The Ministry Leadership degree program is designed for those seeking a leadership role in church ministry. The focus will be to explore and develop leadership potential based on biblical principles in a variety of Christian ministry settings. The eight emphases allow for an exploration of multiple focus areas based on an individual's gifts, calling, and career requirements.APPLY TO LEE
- Children’s Ministry
- Church Administration
- Pastoral Ministry
- Youth Ministry
Ministry Leadership Specialty Area … 30 Hours
- BIBL 204 – Gospel of John
- BIBL 402 – Romans and Galatians
- BIBL 421 – Pentateuch
- CHED 340 – Spiritual Formation and Discipleship
- CHMN 320 – Intro to Multicultural Ministry
- CLDR 301 – Introduction to Christian Leadership
- CLDR 310 – Conflict Management and Problem Solving
- CLDR 460 – Senior Capstone Experience
- PASM 351 – Ministry of Worship
- THEO 232 – Christian Theology
A BS or BA determines the number of elective hours and foreign language requirements.
General Education Core & GNST 400 … 36 Hours
Religion Core … 18 Hours
Choose an Emphasis:
BUSINESS EMPHASIS … 27 Hours
Develop and understanding of the role of business in the life of the church and articulate strategies for sound business practices.
CHURCH ADMINISTRATION EMPHASIS … 24 Hours
Demonstrates an understanding of the role of leadership within the church and identify methods for developing leadership within the church.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY EMPHASIS … 24 Hours
Establish an understanding of the role of a children’s minister and convey strategies for children’s ministry.
COUNSELING EMPHASIS … 24 Hours
Articulate an understanding of the role of ministry counseling in the church and identify various theories and methods in church counseling.
DISCIPLESHIP EMPHASIS … 24 Hours
Demonstrates an understanding of educational ministry and discipleship in the church and display an understanding of the importance of small group ministry within the church.
MUSIC AND WORSHIP EMPHASIS … 24 Hours
Articulate and understanding of the importance of music and worship in the church and demonstrates a foundational technical understanding of music theory and practice.
PASTORAL MINISTRY EMPHASIS … 24 Hours
Establish an understanding of the call to vocational ministry and identify fundamentals and techniques of pastoral preaching.
YOUTH MINISTRY EMPHASIS … 24 Hours
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of a youth minister and articulate strategies for youth ministry.
*Program requirements subject to change. Please review current catalog found on the Lee University website when enrolling for complete degree requirements.
Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee. Lee is emerging as a leader in higher education in the southeastern region and is consistently ranked in the "Top Tier" of the Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Lee is also ranked by Princeton Review's "Best Colleges," and is one of the 141 colleges named Best in the Southeast.
The foundational purpose of all educational programs at Lee is to develop within the students knowledge, appreciation, understanding, ability, and skills which will prepare them for responsible Christian living in a complex world.