Project Description

Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership

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 supporting 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.

Satisfy the educational requirements for credentialing within the Assemblies of God.

Program Details

42 hours of ministerial leadership core
22 hours of biblical and theological studies
34 hours of general education
24 hours of electives

Total credit hours — 122

4 Tracks within Ministerial Leadership

Biblical Studies Track— Includes a greater concentration on Old and New Testament studies, including the Pentateuch and Johannine and Pauline literature.   It is the recommended track for those wishing to prepare for seminary.

Christian Ministry Track — Prepares students for practical ministry in church and missions settings.

Pastoral Care and Counseling Track — Emphasizes pastoral counseling and care of families and includes foundational psychology courses.  It is recommended for those who plan to complete a Master’s degree in counseling or a related field.

Worship Ministries Track — For those who are musically inclined, this track includes music and aural theory and applied lessons for voice, piano, and guitar.

  • Biblical Studies  Isaiah | Pentateuch | Hebrew Poetry | Luke-Acts | Johannine Literature | Pauline Literature
  • Christian Ministry  Evangelism and Mission | Homiletics I and II | Pastoral Theology I | Holistic Disciplemaking | Pastoral Counseling I
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling  Theories of Personality | Introduction to Counseling | Introduction to Child and Adolescent Counseling | Pastoral Counseling I and II | Pastoral Care of Families
  • Worship Ministries  Worship Aural Theory I and II | Worship Music Theory I and II | Foundations for Worship Ministry | Worship Leading I and II | Theology of Songwriting | Songwriting for the Church | Production Technology | Creative Directing for the Church | Digital Music Composition for Worship | Applied Lessons for Guitar, Piano, and Voice
Youth pastor

Children’s pastor

Missions coordinator

Evangelism and outreach coordinator

Lead pastor

Associate pastor

Parachurch ministry director

Bible study leader

Children, Youth & Family Ministries
Ministerial Leadership
Missional Ministries
Multidisciplinary Studies
Practical Ministries
Church Plant U (MAML)
Executive Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)
Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership
Master of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry