Ministry Leadership Curriculum

The Ministry Leadership Curriculum at Highlands College is strategically designed so that students are trained in ministry and leadership principles that will benefit them in the field of vocational ministry.

First Semester

MINL 120 & 120E: Ministry Purpose Term A | 1 Credit Hours

This course examines major elements of discovering and keeping one’s ministry purpose and personal calling. Students will gain understanding to discern God’s will, discover one’s unique gifts and personality, and appreciate their role in advancing the kingdom of God.

MINL 121 & 121E: Personal Leadership Term B | 1 Credit Hours

This course examines major elements of personal or self-leadership in the pursuit of a Christ-centered life. We will place special attention on understanding God’s order and design for our personal lives. The student will explore topics in three main categories: spiritual, emotional, and physical.

Second Semester

MINL 220 & 220E: Professional Leadership Term A | 1 Credit Hours

This course examines the components of a biblical worldview as a necessary component of Christian professionalism. Students will also gain skills in emotional intelligence, time management, and professional communication.

MINL 221 & 221E: Team Leadership Term B | 1 Credit Hours

This course examines major elements of how to lead others and teamwork. Students will gain an understanding of ministry leadership practices, developing leaders and successfully leading teams in a ministry setting

Third Semester

MINL 320 & 320E: Ministry Philosophy Term A | 1 Credit Hours

This course examines major elements of ministry philosophy by giving special attention to understanding effective ministry principles and life-giving culture. Students will gain an understanding of the biblical foundation of the local church and practical systems that result in a healthy ministry setting.

MINL 321 & 321E: Ministry Practices I Term B | 1 Credit Hours

This course examines the creative process and creating ministry moments in a weekend service. Students will gain understanding and skills to create ministry moments for Sunday services and effectively engage the creative process.

Fourth Semester

MINL 420 & 420E: Ministry Practices II Term A | 1 Credit Hours

This course examines major elements of pastoral practices in the local church. Students will gain an understanding of ministry principles concerning pastoral care for attendees and members.

MINL 421 & 421E: Leadership Comprehensive Term B | 1 Credit Hours

This course is designed for students to demonstrate their grasp and reflect on overall program goals: the authority of Scripture, pursuit of a Christ-centered life, passion of lifelong learning, calling of ministry leadership, and advancement of the kingdom.

Additional ACML Topics

Along with the Ministry Leadership Curriculum, students pursuing ACML will also take the following:

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester

4th Semester

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