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Day Programs

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SEU Ohio Campus offers an Associate of Arts, an Associate of Ministerial Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership as day programs.

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree includes the core learning components and competencies commonly accepted as foundational for a four-year baccalaureate degree by many colleges and universities. The AA degree is designed for students who desire recognition for completing the two-year prescribed curriculum. Because many bachelor degrees require specific prerequisites, students should verify how their AA degree and classes transfer into their intended degree. Graduates with the Associate of Arts degree will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of the background, content, and themes of the biblical text
Demonstrate oral communication skills through research, topical development, and style-specific presentations of focused material
Demonstrate the ability to interpret, analyze, and evaluate statements, arguments, and evidence in order to construct well-supported, clearly articulated conclusions and positions
Demonstrate problem-solving skills in a broad range of significant mathematics
Program Details
15 hours of biblical and theological studies
34 hours of general education
12 hours of ministry practicum

Total credit hours — 61

Sample Core Courses
THEO 1313 – SURVEY OF CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY
ENGL 1233 – ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
BINT 1233 – NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
FINC 1903 – PERSONAL FINANCE

PHIL 2003 – PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS
ENGL 2133 – INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

PSYC 1133 – INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
SSCI 2133 – INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

The Associate in Ministerial Leadership allows students to build, refine, and expand their ministry skills while ensuring a broad, robust foundation in theology, the Bible, spiritual development, church ministry, leadership principles, and ecclesiastical operations. Students satisfy the credentialing requirements of the Assemblies of God as part of the program. All courses are transferable into SEU’s Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership.
Program Details
12 hours of ministerial leadership studies & 18 hours of biblical and theological studies
18 hours of general education core
12 hours of ministry practicum

Total credit hours — 60

 

Sample Core Courses
BIBL 2623 – BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS
THEO 3133 – THEOLOGY OF SALVATION, THE CHURCH, & ESCHATOLOGY

PHIL 2003 – PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS
PMIN 2123 – CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY
PMIN 3133 – HOMILETICS I
PMIN 4043 – HOLISTIC DISCIPLEMAKING

Maybe you are called to pastor an entire congregation — or you have a passion for children’s ministry, missions or another part of the body of Christ. Either way, Southeastern’s ministerial leadership degree is designed to prepare you to serve in leadership and support roles at churches and other faith-based organizations around the world. Study online through our MyFire course portal, or come to our amazing Ohio campus once per week for evening classes. Not only will you study foundational subjects such as theology and church history but you will also specialize in your particular calling. You’ll develop a solid foundation of biblical interpretation, counseling and preaching as well as satisfy the educational requirements for credentialing within the Assemblies of God. In addition, you will study alongside faculty who have decades of practical ministry experience and are committed to sharing their knowledge and passion for ministry with you and your classmates.

Program Details
34 hours of ministerial leadership core
21 hours of biblical and theological studies
37 hours of general education
29 hours of electives

Total credit hours — 121

Sample Core Courses
Pastoral Theology I (PMIN 3533) — This course is an introduction to creative and effective communication techniques within children’s and youth ministries. It will examine basic principles of the teaching-learning process, the art of storytelling and a variety of other illustrative methods. This course requires careful study of and reflection on the appropriate biblical texts.

Organizational Leadership (PMIN 3833) — A theology of leadership is developed upon which current trends in church organization and leadership techniques are assessed. The history of organizational and management theory is developed, as well as organization, leadership and group process theories. Planning, programming, budgeting and evaluation are considered in relation to congregational programs. Other areas of management are presented on an introductory basis, such as planning and managing change in an organization, systems analysis, conflict management and review of leadership traits. This course requires careful study of and reflection on the appropriate biblical texts.

Church Business Administration (PMIN 4323) — A study of the various areas of pastoral responsibilities including board administrations and organizations, committee organization, leadership training, budgeting, financing, planning, auxiliary organizations and their relationship to total church program. This course requires careful study of and reflection on the appropriate biblical texts.

Multiple-Staff Ministry (PMIN 4423) — The meaning and forms of a multiple-staff ministry will be developed on biblical values, with the objectives of creating effective multiple-staff ministries and staff collegiality. The course assists the participant in the development of concepts and values that leads to commitments of shared ministry. Ways of dealing with concerns and issues that created conflict and interfere with staff collegiality are examined.

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