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Transformational Leadership Major

Effective leadership matters. Strong, Christian leaders cause the organizations they lead to thrive by instilling both values and vision, and by increasing the capacity of those they lead to develop into their fullest and best selves. At CoA, we’re passionate about developing leaders who make a difference in the church, in the business world, and across the globe.

As desired, students majoring in Transformational Leadership have a unique opportunity to engage in hands-on entrepreneurship training mentored by real business leaders through a 9-month overseas apprenticeship.

Certificate in Transformational Leadership

The Certificate Program is a perfect complement to an undergraduate degree from any institution. For those individuals about to embark on the first stages of their professional careers, a Certificate with an emphasis on leadership will empower individuals to effectively bring Christian values to the work place that result in stronger working teams.

Program Completion Plan
Certificate in Christian Ministry: Transformational Leadership

30 Credits
Completion Time: 2 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Major Courses
1 Transformational Leadership course

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
FIA 250 Apprenticeship in Action

Associate of Arts with a major in Transformational Leadership

An Associate’s Degree with a major in Transformational Leadership is the perfect way for any high school graduate to begin their college career. These students will develop a solid Christian worldview so that they can stand strong in who they are as they progress through life and career. Associate’s Degree students will earn general education credits such as mathematics, science, and humanities as required by most Bachelor’s Degree programs. They will also develop a foundation for leadership that will prepare them for future success in a workplace community.

Program Completion Plan
Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry: Transformational Leadership

60 Credits
Completion Time: 4-5 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

General Education Requirements
EN 101 English 101
1 Foreign Language or 1 Biblical Language course
1 Mathematics course
1 Science course
1 Humanities course (e.g. Literature, Music, Art, Social Sciences, etc.)

Major
LS 312 The Dynamics of Leadership
LS 371 Servant Leadership & Change
LS 403 Personal Spiritual Formation
CC 352 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness or CS 351 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
LS 330 Effective Leadership Communication or LS 470 Intercultural Communication

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
FIA 250 Apprenticeship in Action

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Transformational Leadership

Graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree who major in Transformational Leadership will have developed an exceptional capacity to lead others according to biblical principles in churches, in the marketplace, and internationally. They will understand and apply principles of basic human behavior in Christ-honoring ways as they engender trust, compassion, stability, and hope in those they lead.

Program Completion Plan
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry: Transformational Leadership

120 Credits
Completion Time: 8-9 Semesters

Christian Core Courses (21 credits)
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

General Education Requirements (30 credits)
EN 101 English Composition
2 Foreign Language or Biblical Languages
1 Mathematics course
1 Science course
1 Humanities course (e.g. Literature, Music, Art, Social Sciences, etc.)
4 General Education elective courses

Major (36 credits)
BS 351 Inductive Bible Study
CC 352 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness
CS 351 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
LS 312 The Dynamics of Leadership
LS 371 Servant Leadership & Change
LS 403 Personal Spiritual Formation
LS 330 Effective Leadership Communication or LS 471 Intercultural Communication
2 Biblical Studies courses
3 additional Transformational Leadership courses

Electives (18 credits)
6 elective courses

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship (15 credits)
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
12 additional FIA credits

Gain first-hand intercultural experience through various missions opportunities.

Click here to see our Adventures in Missions Page (AIM). 

Master's Certificate in Transformational Leadership

The Master’s Certificate is packed with rich opportunities to grow students’ ability to lead well from their places of employment, in the marketplace, in their families and around the globe. Leadership is influence and impact. The MCCM is designed to develop those who which to be strong influencers for the LORD wherever they are.

Program Completion Plan
Master’s Certificate in Christian Ministry: Transformational Leadership

15 Credits
Completion Time: 2 Semesters

Courses
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
LS 512 The Dynamics of Leadership
LS 571 Servant Leadership & Change
LS 530 Effective Leadership Communication
1 additional Transformational Leadership course

Master of Arts with a major in Transformational Leadership

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry with a major in Transformational Leadership will prepare graduates as highly effective leaders of any organization. In addition to gaining a solid biblical foundation for leadership, these students will also gain the expertise and experience needed to cast vision and to inspire followers to share in team accomplishments. These graduates will be leaders equipped to raise up other future leaders as they personally invest in individual team members’ developmental success.

Program Completion Plan
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry: Transformational Leadership

60 Credits
Completion Time: 4-5 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
BS 501 Old Testament Survey
BS 502 New Testament Survey
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 503 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Major
BS 551 Inductive Bible Study
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
LS 512 The Dynamics of Leadership
LS 571 Servant Leadership & Change
CC 552 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness
LS 520 Developing Global Leaders
1 additional Biblical Studies course
1 additional Transformational Leadership course

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 501 Case Studies in Ministry
6 credits Apprenticeship in Action

Gain first-hand intercultural experience through various missions opportunities.

Click here to see our Adventures in Missions Page (AIM). 

Master of Divinity with a major in Transformational Leadership

Master of Divinity with a major in Transformational Leadership will:
-prepare students with a strong theological foundation for the pragmatic aspects of leadership in the church or other types of ministry settings;
-provide students for effective leadership across a broad range of ministry areas;
-equip students with a solid specialization in the area of Transformational Leadership;
-qualify students for admission to doctorate-level studies such as a DMin or Ph.D.; and
-make students eligible for ordination in most denominations.

Program Completion Plan
Master of Divinity: Transformational Leadership

90 Credits
Completion Time: 7-8 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
BS 501 Old Testament Survey
BS 502 New Testament Survey
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 503 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Program Core Courses
BS 550 Systematic Theology
BS 551 Inductive Bible Study
CS 531 Church History
CS 551 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
CC 504 Introduction to Care & Counseling
IC 510 World Religions & Cross-Cultural Ministry
ED 602 The Art & Science of Teaching
WA 575 Biblical Foundations of Worship
LS 612 The Dynamics of Leadership

Transformational Leadership Major
LS 525 Christian Social Ethics
LS 571 Servant Leadership & Change
CC 552 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness
LS 610 Business as Mission I
3 additional Transformational Leadership courses
1 semester Greek or Hebrew language

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 501 Case Studies in Ministry
9 credits Apprenticeship in Action

Gain first-hand intercultural experience through various missions opportunities.

Click here to see our Adventures in Missions Page (AIM). 

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CoA programs are designed and integrated with building students’ relationships at the core—relationships with God, with the school community, and within the context of Christian service opportunities.