Undergraduate Academic Catalog

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Accreditation

Manna University is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, one of the four national faith-related accrediting organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Associate of Arts Programs

Bachelor of Arts Programs

(121 Credit Hours)
Christian Counseling
Christian Leadership
Divinity (Worship minor is available)
Intercultural Studies
● Ministry (Bachelor Completion Program Only)
Worship Ministry

Graduate Certificate Programs

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

(39 Credit Hours)
With focus areas in:
Bible and Theology

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

(39 Credit Hours)
With focus areas in:
● Biblical Studies
● Intercultural Studies
● Organizational Leadership
● Worship Leadership

Master of Arts in Religious Studies

(39 Credit Hours)
With focus areas in:
● Biblical Studies
● Chaplaincy
● Christian Counseling
● Intercultural Studies
● Organizational Leadership
● Pastoral Ministry
● Worship Leadership

Master of Divinity Programs

(75 or 90 Credit Hours)
With focus areas in:
● Chaplaincy (Community)
● Chaplaincy (Military)
● Intercultural Studies
● Pastoral Ministry

Doctor of Ministry Program

(30 Credit Hours)
With focus areas in:
● Strategic Growth and Leadership
● Spiritual Renewal

The purpose of the Christian Counseling Program is to develop students to research and address the mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual growth needs of people in clinical, academic, organizational, and church or mission settings. This program does not provide licensure, and it does not provide counseling certifications. Manna University’s Certificate in Christian Counseling does provide a foundation for students who desire to eventually pursue a Master’s Degree in Counseling or other related fields. Students completing this program will also have a good foundation for non-clinical biblical counseling in a church context.

Christian Leadership Programs provide essential training in organizational leadership with a focus on leading in a church or non-profit ministry context.

Divinity and Church Leadership Programs provide essential training in a wide range of courses relevant to leadership and educational ministries in the local church.

Intercultural Studies Programs provide essential training for effective biblical leadership within any cultural context.

Worship Ministry Programs provide essential training for effective worship leadership within the local church.

Messages

Message from the Chancellor

Jerry Daley
B.S., M.Div.

The Great Commission calls all of us to spread the “Good News” of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Manna University is dedicated to “Preparing God’s People to Change the World.”

We believe it is imperative that we provide those called to ministry with academic and practical training as well as personal nurturing and guidance. Manna University offers carefully crafted courses for a specially designed course of study. Coupled with our dedicated faculty and staff, motivated students are prepared for rewarding opportunities in ministry.

The staff and faculty of Manna University are servants devoted to doing the Lord’s work and sharing their knowledge, experience, and skills with those who will continue the Good Work.

Spend time in prayer about your place at Manna University and please call upon us for any additional assistance we might provide.

Message from the President

Steven Crowther
M.A.T.S., Ph.D.

Manna University fully embraces the challenge of developing
leaders for the church and the unfolding harvest.

Our vision is to identify, equip, and release leaders into ministry in the Kingdom of God. Manna University prepares these leaders through intense Biblical instruction as well as impartation through personal mentoring.

Our desire is to release leaders who embody a hunger for God, integrity in character, creativity in ministry, and confidence in proclaiming the Kingdom of God.

We seek to provide the integration of Biblical, historical, and practical theology with true spirituality, so that the students will be equipped for effective, Spirit-filled ministry wherever they are—in the home, the neighborhood, the workplace, the church, or the world.

Manna University is much more than programs, buildings, and books. It is also the interaction with people in vital ministries wherein a passion develops for ministry in the Kingdom of God. Manna University was established to develop this equipping and passion in the people of God who are willing to be sent forth into the harvest fields.

I invite you to become a part of the vision and the journey to take this gospel of the Kingdom into the whole world. This is our purpose—to prepare and send forth a well-trained, effective, passionate ministry to bring the message of the Kingdom of God to the waiting ripe fields of the earth.

 

Come and fulfill destiny with us in living out the lifestyle of Kingdom purpose here on the earth.

Our Mission

Manna University is a Biblical higher education institution dedicated to Preparing Emerging Leaders to Change the World by advancing the Kingdom of God through sound Biblical training, practical ministry, and personal development.

Institutional Goals

Spiritual Goals

It is the intent of Manna University that all students:
● Exhibit attitudes and values consistent with the mission of Manna University;
● Exhibit a maturing personal relationship with Jesus Christ;
● Value the role of the Holy Spirit and the distribution of His gifts in advancing the Kingdom of God;
● Develop a lifestyle of individual and corporate worship, intercession, and prayer for themselves, their ministry, and the world;
● Develop a lifestyle of spiritual disciplines; and
● Demonstrate a spiritual component in the workplace.

Academic Goals

It is the intent of Manna University that all students:
● Exercise university-level competencies in reading, writing, speaking, and researching;
● Exercise critical and creative thinking skills that are necessary to analyze ideas and solve problems; and
● Integrate their learning into a Christian worldview based upon sound Biblical
exegesis.

Emotional-Social Goal

It is the intent of Manna University that all students:
● Develop and exercise personal sensitivities and interpersonal skills that facilitate harmonious relationships in culturally diverse environments.

Ministerial Goals

It is the intent of Manna University that all students be able to articulate charismatic distinctives and exercise fundamental ministerial abilities to:
● Equip students through effective programs to prepare them as God’s people to change the world;
● Supply leaders for mPact Churches and associated churches;
● Value church planting and healthy church development; and
● Pursue the expression of these values by preparing God’s people to change the
world.

Institutional Objectives

In harmony with the mission and the institutional goals of the University, Manna University expects certain outcomes to be demonstrated by its graduates. The combination of these institutional objectives for each student and the specific objectives for each academic program provides a basis for assessing a student’s progress and the institution’s effectiveness in fulfilling its mission.

Graduating students will:
● Exhibit behaviors associated with a mature relationship with Jesus Christ;
● Develop and exercise Christian character through trusting relationships and understanding a Christian worldview;
● Understand the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and develop individual spiritual gifts;
● Demonstrate and participate in various experiences exemplifying spiritual disciplines;
● Demonstrate and understand components of spiritual gifts, talents, personality, and passions in the work environment; and
● Exercise competencies in reading, writing, critical thinking, speaking, and research.

To facilitate these objectives, Manna University will:
● Provide a Holy Spirit-filled environment for men and women called of God;
● Provide sound Biblical and Theological knowledge;
● Define and integrate Christian beliefs and values through the interpretation of relevant Scripture;
● Provide skills to be effective leaders;
● Work with mPact Churches and associate churches encouraging Leadership in Action; and
● Introduce values and skills for effective church planting and church development.

 

About the University

Policy of Nondiscrimination

Manna University admits students without regard to sex, race, color, age, disability, national origin, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Notice of Exemption

Degree programs of study offered by Manna University have been declared by the appropriate state authority exempt from the requirements for licensure, under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116-15 (d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.

Notice of Grievance Appeals Process

If the person filing a grievance with Manna University does not feel the issue is being adequately addressed by the institution, he/she may advise The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) (407) 207-0808 or the United States Department of Education (USDE) may be contacted:

U.S. Department of Education
Family Policy Compliance Office
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

For a complete list of grievance links and addresses, please see the State Authorization page.

Location Information

Main Campus
5117 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville NC, 28314

Beltway Park Church
4009 Beltway South
Abilene, TX 79601

Grace Church
200 Sage Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Grace Church
1519 Luther Way
Southern Pines, NC 28388

Grace Life Church
501 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229

Manna Church
236 Tabbs Lane
Newport News, VA 23602

Our Savior’s Church
1201 E Broussard Road
Lafayette, LA 70508

Valley Community Church
1215 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Weldon, NC 27890

Beliefs and Foundation

Manna University was established in 2000 to meet the growing need of Grace Churches International (GCI) for trained ministry personnel. On January 1, 2012, GCI became mPact Churches. Manna U continues to train emerging leaders within mPact Churches and beyond.

Rapid growth within established churches in the organization as well as mPact’s vision for new church planting created this challenge. Manna U focuses on practical training essential for raising up new churches and establishing and strengthening key ministries within all churches.

Manna University offers a rich curriculum leading to Certificate, Associates, and Bachelors-level degrees in the following majors: Christian Leadership, Divinity, Intercultural Studies, and Worship Ministry. In addition, Manna University offers the following Graduate-level degrees: Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, Christian Leadership, Religious Studies, and Master of Divinity. The Doctor of Ministry degree is also available.

Manna University offers academic excellence to men and women called to ministry, preparing them in Biblical studies and ministry practices. Faculty members take a personal interest in the lives and ministries of the students. As the number of men and women answering the Lord’s calling continues to increase, Manna U’s flexible scheduling and course formats help to facilitate what is sometimes a mid-career change for its students. All degree programs are available to our online students.

