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Ministerial Leadership Concentration

Bachelor’s Degree Program

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Leadership

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.

Curriculum for Ministerial Leadership (General)

New at Ascent -- 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!

Course General Education 39 CR
COM 101 Speech Communications 3
ENG 101 Grammar & Composition 3
ENG 102 Composition & Literature 3
ENG 201 Academic Writing 2
GEN 100 Freshman Seminar 1
GEN 101 Library Resources 0
GEN400 Senior Seminar 1
HIS 201 American History I 3
HIS 202 American History II 3
HUM 301 Contemporary Society 3
MAT 115 Elements of Math 3
PSY 200 or SOC 200 3
SCI 100 General Health and Wellness 1
SCI 101 Life Science Lecture 3
SCI 102 Life Science Lab 1
SOC 400 Marriage & Family 3
Behavior Science Elective 3
Course General Bible/Ministry 46 CR
BIB 105 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 110 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 150 Principles of Bible Study I 3
BIB 202 Pentateuch 2
BIB 210 Life & Teachings of Christ 2
BIB 213 Book of Acts 2
BIB 314 Pauline Epistles 2
BIB 400 Bible Review III 0
MIN 101 Spiritual Formation I 2
MIN 102 Spiritual Formation II 2
MIN 110 Relational Outreach 2
MIN 211 Christian Ethics 2
MIN 240 Christian Leadership 3
MIN 260 Administration of Ministry 2
MIS 100 World Christian Perspective 3
THE 201 Theology I 3
  Interdisciplinary Electives 10
Course Concentration Courses 45 CR
MIN 203 Spirit Empower Church 1
MIN 220 Homiletics 3
MIN 230 Pastoral Care & Counseling 3
MIN 241  Leader’s Foundation 3
MIN 264 Apologetics 3
MIN 350 AG History, Mission, Polity 2
MIN 362 Church and Law 3
PRA 100 Practicum I* 3
PRA 200 Practicum II 3
PRA 304 Practicum III 3
PRA 306 Practicum IV 3
PRA 401 Practicum V 3
PRA 402 Practicum VI 3
THE 301 Theology II 3
THE 401 Theology III 3
THE 406 Pastoral Theology  3

* Practicums are 16-week courses and require 8 hours a week serving in the church.

Statement on Transferability of Credits and Degrees 

Students should be aware that transfer of credits to other institutions is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution.  Students who are considering attending Ascent College and then transferring to another college should contact the receiving institution for its policy on accepting credits from another institution.

Credits earned under the Associate degree offered at Ascent College are not considered credits under a terminal degree and these credits may be transferred to institutions toward a Bachelor degree at the discretion of the receiving institution.  Ascent College takes all credits earned at Ascent College from the Associate degree and applies them toward the Bachelor degree as long as the credits are compatible with the Bachelor degree plan selected.

Ascent College transfers in credit from other colleges in accordance with our Credit Policy.

Statement on Placement Services

Our college office receives many opportunities for various full-time or part-time ministry positions and will assist students in obtaining an interview with employing personnel. No guarantee for placement may be made; however, Ascent College does maintain contact with various denominational offices and may assist students with placement in ministry occupations.

Curriculum for Youth Focus

New at Ascent -- 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!

Course General Education 39 CR
COM 101 Speech Communications 3
ENG 101 Grammar & Composition 3
ENG 102 Composition & Literature 3
ENG 201 Academic Writing 2
GEN 100 Freshman Seminar 1
GEN 101 Library Resources 0
GEN 400 Senior Seminar 1
HIS 201 American History I 3
HIS 202 American History II 3
HUM 301 Contemporary Society 3
MAT 115 Elements of Math 3
PSY 200 or SOC 200 3
SCI 100 General Health and Wellness 1
SCI 101 Life Science Lecture 3
SCI 102 Life Science Lab 1
SOC 400 Marriage & Family 3
Behavior Science Elective 3
Course General Bible/Ministry 36 CR
BIB 105 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 110 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 150 Principles of Bible Study I 3
BIB 202 Pentateuch 2
BIB 210 Life & Teachings of Christ 2
BIB 213 Book of Acts 2
BIB 314 Pauline Epistles 2
BIB 400 Bible Review III 0
MIN 101 Spiritual Formation I 2
MIN 102 Spiritual Formation II 2
MIN 110 Relational Outreach 2
MIN 211 Christian Ethics 2
MIN 240 Christian Leadership 3
MIN 260  Administration of Ministry 2
MIS 100 World Christian Perspective 3
THE 201 Theology I 3

 

Course Concentration Courses 55 CR
MIN 203  Spirit Empower Church 1
MIN 220 Homiletics 3
MIN 230 Pastoral Care & Counseling 3
MIN 241 Leader’s Foundation 3
MIN 350 AG History, Missions, Polity 2
MIN 362 Church and Law 3
MIN 270 Intro to Youth Ministry 3
MIN 375 Communicating Adolescents 2
MIN 477 Holistic Youth Ministry 3
MIN 479 Dev Youth Min Team 2
PRA 100 Practicum I* 3
PRA 200 Practicum II 3
PRA 304 Practicum III 3
PRA 306 Practicum IV 3
PRA 401 Practicum V 3
PRA 402 Practicum VI 3
PSY 370 Adolescent Development 3
THE 301 Theology II 3
THE 401 Theology III 3
THE 406 Pastoral Theology 3

* Practicums are 16-week courses and require 8 hours a week serving in the church.

