Program Overview

Barclay College offers the Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry Leadership for students who are interested in acting as spiritual leadership within a church, community, or other ministry setting. Students are taught the ideas and principles of the ministry which will prepare them for large or small communities in order to provide a godly influence upon the community where they serve. Students will focus on mission training in order to act to promote outreach in order to spread the word of Christ.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include life assessment and self-management, Bible study methods, techniques of counseling, communication in ministry, introduction to the Bible, spiritual formation, world Christian perspectives, basic beliefs, Christian church history and ministry, leadership in ministry, Bible evidences, ministry financial management, old testament models of leadership, church planting models in the gospels and acts, pastoral principles from the pastoral epistle.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate the skills necessary to work in Christian ministry, to demonstrate the learned biblical principles necessary to practice ministry, and to prepare to act as counselor, leader, missionary, and guide for followers acting in the name of God.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

    School Overview

    Quaker settlers established the Kansas Central Bible Training School in Haviland, Kansas in 1917, and for most of the twentieth century, the school operated as Friends Bible College. Then in 1990, recognizing the achievements of the first Quaker theologian, Robert Barclay, the college was renamed Barclay College. Though transitions and name changes have occurred, Barclay College remains true to its Christian-based heritage and resides on about seventeen acres in the small town of Haviland, Kansas. Barclay College also maintains an online campus for distance learners. 

    With a focus on Christianity, Barclay College strongly encourages all students to devote a portion of their academic career to service. Service is measured in units, and Barclay expects students to earn at least one unit of service per semester. To facilitate a service connection, Barclay College’s website links students to Christian service opportunities extending from the Haviland community to distant locations as far away as China and Brazil.

    Barclay College acknowledges the needs of learners by sponsoring diverse learning programs. Undergraduate students at Barclay can choose from bachelor’s and ssociate’s degrees, along with a host of minor options and two certificate programs. Furthermore, students can complete personal enrichment courses or opt to enroll in an adult degree completion program.


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