Statement of Faith

Manna University is grounded in the following Biblical convictions:

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the written record of His supernatural revelation of Himself to man, absolute in its authority, complete in its revelation, final in its content, and without any errors in its teachings.
  • All men in their natural state are lost, alienated from God, spiritually dead: “All have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). Salvation is only by grace, a free gift of God; Spiritual rebirth is the only means of salvation and eternal life through faith in the Lord Jesus, who died for our sins, according to the Scriptures. Those who are regenerated are born of the Spirit, become children of God, and are made new creatures in Christ (II Cor. 5:17).
  • God is One God who reveals Himself in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Son of man. He was born of a virgin and is Himself God. We affirm the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious death as the only sacrifice for the sin of the world, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension to the right hand of God as our intercessor, and His future return in glory. We affirm the finality of Christ’s work for the redemption of mankind and the present freedom of access to the Father.
  • The Scriptures declare the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit as well as His present work in the church. We affirm that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is an endowment of power for all believers.
  • The Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead in the same body that was laid to rest in the tomb. The bodies of all believers who die will be raised from the dead, and they will receive an incorruptible body like unto His glorious body (I Cor. 15:53; Phil. 3:21). All other men shall be raised unto “the resurrection of judgment” (Jn. 5:28, 29).
  • Christians, born of the Spirit, are to live the new life in the present power of the Spirit. “If we live by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us also walk” (Gal. 5:16-25; Col. 2:6). The Christian’s responsibility and his normal attitude of life is to yield himself to God (Rom. 6:13), trusting God to keep him. Christian “living” includes Leadership in Action, the winning of souls around us, and the preaching of the Gospel in the uttermost parts of the earth. We affirm the sufficiency of Scripture to govern the conscience of believers.
  • Jesus Christ will come again to earth the second time, personally (Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16), bodily (Acts 1:11; Col. 2:90) and visibly.

School History

Manna University, formerly Grace College of Divinity, was founded in the Fall of 2000 with the mission of providing practical and academic training to adults in a formal, traditional environment. Earlier colleges related to the institution include Manna Christian College (founded in 1978), Grace Presbytery School of Ministry, and Grace Leadership Institute (GLI). Grace College of Divinity was founded in 2000 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and moved to Fayetteville in June of 2003. Then in December of 2020, Grace College of Divinity became Manna University. Manna University now offers faith-based degrees through its schools of undergraduate studies, graduate studies, and doctoral studies.

Admissions Procedures and Requirements

Degree and Certificate Programs (Matriculation)

All applicants applying for admission to one of the Manna University degree or certificate programs must have a high school diploma, general equivalency diploma (G.E.D.), or an equivalent academic achievement approved by the Manna University Academic Office.

Documents for Admissions

Applicants seeking admission to Manna University must submit the following documents:
● A completed Manna University online application (form provided)
● A non-refundable application fee of $50.00
● Official high school transcripts or G.E.D. (if applicant has never attended a college or university); applicants who have previously attended a College must submit official college or university transcripts from all institutions attended. Minimum GPA required is 2.0, but based upon evaluation of the transcripts and other pertinent documents, there may be further requirements for acceptance to show that the student has the ability to benefit from university-level work at Manna University. An example of this would be a three to four-page academic essay on an assigned subject to be completed within a specified time
● Pastoral reference from a leader of the church that the applicant regularly attends (form provided)
● Personal reference (form provided)
● After admission, complete ABHE Bible Knowledge exam or other pertinent exam
● An essay, written by the applicant, of his/her conversion experience (300-600 words) in a format that is typed and double-spaced, using a 12-pt. font.

Admission will not be granted until ALL documents are received by and approved by the Office of Enrollment. Applicants are expected to adhere to norms of Christian conduct and character, as indicated in their personal references. Admission to Manna University will be official upon approval by the Enrollment Office. Applicants will be notified of all decisions in writing.

Admission of Transfer Students

Students requesting transfer credits from other institutions of higher education must submit official transcripts from all institutions they attended and from which transfer credits are being requested. Manna University accepts credit for courses when students received a letter grade of “C” or higher, provided Manna University offers an equivalent course. The issuing institution must send the official transcript directly to the Manna University Enrollment Office. Determination of transfer credit will be at the discretion of the Academic Office. Photocopies of transcripts may be submitted for unofficial evaluation; however, credit will not be awarded until the receipt of official transcripts.

Course Substitution Policy

A course substitution is a course that takes the place of a required course in a curriculum. Course substitutions must meet content and/or spirit of the curriculum requirement. Students must have completed, be currently enrolled in, or have transferred credit to Manna University for the requested course to be approved as a substitution.

Non-Credit Admissions

In rare circumstances and on a limited basis, students may audit individual courses without credit. Registration for audit courses is dependent upon space availability in the class and the instructor’s permission. Students will not receive a grade for audited courses, nor will they count toward any degree or certificate program. Audited courses cannot be changed for credit after the third week of class (or similar proportion for intensive classes). Students wishing to receive credit for a previously audited course, must retake the course in its entirety at the full tuition price.

Course Load Requirements

Full-Time Students and Half-Time Students

A full-time undergraduate student is defined as any student taking a Manna University course load of at least 12 undergraduate credit hours within a 15-week semester or within any combination of 8-week terms within the same 15-week semester. A three-quarter-time student is defined as any student taking a Manna University course load of nine undergraduate credit hours within a 15-week semester or within any combination of 8-week terms within the same 15-week semester. A half-time undergraduate student is defined as any student taking only 6 undergraduate credit hours within a 15-week semester or within any combination of 8-week terms within the same15-week semester.

Undergraduate students may take up to 18 hours of coursework per semester without permission. Students who desire to take more than 18 hours of coursework in a semester must get permission in writing from the Academic Office.

NC Definition of a Credit Hour

Federal regulations that went into effect on July 1, 2011 define (in Paragraph 600.2) a credit hour as follows:

“Credit hour: Except as provided in 34 CFR 668.8 (k) and (l), a credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than-

(1) One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or ten or twelve weeks for one quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or

(2) At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.”

Active Students

An active student is defined as any student taking Manna University courses on a continuing basis. To maintain active student status, a student must carry at least two credit hours per academic year.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory academic progress is defined as maintaining a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0. Failure to maintain this standard will impact student access to Financial Aid and will result in Academic Probation for the Student.

Re-Admission

Inactive students requesting re-admission must complete an application update form. Students inactive for more than two years must re-submit all required admissions documents and pay the current application fee.

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

In order to encourage selected high school students to take advantage of post-secondary educational opportunities as a means of pursuing lifelong educational goals, Manna University accepts qualified high school students into a Dual Enrollment Program. The intent of this program is to allow students who have demonstrated exceptional ability and motivation to take college-credit courses while finishing high school. The dual-enrollment program should not be confused with a cooperative program, which provides substitute and supplemental courses for the completion of high school requirements. This is an educational opportunity designed for exceptional students to take high school and university courses concurrently.

Applicants must be:

  • 16 years or older;
  • In good academic standing with their high school;
  • Able to demonstrate oral and written communication skills commensurate to a university student; and able to exhibit the motivation and maturity necessary to be successful in a university classroom.

For consideration, applicants must:

  • Complete an online Manna University application for admission, with all supporting documents and appropriate fees.
  • Provide copies of high school transcripts or grade reports.
  • Obtain a letter of reference from a representative of the high school.
  • Submit an essay outlining their personal conversion experience and educational goals (300-600 words).
  • Interview with a Manna University academic advisor (to be scheduled by the Manna University Academic Office upon receipt of completed application packet).

Upon completion of the Dual Enrollment application process, applications are forwarded to the Admissions Office for consideration. The student will receive notification in writing of the decision.

International Admission Requirements

Manna University welcomes international students. The College is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Naturalization Service, for the training of international students and the granting of the Form I-20, for an F-1 Student Visa. If a student is approved for a change of program after admittance, he or she will be subject to that program’s current requirements, including any additional admissions requirements.

International applicants must submit the following items PRIOR TO being considered for acceptance to the College:

  • Online Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Personal Reference Form
  • Pastoral Letter of Reference
  • An essay, written by the applicant, of his/her conversion experience (no more than two pages) in a format that is typed and double spaced, using 12 pt. font size
  • Official/Certified English Translation High School or College Transcripts. If applicant has attended College, only official College transcripts from all Colleges attended are required
  • TOEFL Score. A minimum of 500 on the paper exam, 61 on the Internet-based exam, or 173 on the computer-based exam is required. This is required of all nationals of non-English speaking countries. TOEFL is used to gauge each applicant’s ability with the English language
  • Statement of Financial Resources Form

All living and transportation arrangements are the applicant’s responsibility. Once accepted, an I-20 form will be issued by the International Student Office and immigration documents can be processed.

All international students must complete 2/3 of their courses on our main campus in Fayetteville, NC.

