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B.A./B.Th. Ministry Leadership

BA BTh Ministry Leadership

Overview

For those aiming to minister outside of a local Church, this program includes over 100 hours of ministry formation experience plus an additional 8-month internship to enable students to enter vocational ministry competent and prepared. Those wishing to graduate with the B.Th. designation must additionally complete two courses in biblical languages.

Duration: 32 months*

*Month duration is estimated on average full-time completion rates of 10 courses per 8-month period. Actual completion rates vary based on individual student course loads.

Bi-Vocational Customizable Programming (3+1 and 2+2 options)

Horizon’s 3+1, and 2+2 programming allows students to CUSTOMIZE their Christian studies or ministry preparation with approved training from a variety of educational institutions. The 3+1 Option requires 34 credits. The 2+2 Option requires 31 credits. See the Program Sheets below for information on the required courses.

First Year Courses

Total Credits Required: 34

Intro to Theology

Theology – T101
3 credits
| Prerequisites: none

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Intro to the Old Testament

Bible – B110
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Intro to the New Testament

Bible – B115
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Bible Study Methods

Bible – B119
3 credits
PAOC credential requirement

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Luke-Acts / Pentateuch

Bible – B266-CB
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Personal & Christian Life Management

General – G104
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Worldviews & Contemporary Culture

General – G143
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

Foundations in Leadership

General – G139
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Intro to Spiritual Formation

Professional – P146
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Intro to Christian Mission

Professional – P102
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Ministry Formation

Professional
1 credit | Prerequisites: PO90-F1

Ministry Formation

Professional
1 credit | Prerequisites: PO90-F1

Portfolio

General
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

Portfolio

General
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

Elective Option: Luke-Acts / Pentateuch

Second Year Courses

Total Credits Required: 34

Theology I

Theology – T220
3 credits | Prerequisites: T101 Intro to Theology

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Theology II

Theology – T221
3 credits | Prerequisites: Theology I

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Luke-Acts / Pentateuch

Bible – B266-CB
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Bible Elective

Bible
3 credits

History of the Christian Era

General – G110
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Ethics and Morality

General – G230
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Reason & Christian Belief – DE

General – G330
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Communication Skills

General – G209
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Pastoral Theology (Intro to Pastoral Life & Leadership)

Professional – P221
3 credits | Prerequisites: none
PAOC credential requirement

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Indigenous Ministry

Professional – P283
3 credits

Tech & Communication in Ministry / Christianity & The Arts

General
3 credits

Ministry Formation

Professional
1 credit | Prerequisites: PO90-F1

Ministry Formation

Professional
1 credit | Prerequisites: PO90-F1

Portfolio

General
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

Portfolio

General
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

Elective Option: Luke-Acts / Pentateuch

Poetry, Wisdom, Apoc. / Epistles

Ethics & Morality/ Reason & Christian Belief

Indigenous Ministry / Open Elective

Tech & Communication in Ministry / Christianity & The Arts

Third Year Courses

Total Credits Required: 37

Holy Spirit & the Church

Theology – T311
3 credits
| Prerequisites: Theology I & II

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Theology Elective

3 credits

Old Testament Prophets

Bible – B220
3 credits | Prerequisites: B110

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Old Testament History

Bible – B212 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: B110

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Bible Elective

Bible
3 credits

Ethics and Morality

General – G230
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Reason & Christian Belief – DE

General – G330
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Denominational History & Thought Elective

General
3 credits

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Finance, Governance & Administration

General – G247
3 credits | Prerequisites: first year of studies

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Coaching to Empower Others for Strategic Growth

Professional – P326
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Leadership Theory and Practice

Professional – P222
3 credits | Prerequisites: G139 Foundations of Leadership
PAOC credential requirement

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Indigenous Ministry

Professional – P283
3 credits

Homiletics (Preaching)

Professional – P202
3 credits
PAOC credential requirement

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Tech & Communication in Ministry / Christianity & The Arts

General
3 credits

Ministry Formation

Professional
1 credit | Prerequisites: PO90-F1

Ministry Formation

Professional
1 credit | Prerequisites: PO90-F1

Portfolio

General
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

Portfolio

General
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

Elective Options: OT Prophets / OT History

Poetry, Wisdom, Apoc. / Epistles

Ethics & Morality / Reason & Christian Belief

Finance, Gov. & Administration / Open Elective

Coaching to Empower Others for Strategic Growth/ Leadership Theory & Practice

Open Elective / Indigenous Ministries

Christianity & The Arts / Tech. & Communication in Ministry

Fourth Year + Internship

Total Credits Required: 27

Finance, Governance & Administration

General – G247
3 credits | Prerequisites: first year of studies

Syllabus
Coaching to Empower Others for Strategic Growth

Professional – P326
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Leadership Theory and Practice

Professional – P222
3 credits | Prerequisites: G139 Foundations of Leadership
PAOC credential requirement

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Training Leaders in Ministry Organizations

Professional – P331
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Integrative Seminar with Portfolio

3 credits

Internship

6 credits

Internship

6 credits

Biblical Communication

Bible – B290
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

Syllabus

Elective Option: Open Elective/ Finance, Gov. & Administration

Coaching to Empower Others for Strategic Growth / Leadership Theory & Practice

Course Schedule

Bachelor of Arts

4 Year Program Sheet
3+1 Program Sheet
2+2 Program Sheet

Bachelor of Theology

4 Year Program Sheet
3+1 Program Sheet
2+2 Program Sheet
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