The Bachelor of Ministry – Church Management Track is 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120
Students will gain a foundation of knowledge relating to the health and growth of the church and church organizations. Key management proficiencies are integrated with Christian studies to help gain an understanding of biblical teachings on motivation, ethics, and teamwork for effective spiritual leadership.
Prerequisites: High School Diploma or equivalent
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Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.
Required Track Courses:
CBM-3603 – Personal Christian Leadership
This course shares the principles behind the leadership skills the author of the text has developed over the past 20 years. It offers students the benefit of his expertise in motivation, communication, problem-solving, and managing change.
CBM-3613 – Principles of Christian Leadership
The student of this course will benefit from an abundance of insights in areas of leadership including not only successes, but also mistakes. He or she will learn from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religions and military conflict.
CBM-3623 – Governing the Church
Nonprofit boards are, without question, most effective when they’re structured around the organization’s goals. The church board must interpret its roles and responsibilities accordingly if it is to function properly. From congregations and seminaries to soup kitchens, hospital chains, and social service agencies, this course examines both the nature and nurture of religious boards.
CBM-3633 – Stress Among Christian Workers
Today’s society propels Americans toward ever increasing stress levels. This course addresses the importance of trusting God, reducing stressors, and leading a mentally and physically healthy Christian life.
CBM-3643 – Ministering in Perspective
Most pastors and church leaders want growth. They have tried program after program, often with limited success. This course is designed to guide toward healthy and sustained growth.
CBM-3653 – Keeping Church Records
A true everything-you-need-to-know guide to church money management with complete, simple explanations and a step-by-step approach.
CBM-3663 – Financial Management for Pastors and Church Leaders
Easy access to credit has led many into deep debt without any idea on how to get out. This course offers a practical solution.
CBM-3673 – Ministerial Liabilities
In today’s “sue society” pastors, boards and leaders must protect their youth ministry from accidents, lawsuits, and other mishaps. This course covers everything from insurance and proper safety planning, to the fun stuff like games and retreats.
CBM-3683 – Leadership Development for the Local Church
This course guides leaders in identifying and nurturing leadership skills in those who surround them. The author of the textbook notes that while many leaders are skilled in seeing the “big picture,” they need other leaders to help them transform that vision into reality.
CBM-3693 – Biblical Principles of Finance
In simple terms, this course offers a complete guide to biblical principles for businessmen and women.
CBM-36103 – Church Administration I
An investigation into basic leadership skills and a study of the application in the life of the vocational Christian worker.
CBM-36113 – Church Administration II
This course is divided into four reference sections: Church and Law, Church Finances, Church Facilities and Church Personnel. Subjects covered: medical liability, office management, obstacles to good stewardship, cash-flow management and budgeting. The contemporary church is a business and must be managed as a business. This course is a standard for pastors, priests, deacons, elders and lay leaders.
CBM-36123 – Handling and Avoiding Church Debt
Unlocking the jail cell of debt, this course gives suggestions on specific ways churches can speed up debt-reduction, expand ministries without taking on more debt, and stay financially free. Surveys scripture for advice to the church that seeks to borrow or lend.