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.

Required Courses:

 Course #Credit HoursCourse Name
_____PHIL 1903Introduction to Philosophy*
_____RELG 2803Religions of the World
_____RELG 2903Introduction to the Old Testament*
_____RELG 2953Introduction to the New Testament
_____RELG 3253Christian Theology
_____RELG 3323Introduction to Christian Ministry and Leadership
_____RELG 3503Leadership in Christian Service Practicum
_____RELG 3603The Christian Church Through the Ages
_____RELG 5503Senior Seminar in Ministry & Leadership
Plus nine semester hours from one of the following concentrations:
Students must fill one concentration for the major, however, they may take more than one concentration.
_____PHIL 3103Ethics
Plus TWO of the following:
_____PHIL 3403Environmental Ethics
_____PHIL 3913Ethical Perspectives on Health-Related Issues
_____CJUS 4103Ethics and Criminal Justice
_____COMM 3553Mass Communication Law and Ethics
Christian Counseling
_____RELG 3233Pastoral Care and Leadership
Plus TWO of the following:
_____RELG 3013Hospice Field Education
_____PSYC 2303Human Adjustment
_____PSYC 3953Death and Dying
_____PSYC 4203Abnormal Psychology
_____PSYC 4303Counseling Theories and Skills (Prerequisite PSYC 420)
_____SOCI 2103The Family
Church Ministry
_____RELG 3353Leadership in Christian Worship and Spirituality
Plus TWO of the following:
_____RELG 3233Pastoral Care and Leadership
_____RELG 3333Teaching and Preaching
_____RELG 3343Introduction to Youth Ministry
Sports Ministry
_____RELG 3703Integration of Faith and Sports
Plus TWO of the following:
_____RELG 3753Sports Chaplaincy
_____SPMT 2003Introduction to Sport Management
_____SPMT 2253Sport Law and Ethics
_____SPMT 4003Management of Sports Organizations and Program Planning
_____HIST 2403The History of Sports in American Society

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.