23 Nov 2016 Central Baptist College adds church administration degree
Central Baptist College has added a bachelor of science degree in church administration to its list of Professional Adult College Education (PACE) degree programs. Starting in the spring of 2017, the church administration degree will help to prepare students to manage the business and administrative aspects of running a church.
The degree is designed around upper-level courses with an emphasis on business and human resource management and church leadership. Additionally, the student will study accounting, computer applications and Christian doctrine in lower-level courses. The flexibility of the degree plan allows the student, via choice of elective coursework, to prepare for an entry-level position in church and organizational management, promotion in the field, entry into a graduate program or even law school.
According to Chad Linn, PACE department chair and director of online studies at CBC, “This degree bridges the gap between clergy and business staff by properly training non-pastoral or even pastoral servants. We need to equip churches in this area so that clergy are not overwhelmed or taken by surprise with issues outside of spiritual guidance.”
Courses will be offered online and in the classroom and are completed in five-week blocks similar to other non-traditional classes.