Graduation Requirements MBL

The Master of Biblical Leadership consists of six CORE courses (the same for every major) and six (18 credit hours) major-specific courses.

Curriculum Credit Hours

Core Courses 18
Major 18
Total 36

Core (18 credit hours)
NT 520 NT Introduction (3 credit hours)
OT 520 OT Introduction (3 credit hours)
RW 500 Intro to Theoretical Research and Writing (no credit)
TH 525 Systematic Theology I (3 credit hours)
TH 526 Systematic Theology II (3 credit hours)
TH 530 Hermeneutics (3 credit hours)
TH 545 Spiritual Formation (3 credit hours)

Majors (18 credit hours)

Christian Studies (18 credit hours)
CH 522 Church History (3 credit hours)
NT 523 Life of Christ (3 credit hours)
NT 525 Life of Paul (3 credit hours)
NT 610 Romans (3 credit hours)
OT 620 Genesis (3 credit hours)
TH 561 Values and Ethics (3 credit hours)

Leadership (18 credit hours)
LD 501 Theological Foundations of Leadership (3 credit hours)
LD 502 Leadership Values and Ethics (3 credit hours)
LD 503 Principles of Strategic Planning (3 credit hours)
LD 504 Servant Leadership (3 credit hours)
LD 505 Conflict Resolution (3 credit hours)
LD 506 Leadership Development (3 credit hours)

Women’s Ministries (18 credit hours)
WMIN 501 Theological Foundations of Women’s Ministries (3 credit hours)
WMIN 502 Women’s Ministry in the Local Church (3 credit hours)
WMIN 503 Leadership in Women’s Ministry (3 credit hours)
WMIN 504 Evangelism and Discipleship for Women (3 credit hours)
WMIN 505 Women’s Issues in Ministry (3 credit hours)
WMIN 506 Developing and Building a Women’s Ministry (3 credit hours)

Majors
All students in the Master of Biblical Leadership program complete 18 credit hours of CORE courses, RW 500 Introduction to Theoretical Research and Writing, and choose a one of three majors requiring 18 additional credit hours from one of the following degree emphases:

Christian Studies
This major builds upon the CORE studies to provide a deeper knowledge of the biblical, historical, philosophical, and ethical foundations of the Christian faith. Committed laypersons, support ministers, and anyone seeking a deeper knowledge of the faith will benefit from this course of study.

As a result of completing this major, the students will be able to do the following:

Give an exegetically sound exposition of Old and New Testament biblical texts.
Explain the biblical foundations of the Judeo-Christian worldview.
Recount, with relevant application, the major events and teachings from the life of Christ.
Recount, with relevant application, the major events and teaching from the life of Paul.
Discern and defend sound, ethical judgments regarding personal and societal moral issues.
Explain the major movements and influences that have shaped church history.
Develop a Christian approach to leadership in their chosen vocation.

Leadership
This major builds upon the CORE studies to provide the biblical, theoretical, and practical instruction necessary to assume leadership positions in churches with overall responsibility for ministries, departments and units, or as starters of new ministry related organizations seeking to transform society. Men and women in a variety of leadership positions will benefit from this course of study.

As a result of completing this major, students will be able to do the following:

Apply Christian leadership principles consistent with a biblical definition of Christian leadership; which includes calling, character, and competence.
Design a strategic plan to guide departments, churches, or other organizations towards the accomplishment of its mission and vision.
Discover the culture and values of an organization and intentionally embed the values and ethics essential to leading a ministry towards societal transformation and the accomplishment of its God given mission.
Know and apply principles of servant leadership.
Develop themselves and those around them as leaders in their chosen vocation.

Women’s Ministries
This major builds upon the CORE studies to provide the biblical, theoretical, and practical instruction necessary to engage in effective women’s ministries in the local church, missions, evangelism, or to build and expand a specific women’s ministry.

Students completing the Women’s Ministries major will be able to:

Understand Christian approaches and roles for women in ministries;
Design a women’s ministry program either within the local church or existing organization, or in a new environment;
Understand the role of women’s ministry in the world; and
Develop other women through Christian ministry.