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Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Development - Global Leadership Major

Four Year Degree Program - 120 credit hours

This program equips students to provide leadership in ministry cross culturally. Providing effective spiritual leadership in one's own culture is challenging, but giving leadership to people of another cultural group adds another dimension to the task. This program will equip students as leaders and give them the tools and experience to do so inter-culturally.

There is much more to leading churches to effectiveness for the Kingdom than just knowing your Bible and being able to preach/teach – although those are important aspects. This program equips students with a solid knowledge of the Bible and how to properly understand it as well as develop their understanding and skills in leadership and their spiritual character. In addition, students have the opportunity to gain experience through a one-year practicum and to be mentored by leaders who understand how to develop other leaders and teach them how to live life as a Christian leader in another culture.

Course Requirements:

Biblical and Theological Studies (36 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (24 credits)

Theological Studies (6 credits)

Christian Spirituality (6 credits)

General Arts (36 credit hours)

Professional Studies (45 credit hours)

Core Leadership Courses (21credits)

Specialization (24 credits)

Field Education

Field Education units are an integral part of this program. The student observes and experiences various ministries in the first year and then gets involved in increasing levels of leadership during their second and third years, in another culture, all while being mentored. This real-world experience prepares them for the final year where they will serve in ministry for a significant period of time (up to a year) and get an in-depth experience in intercultural spiritual leadership – again with a mentor to guide them through the journey.

Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will:

  • give evidence of suitable character with respect to ministry;
  • give evidence of ministry passion, gifting, calling and relational skills;
  • acquire evident personal knowledge and skills of leadership;
  • demonstrate a strong grounding in general Bible knowledge and in the historic and cultural backgrounds of the Bible;
  • demonstrate skills in the interpretation, application, and communication of biblical truth;
  • articulate and support a personal understanding and application of Christian doctrine;
  • demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the biblical/theological basis for world evangelism;
  • develop a growing passion to be a world Christian and participate in evangelism both at home and abroad;
  • discover and grow in cultural sensitivity to members of other cultures and faith communities;
  • discover a biblical worldview that enables them to live and minister effectively in a multicultural environment;
  • acquire skills and experience necessary to successfully disciple someone from another culture.

Career Path Options

This major prepares graduates for global ministry within North America or beyond. This degree will also help people work in parachurch organizations and social agencies who work inter-culturally in areas of relief, community development, immigration or outreach.

Future Education Possibilities

This degree program provides the student with a foundation for graduate studies in various Christian fields.

We want to share with you our excitement for a new way of learning at Rocky Mountain College.

Pathways is our new “distributed learning” model. It is taking our classroom courses out of the box, and down the road to where you are.

With our focus on discipleship, leadership and social care, Pathways now enables students, professionals, and life-long learners, to take advantage of our programs and courses no matter where they are.

Courses are available to Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. Often times God speaks to us and we yearn for a richer life. But obstacles appear.

Pathways is about removing obstacles and allowing access to quality learning experiences. We foster changed lives both locally and globally.

It is our hope that we can show you a new pathway to learning, ministry and a richer, more meaningful life. Thank you for exploring RMC’s Pathways program.

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