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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

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.

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Gregory Austring, Ph.D.

Gregory Austring, Ph.D.

Professor of Intercultural Studies, Religion and Ethics, Chair of General Education, School for Professional Studies
Leonard Bartlotti

Leonard Bartlotti

Dr.
Tommy Casarez, Ph.D.

Tommy Casarez, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Religion, Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology
Sarah Cassell

Sarah Cassell

Coordinator, Graduate Program in Religion
Roli Dela Cruz, Ph.D.

Roli Dela Cruz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of New Testatment
Willem Dogterom, D.Min.

Willem Dogterom, D.Min.

Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Spiritual Formation, Chair, Professional Studies, Religion
Gayle Heuser

Gayle Heuser

Mrs.
Roger Heuser, Ph.D.

Roger Heuser, Ph.D.

Professor of Leadership Studies
Alicia Jackson, Ph.D.

Alicia Jackson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Frank Macchia, D.Theol.

Frank Macchia, D.Theol.

Professor of Theology, Editor, PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies
Ava Oleson

Ava Oleson

ADJUNCT
Richard Park, Ph.D.

Richard Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics
Doug Petersen, Ph.D.

Doug Petersen, Ph.D.

Margaret S. Smith Professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies
John Mark Robeck, Ph.D.

John Mark Robeck, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Culture
Markita Roberson

Markita Roberson

Coordinator, Traditional Undergraduate Program in Religion
Gary Tyra, D.Min.

Gary Tyra, D.Min.

Professor of Biblical and Practical Theology
Diana Wahlstedt

Diana Wahlstedt

Administrative Assistant, Department of Religion
April Westbrook, Ph.D.

April Westbrook, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament

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