Program Description

The Bachelor of Christian Leadership (BCL) integrates principles of management and leadership to help students biblically manage the financial aspects of ministries or other non-profits. Courses provide students with a strong understanding of biblically based leadership principles and strategies, while emphasizing skills such as organizational management and human development. Upon graduation, Bachelor of Christian Leadership (BCL) students will possess the analytical and practical skills necessary for effective leadership. The integration of practical skills with moral purpose is the defining characteristic. The concentration emphasizes leadership in organizations – whether business, nongovernmental or governmental – while the educational focus is on developing the leadership capabilities of individuals. Courses are organized around theories of leadership and motivation, team and group dynamics, critical thinking and ethical decision making.

Mode of Instruction

Instruction can be completed through traditional classroom and/or online instructional methodologies.

Standard classroom equipment is utilized. This may include white / chalkboard, computer/projector/speakers, audio-visual presentations, DVD/video support, camera/camcorder, black/white commercial printer, network access (Wireless), and power outlets facilitating laptop usage. Distance learning Standard equipment is utilized for delivering online instruction. The student requires a computer, an internet connection, basic office software installed and some computer peripherals.

Faculty

The major criteria in selecting faculty members are: mastery of knowledge in their specific specialty; the ability to integrate theory and practice; demonstrated skill in teaching; and their ability and willingness to use the innovative teaching techniques of the Institute, particularly their ability to organize and document their course material so that students are provided with Lesson Plans, Textbooks, Notes, Supplementary Readings, case and Exercises to facilitate the learning process.

With a 1:20 faculty/student ratio and all classes having fewer than 20 students, students get to know their professors, often working with them on individual research projects. Our instructional faculty create a dynamic learning environment, where knowledge is not just passed along, but explored and shared.

Program Goals

The Bachelor of Leadership Development (BCL) degree program will allow students to:

  • Develop leadership skills and examine leadership styles and models.
  • Explore and understand critical organizational processes.
  • Develop effective communication and negotiation skills.
  • Think creatively, critically, ethically and logically.
  • Think strategically and foster change and development in all aspect of their lives.
  • Demonstrate quality leadership and management in both profit and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Acquire the knowledge of leadership development and transformational development as well as the skills necessary to understand and function effectively in an administrative organization.
  • Experience self-improvement and professional growth in the areas of leadership.
  • Understand the effects of globalization.
  • Be prepared for positions of leadership and responsibility in all types of organization.

Admission Requirements

 

  1. Education. The Bachelor of Leadership Development (BLD) program is a “top up” program and is not intended for students who have recently graduated high school. Applicants must possess evidence of a high school diploma or its equivalent and requires an earned Associate Degree, or equivalent, or completed at least two years of college-level coursework. All credits must be earned at institutions approved by the BPPE, public or private institutions of higher learning accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, or any institution of higher learning, including foreign institutions.
  2. Professional Experience. Applicants are recommended to have some professional work experience.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Student must complete 120 semester units of prescribed curriculum.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required course work with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Students must apply for graduation and meet all academic and financial requirements.

Bachelor of Christian Leadership (BCL) Curriculum: 120 units

15 General Education Courses (45 units)

GED 100 – English I
GED 105 – English II
GED 110 – Communication
GED 115 – Mathematics
GED 120 – Chemistry
GED125 – Physics
GED 130 – Biology
GED 135 – Environmental Science
GED 140 – The Human Body
GED 145 – Introduction to the Humanities
GED 150 – World Civilizations
GED 155 – General Psychology
GED 160 – Psychology of Adjustment
GED 165 – Intro to Sociology
GED 170 – United States History

25 Core Courses (75 Units)

BCL 395 – Old Testament Introduction
BCL 396 – Introduction to New Testament
BCL 397 – Biblical Insights for Leadership
BCL 398 – Leading an Equipping Church
BCL 399 – Leading Organizational Change
BCL 400 – Introduction to Christian Leadership Development
BCL 401 – Christian Team Leadership
BCL 402 – Dynamic Christian Leadership in Stressful Environment
BCL 403 – The Christian Leader as a Manager
BCL 404 – Christian Leadership Styles and Skills
BCL 405 – Servant Leadership
BCL 406 – Christian Leadership in Organizations
BCL 407 – Principles of Christian Management
BCL 408 – Special topics in Christian Leadership
BCL 409 – Managing Christian Organizational Change
BCL 410 – Developing a Christian Philosophy of Leadership
BCL 411 – Critical Thinking for Christian Leaders
BCL 412 – Christian Ethical Leadership and Globalization
BCL 413 – Strategic Planning for Christian Leaders
BCL 414 – Christian Community Service and Social Responsibility
BCL 415 – Mentoring and Networking for Christian Leaders
BCL 416 – The Self Efficacy for Christian Leadership
BCL 417 – Change Agent – A Christian Leader for Change
BCL 418 – Managing Conflict in Ministries