Statement on Transferability of Credits and Degrees 

Students should be aware that transfer of credits to other institutions is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution.  Students who are considering attending Ascent College and then transferring to another college should contact the receiving institution for its policy on accepting credits from another institution.

Credits earned under the Associate degree offered at Ascent College are not considered credits under a terminal degree and these credits may be transferred to institutions toward a Bachelor degree at the discretion of the receiving institution.  Ascent College takes all credits earned at Ascent College from the Associate degree and applies them toward the Bachelor degree as long as the credits are compatible with the Bachelor degree plan selected.

Ascent College transfers in credit from other colleges in accordance with our Credit Policy.

Statement on Placement Services

Our college office receives many opportunities for various full-time or part-time ministry positions and will assist students in obtaining an interview with employing personnel. No guarantee for placement may be made; however, Ascent College does maintain contact with various denominational offices and may assist students with placement in ministry occupations.

Curriculum for Children’s Ministry Focus

New at Ascent -- 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!

Course General Education 39 CR
COM 101 Speech Communication 3
ENG 101 Grammar & Composition 3
ENG 102 Composition & Literature  3
ENG 201 Academic Writing 2
GEN 100 Freshman Seminar 1
GEN 101 Library Resources 0
HIS 201 American History I 3
HIS 202 American History II 3
HUM 301 Contemporary Society 3
MAT 115 Elements of Math 3
PSY 200 or SOC 200 3
SCI 100 General Health and Wellness 1
SCI 101 Life Science Lecture 3
SCI 102 Life Science Lab 1
SOC 400 Marriage & Family 3
Behavior Science Elective 3
Course General Bible/Ministry 36  CR
     
BIB 105 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 110 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 150 Principles of Bible Study I 3
BIB 202 Pentateuch  2
BIB 210 Life& Teachings of Christ 2
BIB 213 Book of Acts 2
BIB 314 Pauline Epistles 2
BIB 400 Bible Review III 0
MIN 101 Spiritual Formation I 2
MIN 102 Spiritual Formation II 2
MIN 110 Relational Outreach 2
MIN 211 Christian Ethics 2
MIN 240 Christian Leadership 3
MIN 260 Administration of Ministry 2
MIS 100 World Christian Perspective 3
THE 201 Theology I 3

* Practicums are 16-week courses and require 8 hours a week serving in the church.

 

 

Course Concentration Courses 55 CR
MIN 203 Spirit Empower Church 1
MIN 220 Homiletics 3
MIN 230 Pastoral Care & Counseling 3
MIN 241 Leader’s Foundation 3
MIN 250 Intro to Children’s Ministry 3
MIN 350 Communicating Children 2
MIN 362 Church and Law 3
MIN 457 Holistic Children’s Ministry 3
MIN 459 Dev Children Min Team 2
PRA 100 Practicum I* 3
PRA 200 Practicum II 3
PRA 304 Practicum III 3
PRA 306 Practicum IV 3
PRA 401 Practicum V 3
PRA 402 Practicum VI 3
PSY 350 Child Development 3
THE 301 Theology II 3
THE 401 Theology III 3
THE 406 Pastoral Theology 3

* Practicums are 16-week courses and require 8 hours a week serving in the church.

Statement on Transferability of Credits and Degrees 

Students should be aware that transfer of credits to other institutions is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution.  Students who are considering attending Ascent College and then transferring to another college should contact the receiving institution for its policy on accepting credits from another institution.

Credits earned under the Associate degree offered at Ascent College are not considered credits under a terminal degree and these credits may be transferred to institutions toward a Bachelor degree at the discretion of the receiving institution.  Ascent College takes all credits earned at Ascent College from the Associate degree and applies them toward the Bachelor degree as long as the credits are compatible with the Bachelor degree plan selected.

Ascent College transfers in credit from other colleges in accordance with our Credit Policy.

Statement on Placement Services

Our college office receives many opportunities for various full-time or part-time ministry positions and will assist students in obtaining an interview with employing personnel. No guarantee for placement may be made; however, Ascent College does maintain contact with various denominational offices and may assist students with placement in ministry occupations.

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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Ascent College's financial aid school code is 041538. It may display as Bethel College, the former name of Ascent College.

 

Ascent College admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.