Students who complete an undergraduate degree that includes the following course blocks will exemplify the following outcomes:
Biblical Studies Objectives
- Demonstrate core skills to engage and interpret the Bible accurately as the foundational source of truth for life and leadership.
- Understand the overarching themes of the Bible, its various literary types and the redemptive story it tells.
- Acquire a general knowledge and basic understanding of theology based upon the exegesis of biblical texts.
- Develop a philosophy and strategy of godly living that will guide him or her for a lifetime.
Arts & Sciences Objectives
- Acquire knowledge and analytical skills to engage a variety of perspectives and experiences from a biblical worldview.
- Assess and weigh moral and cultural beliefs and practices and their applications to ethical dilemmas.
- Systematically question and analyze problems, issues and beliefs.
- Venture beyond established patterns of thought in imaginative and creative ways.
- Exchange information and ideas through writing, speech, and visual and digital media.
- Locate, evaluate, cite, and effectively use information.
- Apply mathematical, statistical, and symbolic reasoning to complex problems and decision making.
- Develop attitudes and skills for a physically healthy lifestyle.
Professional Ministry Objectives
- Actively shepherd individuals toward God, helping them grow in faith and mobilizing them as productive Christ-followers.
- Create programming that is driven by a clear sense of mission and purpose.
- Apply group and team theory for recruiting, developing, mobilizing and mending teams for maximum effectiveness.
- Understand structural models for governance of non-profit organizations and how they shape and empower practical ministry.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of financial stewardship, including basic budgetary principles and procedures for non-profit organizations.
- Apply a working knowledge of legal issues and loss control strategies to the delivery of ministry organizations and their programming.
- Establish a Biblical foundational philosophy for ministry and develop basic skills and competencies for effective ministry in their chosen field.
- Understand modern culture and its impact on the worldview of those one is ministering to.
- Establish a comprehensive strategy for effective organizational communication in ministry.
- Effectively equip others to influence their world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.