BACHELOR OF ARTS
IN MINISTRY AND LEADERSHIP

Units: 51
Average completion time: 2 years
Cost per unit: $510
Base cost: $26,010
Financial aid: 72% of Vanguard graduate students receive financial aid
Accreditation: WASC
Formats: ONLINE OR TRADITIONAL

 

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OVERVIEW

The program is designed to help students increase their leadership in the church, and acquire a historical and cultural context to ministry. You will learn how to communicate the meaning of the Bible in an effective, transformative way, while understanding the history and mission of the church – and your own part in that mission. The program prepares students to become leaders, develop leaders, manage conflict and change, and mobilize a congregation. Above all, you will acquire the skills to walk with others in spiritual formation to Christlikeness.

CURRICULUM

Religion Major Requirements
• MILD 305 • Church History (3 Units)
• MILD 364 • Critical Thinking and Writing for Ministry (3 units)
• MILD 365 • A Theology of Church Mission and Ministry (3 units)
• MILD 367 • Research Methods for the Study and Preaching of the Scripture (3 units)
• MILD 368 • Leadership in Christian Organizations (3 units)
• MILD 369 • Research Methods for the Study of Christian Organizations (3 units)
• MILD 422 • Conflict Management (3 units)
• MILD 440 • Pastoral Care and Counseling (3 units)
• MILD 460 • Foundations of Christian Ethics (3 units)
• MILD 461 • Theological Themes of the Old Testament (3 units)
• MILD 462 • Management in Christian Organizations (3 units)
• MILD 463 • Theological Themes of the New Testament (3 units)
• MILD 464 • The Ministry of Preaching and Teaching (3 units)
• MILD 466 • The Ministry of the Spirit in the Church (3 units)
• MILD 468 • I Corinthians: The Church in an Urban Setting (3 units)
• MILD 470 • Special Topics (1-3 units)
• MILD 472 • The New Testament and Contemporary Christian Issues (3 units)
• MILD 473 • Change Theory and Strategic Planning in Christian Organizations (3 units)

2 PROGRAM FORMATS

2 PROGRAM FORMATS

Vanguard University offers one world-class BA in two formats.
All are taught by the same top-ranked faculty using the same core curriculum.
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MASTER OF ARTS
IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES (Emphasis in Spirituality)

Units: 42
Average completion time: 2 years
Cost per unit: $485
Base cost: $20,370
Financial aid: 86% of Vanguard graduate students receive financial aid
Accreditation: WASC
Formats: online, traditional, or hybrid

 

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OVERVIEW

The kind of leadership in today’s settings, whether churches, nonprofits, or any other organization, requires leaders who are culturally competent and guided by an enduring moral compass. We believe that character and deepening spirituality enable leaders to become more authentic in their relationships and more effective in organizational change. The program equips transformational leaders to mobilize teams and an entire organization toward a strategic vision. Curriculum is designed for those who desire a high quality education with flexibility to continue working in their vocational settings.

CURRICULUM

Religion Major Requirements
• CLSG 710 • Mission and Culture in Theological Perspective (3 units)
• CLSG 715 • Church and Contemporary Moral Issues (3 units)
• CLSG 720 • Theology and Theory of Leadership (3 units)
• RELG 788 • Research Methodology for Leadership Studies (3 units)
• CLSG 646 • Leadership and Character Development (3 units)
• CLSG 601 • History of Spirituality (3 units)
• CLSG 606 • Spiritual Formation (3 units)
• CLSG 622 • Team Building and Conflict Management (3 units)
• CLSG 638 • Leadership and Global Issues (3 units)
• CLSG 642 • Soul Care of Others (3 units)
• CLSG 607 • Spiritual Direction (3 units)
• RELG 693 • Integrative Seminar (3 units)
• CLSG 670 • Six Special Topic Courses in Leadership Studies (6 units)

3 PROGRAM FORMATS

3 PROGRAM FORMATS

Vanguard University offers one world-class MA in three formats.
All are taught by the same top-ranked faculty using the same core curriculum.
Pick the format that's right for you.

TRADITIONAL


8-WEEK COURSES
ON CAMPUS

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Online


FULLY
ONLINE

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HYBRID


3 WEEKS EACH YEAR ON CAMPUS + REMAINING
ONLINE LEARNING

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