Be ready to respond with love, hope, and physical aid, deploying in hard-to-reach areas. The International Crisis Response (B.S.) program is designed to prepare students to be among the first on the ground and touch people at their lowest.

Note: This is a specialized degree concentration was developed in partnership with Chazak Rescue to integrate deeply with their intensive multi-year training and deployment program. That program includes technical training and a range of experiential elements that extend well beyond this academic program. This degree program — and several of its courses (noted below with a *) — are only available to cadets enrolled in Chazak’s program.

Students who complete this degree program will be able to:

  1. Develop a biblical hermeneutic approach that engages the Scriptures as the authoritative power for life and practice.
  2. Apply exegetical skills to Scripture for a clear understanding of what the text says, what it means, and its implications for life.
  3. Systematically question and analyze problems, issues and beliefs.
  4. Venture beyond established patterns of thought in imaginative and creative ways.
  5. Apply a solid understanding of crisis dynamics in cross-cultural contexts as a foundation for engaging people with situational relief and missional relationship.
  6. Develop a foundation of technical skills to safely assess and engage a range of crisis situations.
  7. Develop personal leadership, team, and planning skills as a foundation for mission-driven impact in dynamic crisis situations.

Total Program Hours: 120 Credit Hours

  • Program Check Sheet — BS Christian Leadership w/International Crisis Relief (PDF)

Bible & Theology Core (30 Credit Hours)

Arts & Sciences Core (40 Credit Hours)

  • ENC100 Fundamentals of Written Communication
  • ENC210 Professional Writing & Presentation*
  • GLS230 Cross-Cultural Studies*
  • GLS240 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement*
  • SOC130 Sociology of Groups*
  • FIN131 Personal Finance
  • PEN255 Physical Fitness & Wellness*
  • COM245 Radio Communications Technology*
  • PSY267 Psychology of Stress & Trauma*
  • ICR220 Information Security*
  • LDR330 Leadership 3 — Responsibility & Team Culture*
  • ECO330 Economics & Statistics for International Humanitarian Aid*
  • ANT430 Cultural Analysis of a Community*

Ministry Leadership Foundations (12 Credit Hours)

  • LDR130 Leadership 1*
  • LDR230 Leadership 2*
  • MIN130 Building Christian Character*
  • MIN230 Peacemaking & Spiritual Warfare*

Crisis Response Concentration (38 Credit Hours)

  • ICR110 Crisis Intervention & First Response*
  • ICR120 Basic Survival Skills*
  • ICR130 International Travel & Living or ICR135 Integrated Security*
  • ICR140 Search & Rescue I*
  • ICR150 Emergency Management & Incident Command*
  • ICR210 Disaster & War Zone Safety*
  • ICR230 Disaster Response*
  • ICR240 Advanced Search & Rescue*
  • ICR250 Water Rescue & Flood Response*
  • ICR330 Resource Management*
  • ICR*** Directed Study: Specialization I*
  • ICR*** Directed Study: Specialization II*
  • MIN330 Spiritual Transformation in a Community*