Do you sense God calling you to full-time work in vocational ministry? The Bachelor of Ministry Leadership (BML) degree at The King’s University is a great program for those who want to serve the local church or parachurch organization in a full-time setting. With four distinct concentrations (Pastoral Ministry, Ministry Administration, Christian Formation and Discipleship Ministry, and Next Generation Ministry), the program is designed to highlight different aspects of ministry while giving students experience, a well-rounded ministry education, and preparation for the Master of Divinity and Master of Practical Theology programs, along with other graduate degrees offered at TKU.
TKU’s Bachelor of Ministry Leadership program isn’t simply a one-size-fits-all ministry education. These four concentrations help prepare students for specific work in full-time ministry. If you’re not sure exactly where you fit in ministry, this program will help you discover exactly where you’re called to serve.
Ideally, for students who are called to be senior pastors, associate pastors, and chaplains, this path gives a biblical and theological foundation on which to preach and have influence in their churches and communities. Students will learn a variety of skills, including leadership to pastoral care, from people who have practiced full-time ministry for many years. Courses include Pastoral Ministry, Counseling in the Church, Sermon Preparation, History and Theology of Christian Worship, and Introduction to Missions.
The Church needs men and women prepared for executive and administrative roles. Students who feel called to the ministry and wish to develop skills in ministry administration, personnel and finance management, and non-profit leadership, will find that this concentration will help to build a strong foundation for ministry in these areas. Courses include Managing Non-Profits, Introduction to Non-Profit Finance, Personnel Management, and Leading Team Ministry.
Christian Formation and Discipleship Ministry
After people get to Jesus, the next step is to be like Him. This concentration focuses on those who feel called to disciple people. With a strong focus on training people who wish to lead spiritual formation and small group programs in their churches, students in this concentration will be prepared to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. Courses include Health and Wellness/Life Coaching, Counseling in the Church, Pastoral Ministry, Developing Curriculum for Discipleship, and Spiritual Formation in the Local Church.
Next Generation Ministry
Becoming a senior pastor isn’t every church leader’s calling. For those who are called to reach the next generation, this concentration focuses on training students who will lead and develop programming for children, adolescents, and families. Courses include Sermon Preparation, Counseling Children and Adolescents, Human Development, Health and Wellness/Life Coaching, Models of Next Generation Ministry, and Contemporary Issues in Next Generation Ministry.
Global Outreach Ministries
Whether you’re called to lead locally or internationally, training to minister to people with diverse ethnic backgrounds is essential. This concentration will prepare you to lead in a number of culturally diverse capacities.
- Develop biblical and theological competence in the Charismatic tradition.
- Develop healthy leaders for Spirit-empowered Christian ministry.
- Nurture compassion for ministering to people in the Church and in the world.
- Provide a solid understanding of the gospel and how to communicate it.
- Give students ministry experience in healthy environments.
In addition to earning Undergraduate Core Curriculum Requirements learning outcomes, students who complete this program will be able to:
- Respond to contemporary challenges from a faithful biblical and theological perspective.
- Effectively communicate the gospel and spiritually equipping messages in various formats.
- Implement effective plans and practices for his/her spiritual growth.
- Lead people in spiritual growth.
- Provide organizational ministry leadership in his/her context.
- Articulate a biblical philosophy of ministry that emerges from a Charismatic Theology.