The Church Management Program equips students with business and leadership skills to prepare them to lead well within the church organization. As students progress through the program, they will prepare to lead the church in team building, leadership development, and all business aspects of church management. The student will study current and emerging leadership theories, best practices, skills, and tools used to influence others to generate innovation, creativity, and change within organizations, all while integrating faith principles and biblical ethics into leadership.



General Studies – 39 Credits

Bible and Theology Foundation – 45 Credits

Major – 39 Credits 

Total Required Credits – 123 Credits



Christian Leadership or Managerial Leadership or Organizational Theory and Behavior Intermediate Leadership: Conflict/Negotiation

Introduction to Organizational Leadership

Leadership in Non-Profits 

Intro. to Counseling or Marriage & Family Comm. 

Managing Ethics in Organizations 

Org. Comm: Methods & Strategies for Leaders

Marketing & Research Strategy

Bus. Financial Mgt. or Resource Allocations in Org. 

Strategic Human Resources in Organizations 

Team Dynamics & Leading Diverse Groups 

Pastoral Methods 

Pastoral Methods Practicum 

Business Org. Leadership Internship


Program Outcomes/Goals:

This successful completion of the Church Management Administration Concentration will provide the student with: 

  1. A solid foundation in the skills and knowledge required to perform as an effective leader within the context of management administration for ministry, church, or non-profit organizations in roles, such as Executive Pastor, Business Manager, and Human Resource Manager. 
  2. A well- articulated Christian world view of life and ministry founded upon biblical principles and characteristics of Jesus Christ. 
  3. An application of ministry ready professional skills sought after by churches and ministries, such as strategic human resources, conflict management and negotiation, complex problem solving, team work, sound financial judgement and budgeting, marketing, communication, and ethical decision making.
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Cindy Perkins, MA

Assistant Professor, Director of Business & Organizational Leadership