Ability-to-Benefit

Recognizing that some adult learners may not have the educational background normally required for admission but are highly motivated individuals, Manna University may consider admission on an individual basis. Any such student who has not completed secondary education may enroll under the conditions of the Ability-to-Benefit provision. This provision requires that the student demonstrate to the Admissions Committee a capability of doing collegiate work and benefiting from it. The student must work closely with the academic advisor in course selection and pass the tests for General Education Development within the first two years of enrollment. The number of students accepted into the Ability-to-Benefit Program is strictly limited.

Tuition, Fees, & Related Policies

Schedule of Tuition and Fees

Students are responsible for the remittance of tuition and fees for each semester in which they enroll. Total payment of tuition and fees is due at the time of registration. Full-time students can make arrangements with the Office of the Registrar for a tuition payment plan with a contractual agreement. Failure to complete payment of fees will result in the retention of grades, transcripts, and diplomas until payment is made. Students in arrears of fees will not be permitted to enroll in future courses. The governing board reserves the right to change the schedule of tuition and fees at any time.

Refund Policy

Students formally withdrawing during the first week of classes (or similar proportion for intensive classes) are entitled to a full refund of tuition. Students formally withdrawing during the second week of classes (or similar proportion for intensive classes) are entitled to a refund of 50 percent of tuition. Students formally withdrawing after the second week of classes are not entitled to a refund.

Fifteen-week or Sixteen-week 3-credit hour course – No credit will be awarded for withdrawn courses.

1st week 100% refund
2nd week 50% refund
3-16 weeks No refund

 

1-4 weeks Grade of “W” (Withdrawn)
5-8 weeks Grade of “WP” or “WF”
8-15 weeks Grade of “WF”

Eight-week 3-credit hour course – No credit will be awarded for withdrawn courses.

1st week 100% refund
2nd week 50% refund
3-8 weeks No refund

 

1-2 weeks Grade of “W” (Withdrawn)
3-4 weeks Grade of “WP” or “WF”
5-8 weeks Grade of “WF”

Note: A student who fails to withdraw properly will receive a grade of “F” for the class. This will have a negative impact on the student’s GPA.

General Tuition and Fees

Application Fee $50.00 (non-refundable)
Tuition Fee
(all undergraduate programs EXCEPT theExperience Internship)
$200.00 per credit hour
Tuition Fee
(theExperience Internship North Carolina and South Carolina)
$170 per credit hour
Audit Fee $100.00 per credit hour
Contract Fee (Payment Plan) $25 per semester
Late Registration Fee $50.00
Library Card (New or Replacement) $10.00
Technology Fee $100.00 per semester
Return Check Fee $30.00 per check
Transcript Fee $9.00
Graduation Fee $100.00 per degree

Additional Program Fees

Worship Practicum Fee $350.00 per Applied Instrumental Techniques course
theExperience (North Carolina) Practicum Fee $2,045 per semester
theExperience Student Administrative Fee (North Carolina) $100 per semester
English Language Institute Program Fee $1,000 per semester
English Language Institute Lab $170 per lab
English Language Institute Textbook Fee varies according to semester

Financial Aid

Students can apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Our University code is 041737. There are also several scholarship programs available through the University; see details for applying on the scholarships page. Students may also contact the Manna University Financial Aid Office for further information (910-221-2224).

Registration Procedures and Deadlines

Active students may register for courses online through Manna University’s Learning Management System. Unless students are on a payment-plan contract (4 equal payments), all tuition and fees must be paid at the time of registration. Registration deadlines are listed on the Academic Calendar. If an applicant has submitted all application material except test results, an official transcript, or a letter of reference, the applicant may be admitted on a conditional enrollment status. Students on conditional status have one semester to submit all of the required admissions material.

Dropping or Changing Courses

A student wishing to withdraw from any course(s) or to make any other change in enrollment must submit a drop/add form to the Office of the Registrar. A student who formally drops a course before the 5th week of classes, in a 3-credit hour course, will receive a grade of “W” (Withdrawn) and receive no credit for the course. Withdrawing from classes during and/or after the 5th week of classes, in a 3-credit hour course, will result in a grade of either “WP” (Withdrawn Passing) or “WF” (Withdrawn Failing) indicating the student’s grade at the time of withdrawal. After the 8th week and up to the end of the 15th week of a sixteen-week course, students who discontinue class but who complete the proper form requesting withdrawal from class, following the procedure described above, will receive a grade of “WF.” Withdrawals are not permitted the last week of class. Students who discontinue the class but who fail to withdraw properly receive a grade of “F” for the class. Courses carrying a grade of WF receive no credit but are counted towards hours attempted and will negatively affect the student’s GPA. The issuance of a “W” or “WF” grade may have a direct impact on student’s receipt of a grade for tuition reimbursement purposes and may directly affect his or her eligibility for and receipt of financial aid. No student will be allowed to add a course, change from one course to another, change from audit-to-credit, or credit-to-audit after the third week of classes has been completed in any semester (or a similar proportion for condensed courses).

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, notifications to staff, faculty, and students will be made by one or more of the following means:

  • An email may be sent from College to College email addresses.
  • An announcement may be posted on the Manna U.edu website except in the event of power failure.
  • An announcement may be posted on social media.

If no notification is made, either by personal contact or media announcements, the university will operate under normal hours with offices open for staff and faculty, and classes in session for students.

Manna University staff, faculty and students are urged to exercise good judgement in coming to work or class based on the conditions of roads in their area of residence.

Absences from class due to adverse weather will be excused and students will be allowed to make up the work missed.

Student Services

Library

The Manna University Library is available for students of Manna University who have a Student Library Card. There is a one-time $10.00 access fee. The library hours are posted at the beginning of each semester to give students sufficient time for study and research. Free tutoring is also available through the Library.

Placement and Rates of Graduate Employment

Manna University does not guarantee or imply placement of students after graduation. Assistance and career guidance will be made available to students and alumni. As of August 2016, 71 percent of Manna University graduates are currently employed in occupations directly related to their undergraduate major.

 

Student Life

Alumni Association Committee

The Alumni Association Committee consists of alumni members who have chosen to dedicate their time and talent to assist Manna University with various events and services. One service that affects the students at Manna University is GAMA (Grace Alumni Mentoring Association). GAMA consists of alumni members, faculty, staff, and associates of Manna University who are willing to mentor Manna University students. For more information, please contact the Dean of Students (deanofstudents@manna.edu).

Chapel

Manna University offers a live chapel service on Mondays from 9:00-10:00am on the second floor of the Education Building in the Chapel. In addition, Manna University offers an online chapel. Short devotional videos are posted on social media periodically as a service to our students and faculty.

Counseling

If the student desires official counseling sessions, Manna University refers students to Fayetteville Family Life Center or other arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis.

Highland Office
114 Highland Ave.
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Phone: (910) 484-0176
E-mail: fyvllifecntr@earthlink.net
Westmont Center
805 Westmont Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Phone: (910) 484-4061
E-mail: fyvllifecntr@earthlink.net

If a student desires spiritual guidance, but not necessarily official counseling services, please refer to GAMA (Grace Alumni Mentoring Association) or call the office to schedule an appointment with any of our available Manna University faculty or staff members.

EQUIP

The vision of EQUIP is to equip students for a productive life and effective leadership. They do this through offering events such as seminars, workshops, and bringing in guest speakers to further enhance the formal classroom learning experience.

Immunization Policy

If at any time students will attend on-campus classes at any Manna University sites, students must provide the university with official vaccination records for the following or provide a written statement declaring medical or religious exemption. Students will be WITHDRAWN FROM THE UNIVERSITY 30 days after classes begin if immunization requirements have not been met and the Immunization and Medical History information have not been received by the Manna University Registrar. Immunizations REQUIRED pursuant to North Carolina state law and institutional policy:

Vaccine Number Doses Required Before School Entry*
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis 3 doses
Polio 3 doses
Measles 2 doses*
Mumps 2 doses*
Rubella 1 dose*
Hepatitis B (Hep B) 3 doses
Varicella 1 dose
Please see the following information for important details:

Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
Three doses are required for individuals entering college or university. Individuals entering college or university for the first time on or after July 1, 2008 must have had three doses of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid; one of which must be tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis.

Polio
Three doses are required for individuals entering college or university. An individual attending school who has attained his or her 18th birthday is not required to receive polio vaccine.

Measles
Two doses at least 28 days apart are required for individuals entering college or university. The requirement for a second dose does not apply to individuals who entered school, college or university for the first time before July 1, 1994. A person who has been diagnosed prior to January 1, 1994 by a physician (or designee such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) as having measles (rubeola) or an individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against measles is not required to receive measles vaccine. Individuals born before 1957 are not required to receive measles vaccine except in measles outbreak situations.

Mumps
Two doses are required for individuals entering college or university. A physician’s diagnosis is not acceptable for mumps disease(s). Individuals must be immunized or have laboratory confirmation of disease or have been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody against mumps. Individuals born before 1957 are not required to receive the mumps vaccine. Individuals that entered college or university before July 1, 1994 are not required to receive the vaccine. Individuals that entered school, college, or university before July 1, 2008 are not required to receive the second dose of mumps vaccine.

