Christian Leadership & Church Ministries (B.S.) - Resident

Christian Leadership & Church Ministries (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Choose three credit hours from the following:3
Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas
Critical Thinking Elective
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.)EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.)THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements 

Major Foundational Courses
APOL 201Apologetics and Cultural Engagement 13
APOL 250Faith, Reason, and the Search for Meaning 13
BUSI 240Organizational Behavior and Management 13
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement 13
Total Hours12

Course may fulfill select general education requirements.

Major Core
BIBL 350Introduction to Biblical Interpretation3
BUSI 409Nonprofit Management and Governance3
CHMN 201Introduction to Church Ministries3
CHMN 205Church Ministry Practicum I1
CHMN 300Church Ministry Practicum II1
CHMN 305Church Ministry Practicum III1
CHMN 360Foundations in Ministry Programming3
CHMN 447Discipleship in Church Ministries3
CHMN 450Leadership and Management in Ministry3
CHMN 489Church Ministries Capstone3
CLCM 200Spiritual Foundations for the Christian Life 3
CLED 310Foundations of Christian Leadership3
CLED 365The Personal Development of the Leader3
CLED 410Team Dynamics in Christian Leadership3
CLED 425Ethical Issues in Christian Leadership3
CLED 499Christian Leadership Internship3
THEO 324A Theology of Suffering and Disability3
THEO 350Methods and Issues in Theology3
YOUT 220Global Youth Culture3
Total Hours51
Free Electives
Choose 10-25 credit hours of free electives10-25
Total Hours10-25

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 2
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
INQR 101 Inquiry 1
RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview 2
UNIV 101 Foundational Skills 1
CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries 3
CLCM 200 Spiritual Foundations for the Christian Life 3
Second Semester
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2
Communication Elective (GLST 220) 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective (BUSI 240) 1 3
Technology Competency 2 0-3
CHMN 205 Church Ministry Practicum I 1
YOUT 220 Global Youth Culture 3
Second Year
First Semester
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
Information Literacy Elective (APOL 201) 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
CHMN 360 Foundations in Ministry Programming 3
CLED 310 Foundations of Christian Leadership 3
Second Semester
PHIL 201 or Critical Thinking Elective (APOL 250) 1 3
RSCH 201 Research 3
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
BIBL 350 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation 3
CHMN 300 Church Ministry Practicum II 1
CLED 410 Team Dynamics in Christian Leadership 3
Third Year
First Semester
CHMN 305 Church Ministry Practicum III 1
CHMN 447 Discipleship in Church Ministries 3
CLED 365 The Personal Development of the Leader 3
THEO 350 Methods and Issues in Theology 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Natural Science Elective 1 3
CHMN 450 Leadership and Management in Ministry 3
CLED 425 Ethical Issues in Christian Leadership 3
THEO 324 A Theology of Suffering and Disability 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
BUSI 409 Nonprofit Management and Governance 3
CLED 499 Christian Leadership Internship 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
CHMN 489 Church Ministries Capstone 3
Elective 3 3
Elective 3
Elective 1
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling foundational skills requirements.


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course; refer to for more information.


Students are encouraged to complete two semesters of internship. The second semester of internship will take the place of an elective.

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