The Ministry and Leadership major at Alderson Broaddus University responds to the need for committed, well-educated professionals in various Christian ministries, and to individuals’ needs for programs that will prepare them for seminary, for graduate schools of religion, and for church-related professions.
The program offers the following tracks: Pastoral Counseling, Theology and Ministry, and Youth Ministry. The program’s curriculum includes course work in Biblical and theological studies, philosophy and ethics, sociology and psychology, speech, and human resource management, as well as practical experiences through a mentoring program in which students work with ordained ministers in a variety of ministerial settings. Students also can gain valuable service experience by participating in college chapel services, formal and informal Bible study groups on campus, student government, music groups, theatre productions, student publications, the campus radio station, and community service activities.
In the Ministry and Leadership program, as well as throughout the college, your professors will be men and women of faith for whom teaching is a ministry. All of the members of the Ministry and Leadership faculty have excellent academic credentials and are ordained ministers with experience as church professionals.
For more information about the major in Ministry and Leadership, contact Dr. Danny Franke, Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy, (304) 457-6287.
|Course #||Credit Hours||Course Name|
|_____||HUMN 550||3||Seminar in the Humanities|
|_____||PHIL 190||3||Introduction to Philosophy*|
|_____||RELG 280||3||Religions of the World|
|_____||RELG 290||3||Introduction to the Old Testament*|
|_____||RELG 295||3||Introduction to the New Testament|
|_____||RELG/PHIL 320||3||Philosophy of Religion|
|_____||RELG 325||3||Christian Theology|
|_____||RELG 332||3||Introduction to Christian Ministry|
|_____||RELG 334||3||Introduction to Youth Ministry|
|_____||RELG 335||3||Christian Worship and Spirituality|
|_____||RELG 350||3||Christian Service Practicum|
|_____||RELG 360||3||The Christian Church Through the Ages|
|_____||RELG 400||3||Topics in Biblical Studies|
|Plus one of the following:|
|_____||PHIL 340||3||Environmental Ethics|
|_____||PHIL 391||3||Ethical Perspectives on Health-Related Issues|
|Recommended but not required:|
|_____||BUSI 160||3||Introduction to Management|
|_____||COMM 150||3||Interpersonal Communication|
|_____||PSYC 230||3||Human Adjustment|
|_____||PSYC 395||3||Issues in Death and Dying|
|_____||SOCI 210||3||The Family|
Foreign Language: Four semesters of one modern foreign language are required. (See policy on placement in courses)
Liberal Studies Program: As outlined on appropriate Liberal Studies Check Sheet
* Indicates courses that also meet Liberal Studies requirements
Among requirements for graduation, the student must have at least a 2.00 average in the major.