Rubella
One dose is required for individuals entering college or university. A physician’s diagnosis is not acceptable for rubella disease(s). Individuals must be immunized or have laboratory confirmation of rubella disease or have been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against rubella. Any individual who has attained his or her fiftieth birthday is not required to receive rubella vaccine except in outbreak situations. Any individual who entered college or university after his or her thirtieth birthday and before February 1, 1989 is not required to receive rubella vaccine except in outbreak situations.

Hepatitis B
Three doses are required for individuals entering college or university. Hepatitis B vaccine is not required if an individual was born before July 1, 1994.

Varicella
One dose is required for individuals entering college or university that were born on or after April 1, 2001. An individual who has laboratory confirmation of varicella disease immunity or has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against varicella, or who has documentation from a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant verifying history of varicella disease is not required to receive varicella vaccine. The documentation shall include the name of the individual with a history of varicella disease, the approximate date or age of infection, and a healthcare provider signature. Individuals born before April 1, 2001 are not required to receive varicella vaccine.

Student Government Association

Manna University’s undergraduate programs have a Student Government Association and a Student Council. Their vision is to promote Christian fellowship, growth, and partnerships among the students of the College. For more information concerning the Student Government or the Student Council, please contact the Dean of Students (deanofstudents@manna.edu).

Facilities

Manna University’s Main Campus is located at Manna Church Cliffdale Site in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Drive-time from Interstate I-95 is about fifteen minutes. The Manna University Administrative Offices and Library are located on the second floor of the Student Center, and classrooms are located on the first floor.

Honor Code & Conduct

Manna University students shall operate within a code of honor consistent with the Biblical standards of Jesus Christ. This means students shall abstain from morally wrong behavior such as cheating, plagiarism, profane and vulgar language, dishonesty, and any other activities which are harmful and/or offensive to others.
Adherence to a Christian lifestyle is expected.

Student Disciplinary Procedures

Each student is expected to maintain discipline in keeping with the Word of God and the guidelines of Manna University. If disciplinary action is required, the following procedure will be followed (level 3 violations may go directly to probation or other consequences):

  • A session with the involved parties will be the first step toward resolving the issue with love as motivation for correction.
  • In the event that this session proves unsatisfactory, the problem will be made known to the Dean of Students. The Dean may then ask a faculty or staff member to counsel with the student(s) to seek a resolution to the problem.
  • If this approach does not achieve resolution, the problem will be brought to the attention of the Academic Dean. The involved parties will be advised to appear before the Academic Dean and the Dean of Students for discussion of the issues. The Deans will decide upon one or more of the following courses of action:
      • Dismissal of the Issues
      • Conduct Warning
      • Disciplinary Action
      • Suspension or Dismissal of the Student(s)

Academic Probation

Satisfactory academic progress is defined as maintaining a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0 each academic semester. Failure to maintain this standard may jeopardize a student’s ability to receive financial aid and will eventually result in Academic Probation for the student. A student will be placed on Academic Probation status if his or her cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0. While on Academic Probation, each student must earn at least a 2.0 GPA each academic semester or they will be dismissed from Manna University. Academic Probation status will end once a student’s cumulative GPA is above a 2.0. Manna University maintains the right to adjust this policy on a case-by-case basis at its own discretion.

Class Attendance

Each instructor will determine how student participation affects their final grade within each course.

Administrative Withdrawal Due to Lack of Engagement

Online and On Campus Classes

Students will be administratively withdrawn from class if they allow the specified time frame to pass per term (see chart below) without  participating in the class.

Semester Weeks without Participation
15-week Graduate Semesters Must participate within the first 2 weeks
15-week Undergraduate Semesters Must participate within the first 2 weeks
8-week Undergraduate Terms Must participate within the first week
15-week Hybrids with 1-week on-campus
intensives (Graduate and Undergraduate)
Must participate no later than day 2 of
the on-campus intensive

Participation is defined as:

  • Submitting any official class assignment (such as a discussion board, quiz, etc.)

Again, failure to participate in the class within the specified time frame for each term will result in an Administrative Withdrawal (AW).

Requesting to Rejoin a Class

Each semester, students will have one opportunity per class to be re-enrolled after an Administrative Withdrawal. Students must officially request reinstatement by contacting the Registrar at 910.221.2224 or emailing Registrar@Manna.edu and clearly stating their desire to be reinstated. The Registrar will process the request per the direction of the Academic Office.

Each student will have 5 business days from the date they are informed of the Administrative Withdrawal to request reinstatement. Failure to request reinstatement within the 5-daytimeframe will result in denial of reentry.

Although each Manna University instructor determines how student participation affects their final grades within each course, class engagement is essential for satisfactory academic achievement. Students are responsible for knowing and meeting all course requirements including tests, assignments, and class participation. Regular attendance in classes is expected. Faculty members evaluate each student’s record of attendance in arriving at a final grade.

Student Grievance Procedures & Appeals

Grievances

Should a student have a grievance of an academic nature, the student should first appeal to the faculty member. If the student has already done this without satisfaction, they may submit the grievance in writing to the Academic Dean. The Academic Dean will take appropriate action to resolve the grievance according to Manna University policies. If the grievance is against the Academic Dean, students may appeal to the President.

Appeals

If a student submitting a grievance is not satisfied with the determination of the Academic Dean, the matter will be brought to the Manna University President for further review and appropriate action. The President’s decision is final.

For Detailed Procedures for Other Undergraduate and Graduate Student Complaints (Online and On Campus), please access the following hyperlink: https://manna.edu/student-complaint-procedures-appeals/

 

Student Record Policy

Transcripts

Requests for official transcripts will be processed through the Manna.edu website. Transcripts of course credit will be released only upon the written request of the student, in accordance with the Buckley Amendment. All financial obligations to the University must be paid in full prior to the issuing of transcripts. A $9.00 per-copy transcript fee must be paid prior to issue. Requests for transcripts cannot be made by phone.

Educational Rights and Privacy

Manna University abides by the requirements of the Buckley Amendment. Certain information pertaining to a student of this College is confidential. Confidential information will only be released by written consent of the student. Information collected at the time of registration such as telephone numbers or addresses will be used only for university business and campus life communications.

Complete academic records are maintained by the Office of the Registrar. Grades are posted online at the end of each term. Cumulative records are issued only upon written request from the student. Provisions of the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act of 1974 are observed in the release of information to third parties. The following information is confidential and can only be released to an outside or third party as specified in writing by the student:

  • Details of the academic record;
  • Details of any disciplinary actions; and
  • Letters of recommendation and other communications of this type.

The following information is not considered confidential:

  • Dates of College attendance;
  • Whether or not the student graduated from the College; and
  • Degree(s) received, and dates(s) conferred.

Graduation Requirements

ENG 107: New Student Orientation is an eight-week online course that teaches the basics of functioning well within the Manna University community, to include technology requirements such as basic file management, Populi learning management system functionality, and basic college writing help such as Turabian/Chicago Style Research Paper format. As of Spring 2021, this course must be taken by all new students (in all certificate and degree programs) during the first semester a student is enrolled at Manna University.

For all Associate of Arts degree programs, a total of 61 credit hours plus four approved Leadership in Action (LIA) units are required for graduation. LIA units will not exceed the number of semesters enrolled at Manna University.

For all Bachelor of Arts degree programs, a total of 121 credit hours plus eight approved LIA units are required for graduation. LIA units will not exceed the number of semesters enrolled at Manna University.

For all Certificate programs, a total of 31 credit hours plus two approved Leadership in Action (LIA) units are required for graduation. LIA units will not exceed the number of semesters enrolled at Manna University.

For TheExperience Internship Certificate programs, a total of 31 credit hours of academic work and two practicums are required for completion.

All candidates for a degree or certificate must file a formal Intent to Graduate Application to the Registrar and pay the graduation application fee. A student must earn no less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to graduate. All Bachelor of Arts students must also complete the ABHE Bible Knowledge exit exam prior to graduation. In addition, all financial obligations to Manna University must be satisfied prior to graduation. All graduating students are encouraged to attend commencement ceremonies. Graduation requirements are subject to change.

Catalog Requirements

Students admitted to the school are subject to the catalog under which they matriculated.

Students may remain under the provisions of that catalog as long as they maintain continuous enrollment. Students who interrupt their studies must reapply for admission and are subject to the catalog in use at the time of re-enrollment. Students are responsible for knowing and understanding academic policies related to their program. Students should be familiar with the information in the Academic Catalog and the Student Handbook. All students are also encouraged to seek academic advising each semester before registering for classes.

