Berean Ministry Academy Courses
**Books must be purchase prior to class. No books will be available for purchase on-site.**
Bus 100, Church / Ministry Administration (Methods and Tools), Dr. Danny Gordon
This course explores principles and practices of Management and Administration as they are adapted to non-profit organizations. Organizational issues as well as methods and tools for effective administration are discussed.
Tumblin, T.F. (2017). Administry: The nuts and bolts of church administration. Nashville, TN: Abingdon.
Bus 202, Organizational Principles, Dr. Randy Savage
A practical study regarding; the gathering and management of resources, procedures for starting and sustaining a business, and networking with modern business system, to make a business more successful.
Kaufman, J. (2012). The personal MBA: Master the art of business. New York, NY: Penguin.
Bus 370, Developing A Volunteer Base, Dr. Wayne Pessia
Learning how to develop, inspire and motivate volunteers is essential for churches and nonprofit ministries to reach their full potential. This class will explore the issues of recruiting volunteers, finding the best fit for them, and using people’s skills to uncover their passion for serving.
Wilson, M. (1983). How to mobilize church volunteers. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Publishing.
PTH 204, Pastoral Theology, Dr. Jeffrey Sparks
A comprehensive treatment of the practical aspects of pastoral ministry. Subjects covered include the pastor as a divinely called servant, leader, preacher, teacher, counselor, administrator, spouse, and parent.
Rowell, J. (2014). Thining, listening, being: A Wesleyan pastoral theology. Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press.
PTH 306, Christian Ethics, Professor Ken Daft
A study of Christian ethics for the everyday life with sound Biblical Principles and practical applications for the professional and problem aspects encountered in the ministry.
Christian, C. (2017). Ethics in Christian ministry: A guide for pastors and mentors. Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press.
PTH 308, Principles of Church Growth, Dr. Marvin Miller
A survey of the theological, sociological, and statistical dimensions of the church growth movement as they relate to evangelism, church development, Christian education, along with the basics for beginning a new church.
George, C., F. & Bird, W. (2017). How to break growth barriers: Revise your role, release your people, and capture overlooked opportunities for your church. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
PTH 319, Organizational Skills in Ministry Practices, Dr. Wayne Pessia
Leadership is essential for ministry projects to succeed. This course will expose the student to different styles of ministry management and how these different styles can be used to successfully complete ministry program goals. Awarded to students who have successfully demonstrated a grasp of their leadership style through application of their skills in various program pursuits.
Burns, J. (2014). Organizational leadership: Foundations & practices for Christians. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.
PTH 408, Conflict management, Dr. Francis Trascritti
This course is designed to equip the student in understanding the dynamics of stress, assessing the level of stress, integrating principles designed to alleviate stressful or ministry situations.
McNeil, B. (2016). Roadmap to reconciliation: Moving communities into unity, wholeness and justice. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Press.
Comn 103, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, Dr. Marvin Miller
This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge about communication theory and practice It creates an awareness of the role communication plays in our interpersonal relationship. Students will be introduced to basic models, definition and approaches to interpersonal communication. Some areas presented include perception, self concept, self disclosure, conflict, verbal and nonverbal communication, and ways for improving communication competence.
Schultze, Q. & Badzinski. (2015). An essential guide to interpersonal communication: Building great relationships with faith, skill, and virtue in the age of social media. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.
On-site payment for Berean Ministry classes. Classes begin one day prior to Berean Leadership Conference.