2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University


Major in
Church Leadership and Administration (B.A.)

Ministers increasingly need broader preparation beyond the traditional fields of religion and ministry. This major creates opportunites for students interested in ministry to gain significant expereince in business that will assist their ministerial leadership.

Major in Church Leadership and Administration (B.A.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements B.A. 59-63
Prerequisites for Religion Major1   6
    REL 1250, New Testament and Exegesis 3  
    REL 2350, Christian Doctrine2 3  
Core Emphasis    
    REL 3400, Ministry in Focus Seminars3 0
    REL 1410, Vocation and Christian Life 1  
    REL 2410, Spiritual Formation 3  
    REL 2510, Christian Ethics 3  
    REL 4015, Colloquium4 2  
Area Emphasis    
    REL 2450, Dynamics of the Local Church 3  
    REL 3430, Pastoral Care 3  
    REL 3460, Worship and Preaching 3  
    REL 4410, Servant Leadership 3  
    Biblical Studies Elective in OT 3  
    Biblical Studies Elective in NT 3  
    Theological / Historical Studies Elective 3  
Total in Major   30
Church Leadership and Administration Track 5   15
    REL 4430, Ministry Internship (3), or
    REL 4420, Ethics Internship (3)
 
    REL 3520, Issues in Theological Ethics (3)  
    MGT 3110, Principles of Management (3)   
    FIN 3210, Business Finance (3) 6  
    MKT 3210, Principles of Marketing (3)  
Minor in Business Administration  18 
    ACC 2410, 2420 Accounting Principles I & II (3,3), or ACC 2440, 2450 Integrated Accounting Principles I & II (3,3), or ACC 2430 Integrated Accounting Principles (6)  6
    ECO 2210, Principles of Macroeconomics (3) [counts in the minor not the Gen Ed.] 3
    MGT 4310, Negotiation (3) 3
    COBA Business Electives (at least 6 hours chosen from College of Business Administration 3000 and 4000 level courses) selected from the following:
    MGT 2410, Business Law (3); MGT 4320, Leading in teh  21st Century (3); MGT 3270, Human Resource Management (3); ISM 3100, Managing Information Systems in Business (3)7; MGT 3300, International Business (3).
6
Total   128
 


1 Students who choose a religion minor as a second minor must substitute required courses in their minor with a course from the same subject area. In other words, a single course may not count for both major and minor requirements.

2 REL 2350, Christian Doctrine is a prerequisite for the following: REL 2410 Spiritual Formation; REL 2510 Christian Ethics; all courses in Religion and Society division, in the Theological and Historical Division, and Biblical Studies Division.

3 Students will take one REL 3400 Ministry in Focus per semester for a total of eight seminars required for graduation or one for every semester a student is a Religion major.

4 Students take REL 4015 in the fall semester before the anticipated date of graduation.

5 Students who pursue a major in Church Leadership and Administration must select a minor in Business Administration as provided in the the matrix above.

6 MTH 1150, Elementary Statistics (3) is a pre-requisite for this course.

7 GND 2050 is a pre-requisite for this course.