Petition for Graduation

Manna University’s Commencement Ceremony usually occurs each year on a Saturday in May. Students expecting to graduate must file an intent to graduate application with the Registrar before the end of January. To participate in the commencement ceremony, students must be within 6 semester hours of completing all coursework for certificates or degrees. Diplomas and final transcripts will be mailed to students after the Registrar’s Office confirms that all coursework has been completed and all financial obligations to Manna University have been met. Diplomas and final transcripts are made available (or mailed) to students in June or as soon as all graduation audits have been completed by the Registrar.

Listed below are the requirements to graduate with Honors:

3.90 – 4.0 Summa Cum Laude
3.80 -3.89 Magna Cum Laude
3.70- 3.79 Cum Laude

Leadership in Action Requirements

The Leadership in Action (LIA) program is designed to enrich students’ experience as growing leaders by integrating Christian faith, leadership development, and academic instruction. Bachelor of Arts students are required to complete 8 (at most) Leadership in Action projects, and Associate of Arts students are required 4 (at most) LIA projects before graduation. Certificate students are required 2 (at most) LIA projects before graduation. Manna University does not require a student to complete more LIA projects than the number of semesters the student is enrolled.

The mission of Manna University is to prepare emerging leaders to change the world. A vital component of the mission is Leadership in Action. We expect Manna University students to actively demonstrate their Christian commitment through participation in local ministry and to apply classroom work with everyday encounters. The goal of the Leadership in Action program is to enrich each student’s educational experience as well as serve the community and the church. Degree students must participate in this program faithfully as a requirement for graduation. This commitment may be fulfilled in a variety of ways depending on the student’s interests, talents, and calling. Manna University graduates have involved themselves in a wide range of effective/beneficial ministry experiences including leading small groups, volunteering at local community ministries, and designing and implementing missions events. Each semester, it will be the responsibility of the student to work with a ministry supervisor (overseeing pastor or elder, agency director, etc.) to record and reflect on their Leadership in Action, including their contribution to the ministry and lessons learned.

An LIA project must be:

  • an outreach to the community,
  • a leadership position for an event,
  • or a consistent position of service (with a minimum of a three-month commitment to that position).

Grading System

The grading scale used by the faculty of Manna University is based on a 4.0 Grade Point Average system. The grading scale is as follows:

Grade Point
Average
Letter
Grade
Equivalent
Percentile
Grade
4.00 A 93–100
3.67 A- 90-92
3.33 B+ 87-89
3.00 B 83-86
2.67 B- 80-82
2.33 C+ 77-79
2.00 C 73-76
1.67 C- 70-72
1.33 D+ 67-69
1.00 D 63-66
0.67 D- 60-62
0.00 F 0-59

 

Administration & Faculty

Manna University is a Christian Institution that operates under a religious exemption and is not subject to religious discrimination requirements. Manna University’s hiring practices and EEO discrimination practices are in full compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions) and permits them to give employment practice preference to members of their own religious beliefs. Therefore, Manna University only hires Christians for faculty and staff positions.

More specifically, the administration, faculty, and staff of Manna University are all born- again, Spirit-filled Christians who are committed to the teachings of the Christian Bible and to the vision of Manna University. Likewise, all faculty members have thorough knowledge of their subject matter and possess the appropriate credentials and/or extensive practical experience necessary for their areas of instruction.

 

Board of Directors

Steven Crowther, M.A.T.S., Ph.D.
President of Manna University, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Tim Ajani, Ph.D.
Three-year term of office, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Juan Bermudez
Three-year term of office, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Tyrant Davenport, B.Div.
Three-year term of office, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Paul Devine, B.S., M.B.A.
Three-year term of office, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Clement Ferris, B.A., M.A., Th.D.
Three-year term of office, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Jonathan Fletcher, B.A.
Three-year term of office, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Kate Griesser, P.T., M.B.A., D.P.T.
Three-year term of office, Raeford, North Carolina

Faculty

(*Core Faculty)

Full Time

*Steven Crowther, M.A.T.S., Ph.D.
Theology, Christian History, Leadership, and Practical Ministry
Steven received his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Global Leadership from Regent University. He serves on the board of LEAD Ministries, a mission organization. He has taught at Manna University since 2003. Steven has published articles in Inner Resources, Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership, The Journal of Value-Based Leadership, and Global CEO. He is the author of Peter on Leadership: A Contemporary Exegetical Analysis.

*Stefanie Ertel, B.Div, M.A.
Leadership
Stefanie received her Bachelor of Divinity at Manna University and her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Organizational Development Consulting at Regent University. Her experience includes more than 10 years of teaching experience, leadership consulting for organizations, and
working in higher education since 2011. She has taught and directed the undergraduate School of Leadership at Manna University since 2014.

*Elsa McBride, B.A., M.L.S.
Library
Elsa received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Library Science from North Carolina Central University in Durham. She has been a Librarian at Manna University since 2019.

*Ronald McBride, B.S., M.L.S.
Leadership and Ministry
Ron received his B.S. from Fayetteville State University and his M.L.S. from North Carolina Central University, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Liberty University. Ron has also completed 33+ credit hours of graduate studies from Manna University. He previously took undergraduate courses at Manna Christian College, Grace Presbytery School of Ministry, and Manna University. Since November of 1986, Ron has served as a volunteer leader at Manna Church serving as a youth minister, church planter, worship leader, small-group leader, growth-track teacher, children’s-church teacher, site host, and as a deacon at Manna Church Hope Mills. He served 23 years as a high school English teacher, school librarian, and debate coach before becoming the Academic Dean at Manna University in January of 2015.

*John McIntyre, B.Div, M.A.R., Ed.S.
Theology and Biblical Studies
John received a Bachelor of Divinity from Manna University, a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and an Educational Specialist from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. For several years he also served as the Executive Director of Fayetteville Area Youth for Christ. John began teaching at Manna University in the spring of 2012.

Part -Time

*Robert Clanton B.A., M.Div., D.Min.
Biblical Studies and Church History
Bob Clanton has served in pastoral ministry for over 35 years. He is the Senior Pastor of New Life Community Church of Monroe, Louisiana. He received his M.Div. from Melodyland School of Theology and his D.Min. from Reformed Theological Seminary.

Ron Crews B.A., M.Div., D.Min.
Biblical Studies
Ron received his BA from Stetson University, his MDiv from Columbia Theological Seminary, and his D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He served as Academic Dean for Manna University from 2008-2012. Ron has served as a pastor, church planter, member of the Georgia House of Representatives, and as an Army Chaplain. He currently serves as Endorsing Agent for mPact Churches and as Executive Director for Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.

Justin Crowther, B. Div., M.B.A.
Mathematics
Justin received his Bachelor’s from Manna University and his M.B.A. from Regent University. He has taught at Manna University since 2015.

Jerry Daley, B.S., M.Div.
Spiritual Development and Leadership
The Chancellor of Manna University, Jerry received his Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy and his Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Leading a lifestyle of spiritual leadership, Jerry has served as a church planter and senior pastor and as spiritual father and mentor to other pastors. He founded Grace Churches International, a church network affiliated with Manna University.

Gary Faulkner, B.Div., M.A.T. S.
Biblical Studies and Theology
Gary received his Bachelor of Divinity (Summa Cum Laude) from Manna University and his Master of Arts in Theological Studies-Biblical Studies Major (with distinction) from Liberty University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity in Theology from Liberty University. Gary has been the Head Deacon of Manna Church’s Hope Mills Site since its inception and has served as a volunteer leader at Manna Church for more than a decade in various leadership roles.

*Chris Fletcher, B.A., M.A.C.L.
School of Worship
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Campbell University and his Master of Christian Leadership with a Worship Ministry Focus from Manna University. He serves as the Executive Pastor of Manna Church in Fayetteville, NC and leads worship at the Cliffdale site. He is married to Rachel and has three children: Jaedon, Brooklyn and Norah.

Michael Fletcher, B.Th., M.Min.
Theology and Leadership
Michael received his Bachelor of Theology from Manna Christian College and his Master of Ministry from Southwestern Christian University. He is the President of mPact Churches, the Senior Pastor of Manna Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and a published author. Michael has taught at Manna University since 2000.

*Richard Gaffney, B.S., M.A.
Biblical Studies and Missions
Dick received his Bachelor of Science at Campbell University and his Master of Arts in Biblical Studies at Regent University. His experience includes being a missionary, the Assistant Director of University Language Services in Tulsa, and a missions pastor for 12 years. He has taught at Manna University since 2007 and has directed the School of Missions since 2007.

Ben Goodman B.A., M.A.
Philosophy and Practical Ministry
Ben received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and History from Rutgers College and his Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an international minister, he leads conferences on prophetic ministry, spiritual development, and church life, and serves on leadership oversight teams for several church networks. He began teaching at Manna University in the summer of 2013.

