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Professional Studies: Religion

Offered: On Campus and Online Apply

The religion major with a concentration in ministry and leadership is designed for individuals who are involved in church or parachurch activities, and who wish to gain knowledge to improve themselves personally and professionally. Upon graduating, students will be prepared for graduate studies and/or to take a leadership role in their community.

Religion: Ministry & Leadership (B.A.)

The B.A. in Religion with an emphasis in Ministry and Leadership has courses such as church history, foundation of Christian ethics, and pastoral care and counseling.

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Accreditations

West Coast Science
Western Association of Schools & Colleges
Awesome Biology
Assemblies of God
Awesome Biology
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Gregory Austring, PhD

Gregory Austring, PhD

Professor of Religion & Intercultural Studies, Chair of General Education, School for Professional Studies
Tommy Casarez, PhD

Tommy Casarez, PhD

Assistant Professor of Historical & Systematic Theology
Sarah Cassell

Sarah Cassell

Student Success Coordinator
Roli Dela Cruz, PhD

Roli Dela Cruz, PhD

Associate Professor of New Testatment
Willem Dogterom, DMin

Willem Dogterom, DMin

Professor of Pastoral Ministries & Spiritual Formation, Chair of Religion, School for Professional Studies
Roger Heuser, PhD

Roger Heuser, PhD

Professor, Co-Director, Graduate Religion
Richard Israel, PhD

Richard Israel, PhD

Professor of Old Testament
Frank Macchia, ThD

Frank Macchia, ThD

Professor of Theology
Doug Petersen, PhD

Doug Petersen, PhD

Co-Director
Markita Roberson

Markita Roberson

Program Coordinator
Gary Tyra, DMin

Gary Tyra, DMin

Professor of Biblical & Practical Theology
Diana Wahlstedt

Diana Wahlstedt

Administrative Assistant
April Westbrook, PhD

April Westbrook, PhD

Chair of Religion, Professor of Old Testament

A Sampling of Professional Studies: Religion Courses

MILD 365

A Theology of Church Mission and Ministry

A Theology of Church Mission and Ministry

A theological understanding of the ministry of the church and its mission to the world.

MILD 368

Leadership in Christian Organizations

Leadership in Christian Organizations

Building effective ministry through the development of a healthy interior life, an understanding of a situational approach to leadership, and knowing the leader’s role in the congregation’s vision and mission.

MILD 422

Conflict Management

Conflict Management

An examination of the nature and causes of conflict in the local church and religious organizations, and the principles of effective intervention strategies.

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