Bachelor of Arts in Church & Pastoral Leadership

The Bachelor of Arts in Church & Pastoral Leadership degree equips students to be effective pastors, ministry, and church leaders and help the individuals they shepherd under their care.

This program teaches from a Biblically-conservative, person-centered perspective, aiming to help church and ministry leaders gain new understanding in how to help lead impactful ministries.

The Bachelor of Arts in Church & Pastoral Leadership degree is a distance learning program that fully equips the Christian leader in all aspects of Christian life and living.

This degree program is intended for:

– Pastors, church leaders, and ministry leaders who want to be more effective in shepherding others.

– Christians who have been called into the ministry of pastoring.

– Christians who want to gain an effective skill-set to use in an area in which they have previous work and life experience, such as human resources, finance, business, education, etc.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Church & Pastoral Leadership is completed via distance-learning at the student’s own pace. Students may enroll in the program at any time. The degree program is completed in three phases.

Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Professing Christian and active member of a local church body, including a letter of recommendation from the student’s pastor or pastoral oversight

The Bachelor of Arts in Church & Pastoral Leadership degree is completed in three phases:

PHASE I

Phase I consists of ten total courses, including Core Coursework, General Education, and Electives.

CORE COURSEWORK
Students must complete the following core courses.

  • CPM111: Following God's Will
  • CPM117: Spiritual Leadership
  • CPM120: Personal Evangelism
  • CPM121: Biblical Leadership
  • CPM181: Success God's Way

GENERAL EDUCATION
Students must complete the following General Education courses.

  • ENG131: College English I
  • SCI172: Bible & Science

ELECTIVES
Students must complete three (3) elective courses. (Students will choose three of the following).

  • CPM112: Your Calling, Passion, & Purpose 
  • CPM113: Character Development
  • CPM188: Sermon Prep
  • CPM195: Pastoral Ministry
  • CPM197: Basic Theology

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete the following:

  • Submit a headshot or photo.
  • Submit a resume detailing ministry & vocational experience.
  • Submit three reference forms from individuals who can speak to the student’s character and Christian witness.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the student’s pastor and/or pastoral leadership within the student’s local church, on church letterhead.

PHASE II

CORE COURSEWORK
Students must complete the following courses:

  • CPM221: Laws of Teaching & Preaching
  • BIB222: Bible & Prayer
  • EDU205: Controversial Truths
  • HIS221: History of Revivals

GENERAL EDUCATION
Students must complete the following General Education courses.

  • ENG132: College English II
  • HIS153: God in American History

ELECTIVES
Students must complete four (4) elective courses. (Students will choose four of the following).

  • CPM201: Principles of Spiritual Growth
  • CPM209: Child Evangelism
  • CPM211: The Biblical Basis of Missions
  • CPM233: Church Management
  • CPM247: Surviving An Economic Meltdown
  • CPM251: Effective Women's Ministries
  • CPM252: Jail Ministry

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete the following:

  • Complete a 500-question open-book Bible equivalency exam. This takes the place of 30 credit hours, and can be completed as quickly as 2 to 3 weeks.


Phase III

CORE COURSEWORK
Students must complete the following courses:

  • BIB305: Christian Warfare
  • BIB315: Listening to God
  • BIB325: Christian Living

GENERAL EDUCATION
Students must complete the following General Education courses.

  • HIS325: Church History

ELECTIVES
Students must complete six (6) elective courses. (Students will choose six of the following).

  • CPM341: Children's Ministry
  • CPM342: Sunday School Administration
  • CPM343: Church Music Ministry
  • HIS319: Biographies of Christians 
  • HIS361: History of Revivals
  • EDU311: Directing Christian Education
  • BIB302: God of All Comfort
  • PCO302: Mastering Pastoral Counseling
  • PCO311: The Biblical Family
  • PC313: The Bible & Emotional Health 
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Following the student’s completion of Phases I, II, and III, he or she will earn:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Church & Pastoral Leadership

Total Program Cost

The following costs constitute the entire program for the Bachelor of Arts in Church & Pastoral Leadership:

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars ($ USD)

  • Application Fee: $75
  • CPM111 Following God's Will: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • CPM117 Spiritual Leadership: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • CPM120 Personal Evangelism: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • CPM121 Biblical Leadership: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • CPM181 Success God's Way: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • ENG131 College English I: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • SCI172 Bible & Science: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase I Elective #1: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase I Elective #2: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase I Elective #3: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • CPM221 Laws of Teaching & Preaching: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • BIB222 Bible & Prayer: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • EDU205 Controversial Truths: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • HIS221 History of Revivals: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • ENG132 College English II: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • HIS153 God In American History: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase II Elective #1: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase II Elective #2: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase II Elective #3: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase II Elective #4: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • 500 Question Bible Equivalency Exam Processing Fee: $150
  • BIB305 Christian Warfare: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • BIB315 Listening to God: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • BIB325 Christian Living: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • HIS325 Church History: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase III Elective #1: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase III Elective #2: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase III Elective #3: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase III Elective #4: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase III Elective #5: $176.50 [+S&H]
  • Phase III Elective #6: $176.50 [+S&H]

Total Program Cost: $5,770

Flexible payment options for the Bachelor of Arts in Church & Pastoral Leadership degree is available to students, including payment plants, paid-in-full discounts, and pay-as-you-go options.

Program Enrollment:

Enrollment at CrossPointe Bible College takes place on a rolling basis, meaning you can begin your coursework as soon as your application is approved. Once you’ve completed a course, you may move on to the next course.

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