*Tom Johnson, B.Div, M.A.R., M.Div., D.Min. (ABD)
Biblical Studies, Missions, and Practical Ministry
Tom received his Bachelor of Divinity from Manna University and his Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Divinity from Liberty University. He is currently ABD status pursuing a D. Min from Regent University. Tom is a seasoned pastor and missionary having served in many countries, including five years in Romania representing Grace Churches International. Tom serves as our Dean of Distance Education and has taught at Manna University since the Fall of 2010.

David Michalski, B.M., B.Th., M.A.
Worship and Biblical Studies
David received a degree in music performance from Humber College of Music in 1979 and a Master of Arts in Applied Biblical Studies from Moody Seminary in 2015. David has pastored for more than 30 years to include many pastoral roles at Manna Church in Fayetteville, NC. David has taught at Manna University since 2011.

Ashton Milliken, B.A., M.M.
School of Worship
Ashton received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Campbell University and his Master of Music from Liberty University. He is currently a drummer for The US Army Bands. He has taught at Manna University since Spring of 2021.

Alec Powers, B.A., M.M.
School of Worship
Alec received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Campbell University and his Master of Music from East Carolina University. He has taught at Manna University since 2015.

Ellie Schulz, B.A., M.A.
English
Ellie received her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and Social Studies from Houston Baptist University and her Master of Arts in English from National University. Prior to Manna University, she taught English, American History and Literature, and English as a Second Language at the high-school level. She began teaching at Manna University in the fall of 2012.

*Carlo Serrano, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Counseling and Practical Ministry
Carlo Serrano has a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. He received his MA in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University following a BA in Psychology from American Military University. He is currently a leadership consultant, the Teaching Pastor for oneChurch.tv in Clarksville, TN, and an Adjunct Professor at Manna University. Carlo and his wife Jaemi have two sons, Tony and David. He began teaching at Manna University in the summer of 2013.

Chris Shinnick, B.A., M.Div.
Biblical Studies and Practical Ministry
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He spent several years as the Teaching Pastor at Manna Church and is now leading a Manna Church plant in West Florida. Chris started teaching at Manna University in the spring of 2011.

Cynthia Suffern, B.A., M.A.
Cultural Anthropology, World Religions, Philosophy and Worldview
Cynthia received a B.A. in RTVMP from UNC at Chapel Hill, a certificate in teaching English as a Second Language from Duke, and a Master of Arts in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC. She began teaching at Manna University in the spring of 2014.

University Administration

Jerry Daley, B.S., M.Div., D.Min. (ABD)
Chancellor

Steven Crowther, M.A.T.S., Ph.D.
President

Ronald McBride, B.S., M.L.S.
Academic Dean and Senior VP

Cathy Lucas, B.S., M.A.
Vice President of Administration

Omayra Coon, B.A., C.P.A.
Chief Financial Officer

Terri Crowther
Bookkeeper

John McIntyre, B.Div, M.A.R.
Director of Operations

Stefanie Ertel, B.Div., M.A.
Dean of Distance Education

Tom Johnson, B.Div., M.A.R., M.Div. and D.Min (ABD)
Dean of Doctoral Studies

Elsa McBride, B.A., M.L.S.
Dean of Library Service

Diane Axon, B.Div., M.A., Ed.D.
Dean of Students

Mark Wilhite
Registrar

Taylor Boyce
Assistant Registrar

Sharyn Teague, A.D., B.S.
Director of Assessment, Planning, and Accreditation

Elisabeth Chivers
Director of Institutional Research

Andre Spell
Director of Veteran Services

Frank Brazell, B.A.
Dean of Enrollment Management

Matéa Baltic
Senior Enrollment Counselor

Academic Calendar

2021 – 2022 Manna University Academic Calendar

Summer Semester 2021 (15 Weeks)
This Semester Begins Manna U’s 2021-2022 Academic Year
Mar 30 – May 2 Registration
May 3 Late Registration Begins
(Drop Add 24 May and 31 May)
May 10 Courses Open in Populi for Students to View
May 17 Summer Semester Begins
(15-Week and 8-Week Term A)
May 17 – 23 First Week of Class
May 22 Commencement Ceremony
(Deadline to apply is January 31, 2021)
May 24 Add/Drop “Add” Deadline
(See Refund Policy Section)
May 31 Add/Drop “Drop” Deadline
(See Refund Policy Section)
May 31 Memorial Day (No On-Campus Classes; Assignments Still Due)
Jul 5 8-Week Term B Begins
Jul 11 8-Week Term A Ends
Jul 12 Term B Add/Drop “Add” Deadline
(See Refund Policy Section)
Jul 19 Term B Add/Drop “Drop” Deadline
(See Refund Policy Section)
Aug 23 – 29 Last Week of Class
Aug 29 Last Day of Summer Semester
Fall Semester 2021 (15 Weeks)
Mar 30 – Aug 15 Registration
Aug 16 Experience Internship Begins
Aug 16 Late Registration Begins
Aug 23 Courses Open in Populi for Students to View
Aug 30 Fall Semester Begins (15-Week and 8-Week Term A)
Aug 30 – Sep 5 First Week of Class
Sep 6 Labor Day – Manna University Closed and No Classes
Sep 7 Add/Drop “Add” Deadline
(See Refund Policy Section)
Sep 8 Fall Convocation (Live and Video Access) 6:00 – 6:30pm EST
Sep 13 Add/Drop “Drop” Deadline
(See Refund Policy Section)
Sep 18 GCD 5K Dream Run (Fayetteville, NC)
Sep 27 8 Week Term H Begins
Oct 4 Term H Add/Drop “Add” Deadline
(See Refund Policy Section)
Oct 11 Term H Add/Drop “Drop” Deadline
(See Refund Policy Section)
Oct 18 8-Week Term B Begins
Oct 24 8-Week Term A Ends
Oct 25 Term B Add/Drop “Add” Deadline
(See Refund Policy Section)
Nov 1 Term B Add/Drop “Drop” Deadline
(See Refund Policy Section)
Nov 21 8 Week Term H Ends
Nov 22 – 26 Reading Week – No On-Campus Classes; Assignments Still Due
Dec 6 – 12 Last Week of Class
Dec 12 Last Day of Fall Semester
Spring Semester 2022 (15 Weeks)
Jun 10 – Jan 2 Registration
Jan 3 Late Registration Begins
Jan 4 Experience Internship Begins
Jan 10 Spring Semester Begins (Hybrid Courses Only – On-Campus Lectures)
Jan 10 – 15 Spring Hybrid Courses On-Campus Dates (M-F, 6-10pm & Sat, 9am-2pm)
Jan 10 All Courses Open in Populi for Students to View
Jan 17 Martin Luther King Day (No On-Campus Classes)
Jan 18 Spring Semester Begins (15-Week Traditional and 8-Week Term A)
Jan 18 – 23 First Week of Class
Jan 24 Add/Drop “Add” Deadline (See Refund Policy Section)
Jan 31 Add/Drop “Drop” Deadline (See Refund Policy Section)
Feb 14 8-Week Term H Begins
Feb 21 Term H Add/Drop “Add” Deadline (See Refund Policy Section)
Feb 28 Term H Add/Drop “Drop” Deadline (See Refund Policy Section)
Mar 7 8-Week Term B Begins
Mar 13 8-Week Term A Ends
Mar 14 Term B Add/Drop “Add” Deadline (See Refund Policy Section)
Mar 21 Term B Add/Drop “Drop” Deadline (See Refund Policy Section)
Apr 10 8-Week Term H Ends
Apr 17 Easter Sunday
Apr 18 – 22 Reading Week – No On-Campus Classes; Assignments Still Due
Apr 25 – May 1 Last Week of Class
May 1 Last Day of Spring Semester
May 9 Summer Semester Begins (15 Week and 8-Week A Term)
May 21 Commencement Ceremony (Deadline to apply is Jan 31, 2022)

 

Curriculum

Manna University

It is the stated goal of all programs of study that Manna University is “Preparing Emerging Leaders to Change the World.” Manna University intends to develop to the fullest the God-given potential of individual students and to prepare them for living a life of Christian stewardship that is responsible to God for the advancement of His kingdom. This goal for each individual’s development and preparation for service is in keeping with the mandate of Scripture: “As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God; whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and dominion forever and ever” (l Peter 4:10-11).

theExperience Internship

(One and Two-Year Programs)

Manna University’s Partnership with the local church gives theExperience students access to world-class academic courses at Manna University, while simultaneously giving them real-world ministry experience within the local church. Since all of our undergraduate degree programs may be completed through our Online Campus, qualified students in “theExperience” may immediately begin working on any of Manna University’s Certificates, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s Degrees. For the 2021-22 Academic Year, theExperience Internship Programs are approved to operate at two Manna University sites: Manna University’s Main Campus in Fayetteville, NC and the Grace Life Church Site in Columbia, SC. Manna University plans to add additional “theExperience” sites in future years. Each Manna University internship site determines which on-campus focus-area tracks they will offer each semester. On-campus course offerings also vary from site to site. Those applying to join the Experience must apply and interview for this program (to both the local church site and Manna University). Additional fees are required for theExperience Interns. Please see the Tuition and Fees section within this Academic Catalog for more details. These one-year and two-year internship-based programs cultivate the heart and skills of the Christian influencer. Program leaders seek individuals desiring to develop a solid Christian foundation to effectively influence others in college and university settings, in the marketplace, and/or in other methods of part-time or full-time ministry. “theExperience” joins foundational academic and theological instruction with leadership and character development—all in the context of real- world ministry opportunities where students may practice what they learn under the guidance of experienced leaders. “theExperience” one-year program requires 31 credit hours of academic work to earn a Certificate. Those who graduate from the first-year program may apply to be accepted as second- year interns. Although spots are limited for these second-year intern positions, all graduates of the first-year internship program are encouraged to complete further coursework at Manna University. Acceptance into the first-year and second-year internship programs requires joint approval by theExperience Internship Director and the Admissions Department of Manna University. Successful completion of each program is based on 1) Academic performance that meets the standards for graduation for Manna University and 2) Satisfactory participation in the internship, as determined by the internship director. For more information about theExperience, visit www.Manna.edu.

