Following the important groundwork laid in Introduction to Contextual Biblical Leadership, the Biblical Leadership in Context series is designed to train students to identify and solve ministry related problems in disciplines common to all ministries. During each semester of study, students work with their professor and cohort to create and implement context specific models based on Scripture to develop best practices for ministry. Students use Scripture as the foundation for creating vital and sustainable ministries for building the Kingdom of God.


Biblical Leadership in Context 1: Disciple Making

This course will explore the use of discipleship and evangelism and compare these methodologies to the biblical mandate of disciple making. Students will be taught how to be disciples, make disciples, and grow the church. Contextually, students will be required to compare disciple making to the principles currently existing in their church. Finally, a new model of disciple making will be developed to strengthen or replace existing models in the student’s local context. (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Introduction to Contextual Biblical Leadership


Biblical Leadership in Context 2: Worship and Membership

This course has two main objectives: 1) To compare and contrast biblical worship with the way students are currently worshiping in their local context. For this discussion, students will be challenged to talk about their current worship setting and what would be different by observing the directives of scripture; and 2) To discuss the importance of membership care from a biblical perspective and compare care based on scripture to how membership care is observed at the local church level today. Students will be challenged to discover some of the ways that the local church can benefit from what the Bible teaches about membership care and its impact on the whole community of faith.(3 credits)

Prerequisites: Introduction to Contextual Biblical Leadership, Biblical Leadership in 
Context 1: Disciple Making


Biblical Leadership in Context 3: Mission and Outreach

This course is designed to challenge students to move from a secular understanding of mission and outreach to a biblical approach. We will examine God’s plan for God’s people from creation to the new creation and dispel the notion that mission began in the Book of Acts. This course will combine your understanding of biblical narrative and disciple-making to help make the case for what God expects from his people and the purpose or mission we exist to engage. (3 credits)

Prerequisites: Introduction to Contextual Biblical Leadership, Biblical Leadership in Context 1: Disciple Making, Biblical Leadership in Context 2: Worship and Membership


Biblical Leadership in Context 4: Administration and Internal Controls

This course has 3 main objectives: 1) To discover the differences between biblical and secular administration. This objective is designed to continue the goal of impressing upon the student the critical differences between church and secular leadership especially with respect to administration. Students will explore these differences and be able to distinguish between them when designing a church administration and operations manual. 2) To understand the foundations of Church Administration. This objective will assist students understand the most efficient way to organize and administer personal, financial and physical resources, risk management and safe sanctuary, and planning, project and support activities. 3) To create a church administration and operations manual for use in administering the overall functions of the church. (3 credits)

Prerequisites: Introduction to Contextual Biblical Leadership, Biblical Leadership in Context 1: Disciple Making, Biblical Leadership in Context 2: Worship and Membership, Biblical Leadership in Context 3: Mission and Outreach