“theExperience” First-Year (Certificate) Program Objectives

The student will do the following:

  • Be equipped with skills for a lifetime of Kingdom living involving personal character development.
  • Develop leadership skills to influence the world around them.
  • Be able to plan, organize, and implement Kingdom-oriented projects.
  • Build a solid foundation of faith, character, and leadership.

“theExperience” Second-Year (Associate of Arts) Program Objectives

The student will do the following:

  • Be equipped with skills for a lifetime of Kingdom living involving personal character Associate development.
  • Develop leadership skills to influence the world around them.
  • Be able to plan, organize, and implement outreach programs targeting youth.
  • Be knowledgeable, articulate, and model Kingdom-oriented people, Kingdom hearts with skills of influence, and be able to launch the next generation of leaders who will be able to hear, “well done, my good and faithful servant.”

School of Divinity

Program Objectives

This program will do the following:

  • Confront the student with the Word of God proclaiming humanity’s alienation from God and God’s work of redemption in Christ (Bible) and explore ramifications of this Gospel for the student’s personal life and the work of the Church in the world (theology).
  • Equip the student with the tools to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Bring about the student’s increased understanding of the world in which one lives, including history and philosophy.
  • Give the student a sense of preparedness by providing practical ministry experience.

Certificate in Church Leadership

The Certificate of Church Leadership is ideal for people who are already working in ministry but desire additional formal biblical training. The courses required for this program provide solid biblical and ministry training while also providing some flexibility regarding ministry focus. All of the courses within this certificate program may also count toward one of the Bachelor’s Degree programs at Manna University.

Certificate in Church Leadership course list (31 credit hours)
Bible & Theology Electives (Complete ENG 107 plus any three credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
*ENG 107 Undergraduate New Student Orientation 1
BIB 201 Writing of John 3
BIB 301 Synoptic Gospels 3
BIB 302 Pauline Epistles and Leadership 3
BIB 303 Book of Romans 3
THE 103 Introduction to Apologetics 3
Total Credit Hours: 4
Leadership Electives (Complete any three credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
CLG 480 Church Growth 3
CNS 220 Psychology of a Leader 3
Total Credit Hours: 3
Ministry Electives (Complete any three credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 401 Pastoral Ministry 3
CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
CNS 402 Marriage and Family in Society 3
Total Credit Hours: 3
Program Nonelectives (Complete all twenty-one credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 104 Hermeneutics 3
CLG 410 Homiletics 3
HST 201 Church History II 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 21

Associate of Arts in Divinity Degree

The two-year Associate of Arts in Divinity program is suited for the student who desires additional training for the purpose of serving in the local church. This program offers a wide range of courses relevant to leadership and educational ministries. Courses are aligned in three specific disciplines: Biblical Studies, Theology, and Practical Ministry. Associate of Divinity students will be required to complete 61 credit hours of required courses plus fulfill the Leadership in Action requirement.

Associate of Arts in Divinity course list (61 credit hours)
Bible & Theology Nonelectives (Complete all twenty-two credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 107 Undergraduate New Student Orientation 1
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 104 Hermeneutics 3
BIB 201 Writings of John 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 22
Bible & Theology Electives (Complete any nine credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 210 Book of Hebrews 3
BIB 301 Synoptic Gospels 3
BIB 302 Pauline Epistles and Leadership 3
BIB 303 Book of Romans 3
BIB 330 Book of Revelation 3
ELE 109 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
THE 103 Introduction to Apologetics 3
THE 201 Systematic Theology I 3
THE 202 Systematic Theology II 3
Total Credit Hours: 9
General Studies Nonelectives (Complete all six credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Writing 3
ENG 112 Research for Writing 3
Total Credit Hours: 6
General Studies Electives (Complete any six credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
ELE 101 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 102 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ENG 101 Effective Communication 3
HST 101 Church History I 3
HST 201 Church History II 3
HUM 130 Communicating to Oral Cultures 3
MIS 301 Cultural Anthropology 3
MTH 211 College Mathematics 3
PHL 101 Philosophy and Worldview 3
PHL 102 World Religions 3
Total Credit Hours: 6
Natural Science/Mathematics Elective (Complete any three credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
MTH 211 College Mathematics 3
SCI 301 Creation Science 3
SCI 310 Biology 3
Total Credit Hours: 3
Leadership Electives (Complete any six credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 1.5
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 1.5
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
CLG 211 Church Life 3
CLG 247 Leadership Practicum II(a) 1.5
CLG 248 Leadership Practicum II(b) 1.5
CLG 260 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I 3
CLG 261 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II 3
CLG 270 Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others 3
CLG 282 Personal Growth and Leadership 3
CNS 220 Psychology of a Leader 3
LEA 201 Ethics 3
LEA 202 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving for Leadership 3
LEA 210 Christian Leadership 3
LEA 220 Mentoring and Coaching 3
LEA 230 Strategic Leadership 3
LEA 310 Introduction to Organizational Leadership 3
LEA 322 Servant Leadership 3
PHL 120 Philosophy of Leading Teams 3
Total Credit Hours: 6
Ministry Electives (Complete any nine credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
CLG 113 Leadership Habits & Attitudes I 3
CLG 114 Leadership Habits & Attitudes II 3
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 1.5
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 1.5
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
CLG 211 Church Life 3
CLG 247 Leadership Practicum II(a) 1.5
CLG 248 Leadership Practicum II(b) 1.5
CLG 260 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I 3
CLG 261 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II 3
CLG 270 Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others 3
CLG 282 Personal Growth and Leadership 3
CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
CNS 201 Counseling I 3
CNS 211 Introduction to Life Coaching 3
CNS 220 Psychology of a Leader 3
CNS 301 Counseling II 3
CNS 402 Marriage and Family in Society 3
HUM 130 Communicating to Oral Cultures 3
MIS 202 Cross Cultural Ministry I: General Focus 3
PHL 101 Philosophy and Worldview 3
Total Credit Hours: 9

Bachelor of Arts in Divinity Degree

The Bachelor of Divinity Degree program is a four-year course of study suited to the student who desires extensive training for the purpose of leadership in the local church. Courses have been aligned in three specific disciplines: Biblical Studies, Theology, and Practical Ministry. In addition to the 121 hours of academic studies, students are required to fulfill the Leadership in Action requirement.

Bachelor of Arts in Divinity course list (121 credit hours)
Bible & Theology Nonelectives (Complete all thirty-four credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 107 Undergraduate New Student Orientation 1
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 104 Hermeneutics 3
BIB 201 Writings of John 3
BIB 301 Synoptic Gospels 3
BIB 401 Book of Mark 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THE 201 Kingdom of God 3
THE 202 Systematic Theology II 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 34
Bible & Theology Electives (Complete any nine credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 201 Writings of John 3
BIB 210 Book of Hebrews 3
BIB 302 Pauline Epistles and Leadership 3
BIB 303 Book of Romans 3
BIB 310 Pastoral Epistles 3
BIB 320 Book of Jonah 3
BIB 330 Book of Revelation 3
BIB 411 1 Peter: Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation 3
ELE 109 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
THE 103 Introduction to Apologetics 3
Total Credit Hours: 9
General Studies Nonelectives (Complete all twenty-four credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
ENG 111 College Writing 3
ENG 112 Research for Writing 3
HST 101 Church History I 3
HST 201 Church History II 3
MIS 301 Cultural Anthropology 3
MTH 211 College Mathematics 3
SCI 301 Creation Science 3
Total Credit Hours: 24
General Studies Electives (Complete any nine credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
ELE 101 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 102 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 103 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ENG 101 Effective Communication 3
ENG 201 The Writings of C.S. Lewis 3
HST 302 History of Great Leaders 3
HST 304 Survey of Music History 3
HST 320 History of Missions 3
PHL 101 Philosophy and Worldview 3
PHL 102 World Religions 3
SCI 310 Biology 3
Total Credit Hours:

9

Leadership Electives (Complete any twelve credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CLG 113

Leadership Habits & Attitudes I

3

CLG 114

Leadership Habits & Attitudes II

3

CLG 145

Leadership Practicum I(a)

1.5

CLG 146

Leadership Practicum I(b)

1.5

CLG 201

Spiritual Formation

3

CLG 211

Church Life

3

CLG 247

Leadership Practicum II(a)

1.5

CLG 248

Leadership Practicum II(b)

1.5

CLG 260

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I

3

CLG 261

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II

3

CLG 270

Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others

3

CLG 282

Personal Growth and Leadership

3

CNS 220

Psychology of a Leader

3

ELE 104

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

ELE 105

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

LEA 201

Ethics

3

LEA 202

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving for Leadership

3

LEA 210

Christian Leadership

3

LEA 220

Mentoring and Coaching

3

LEA 230

Strategic Leadership

3

LEA 240

Research and Analysis for Leadership

3

LEA 310

Introduction to Organizational Leadership

3

LEA 322

Servant Leadership

3

LEA 330

Foundations of Marketing

3

LEA 411

Leadership in 1 Peter

3

LEA 420

Global and Cross Cultural Leadership

3

LEA 440

Collaborative Teams and Innovation

3

LEA 460

Social Entrepreneurship

3

PHL 120

Philosophy of Leading Teams

3

Total Credit Hours:

12

Ministry Electives (Complete any twelve credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
CLG 113 Leadership Habits & Attitudes I 3
CLG 114 Leadership Habits & Attitudes II 3
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 1.5
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 1.5
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
CLG 211 Church Life 3
CLG 247 Leadership Practicum II(a) 1.5
CLG 248 Leadership Practicum II(b) 1.5
CLG 260 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I 3
CLG 261 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II 3
CLG 270 Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others 3
CLG 282 Personal Growth and Leadership 3
CLG 401 Pastoral Ministry 3
CLG 480 Church Growth 3
CNS 201 Counseling I 3
CNS 211 Introduction to Life Coaching 3
CNS 301 Counseling II 3
CNS 402 Marriage and Family in Society 3
ELE 106 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 107 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 108 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
HUM 130 Communicating to Oral Cultures 3
MIS 130 Concepts in Leading Short-Term Missions 3
MIS 200 Missions and the Local Church 3
MIS 201 World Missions 3
MIS 202 Cross Cultural Ministry I: General Focus 3
MIS 311 Cross Cultural Ministry II: Middle East Focus 3
MIS 401 Preparation for a Career in Missions 3
PHL 101 Philosophy and Worldview 3
Total Credit Hours: 12
Program Nonelectives (Complete all twenty-one credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
CLG 211 Church Life 3
CLG 410 Homiletics 3
CNS 201 Counseling I 3
ENG 495 Senior Seminar & Capstone 3
GRK 301 Greek I 3
LEA 201 Ethics 3
Total Credit Hours:

21

Minor Programs

Students may wish to pursue a Minor course of study along with the Bachelor of Arts in Divinity Degree. Minor programs will consist of 21 semester hours of study within the same area of concentration (Christian Leadership, Intercultural Studies, or Worship Ministry).

School of Worship Ministry

The Worship Ministry program includes both instrumental and vocal training. The Worship Ministry Program offers a 21-credit-hour minor, a 31-credit-hour (one-year) Certificate of Worship Ministry, a 61-credit-hour (two-year) Associate of Arts in Worship Ministry, and a 121-credit-hour (four-year) Bachelor of Arts in Worship Ministry. Also, transfer students who have completed an Associate of Arts degree from an approved college or university may apply to the Bachelor of Arts Transfer Program, a focused core program consisting of approximately 61 credit hours. Worship Ministry students are required to participate in local-church worship-team practices and church services at designated times each week of the semester. Distance Education and Online students will complete this worship-team requirement at a local church within each of their own communities.

Worship Ministry students must also pay a Worship Practicum fee for each Applied Instrumental Techniques course that they take. For the 2021-22 year, this fee is $350 per Applied Instrumental Techniques course (12-15 vocal or instrumental lessons per course). For each A.I.T. course, students may specialize in one area or complete a combination of two. It is strongly recommended that students take only one Applied Instrumental Techniques course per semester.

All students, both On-Campus and Distance Education, who intend to enroll in the School of Worship Ministry must audition with the program director either in-person or digitally.

Program Objectives

This program will do the following:

  • Equip the student with the tools to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Give the student a sense of preparedness by providing practical worship ministry experience.
  • Equip the student to integrate Christian principles into critical thinking and decision-making in one’s personal and/or professional life.
  • Give the student a working knowledge of Biblical concepts of worship ministry to meet the needs of diverse audiences/targeted age groups and organizational settings.
  • Equip the student to integrate a Biblical worldview into the practice of worship ministry and leadership.
  • Give the student an understanding of music theory and application within a worship ministry context.
  • Equip the student with an understanding of historical and Biblical models of worship ministry with their implications for the contemporary context.
Certificate in Worship Ministry course list (31 credit hours)
Bible & Theology Electives (Complete ENG 107 plus any twelve credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
*ENG 107 Undergraduate New Student Orientation 1
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 104 Hermeneutics 3
BIB 201 Writings of John 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 13
General Studies Nonelective (Complete all three credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Writing 3
Total Credit Hours: 3
 General Studies Electives (Complete any three credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
ENG 101 Effective Communication 3
ENG 112 Research and Writing 3
HST 101 Church History I 3
HST 201 Church History II 3
HUM 130 Communicating to Oral Cultures 3
MTH 211 College Mathematics 3
PHL 101 Philosophy and Worldview 3
SCI 301 Creation Science 3
Total Credit Hours: 3
Leadership Electives (Complete any three credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 1.5
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 1.5
LEA 201 Ethics 3
Credit Hours: 3
Ministry Electives (Complete any nine credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
PHL 120 Philosophy of Leading Teams 3
WSH 110 Applied Instrumental Techniques I 1
WSH 111 Applied Instrumental Techniques II 1
WSH 122 Music Theory I 3
WSH 123 Music Theory II 3
WSH 180 Weekend Experience 1(a) 0.5
WSH 181 Weekend Experience 1(b) 0.5
WSH 230 Worship Essentials 3
WSH 270 Songwriting 3
Total Credit Hours: 9
Associate of Arts in Worship Ministry course list (61 credit hours)
Bible & Theology Nonelectives (Complete all twenty-two credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 107 Undergraduate New Student Orientation 1
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 104 Hermeneutics 3
BIB 201 Writings of John 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 22
General Studies Nonelectives (Complete all six credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Writing 3
ENG 112 Research for Writing 3
Total Credit Hours: 6
General Studies Electives (Complete any six credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
ELE 101 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 101 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ENG 101 Effective Communication 3
HST 101 Church History I 3
HST 201 Church History II 3
HUM 130 Communicating to Oral Cultures 3
MIS 301 Cultural Anthropology 3
PHL 101 Philosophy and Worldview 3
PHL 102 World Religions 3
SCI 301 Creation Science 3
Total Credit Hours: 6
 Natural Science/Mathematics Elective (Complete any three credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
MTH 211 College Mathematics 3
SCI 301 Creation Science 3
SCI 310 Biology 3
Total Credit Hours: 3
Leadership Electives (Complete any nine credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 113 Leadership Habits & Attitudes I 3
CLG 114 Leadership Habits & Attitudes II 3
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 1.5
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 1.5
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
CLG 211 Church Life 3
CLG 247 Leadership Practicum II(a) 1.5
CLG 248 Leadership Practicum II(b) 1.5
CLG 260 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I 3
CLG 261 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II 3
CLG 270 Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others 3
CLG 282 Personal Growth and Leadership 3
CNS 220 Psychology of a Leader 3
LEA 201 Ethics 3
LEA 202 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving for Leadership 3
LEA 210 Christian Leadership 3
LEA 220 Mentoring and Coaching 3
LEA 230 Strategic Leadership 3
LEA 310 Introduction to Organizational Leadership 3
LEA 322 Servant Leadership 3
PHL 120 Philosophy of Leading Teams 3
Total Credit Hours: 9
Ministry Electives (Complete any fifteen credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
PHL 120 Philosophy of Leading Teams 3
WSH 110 Applied Instrumental Techniques I 1
WSH 111 Applied Instrumental Techniques II 1
WSH 122 Music Theory I 3
WSH 123 Music Theory II 3
WSH 180 Weekend Experience 1(a) 0.5
WSH 181 Weekend Experience 1(b) 0.5
WSH 230 Worship Essentials 3
WSH 240 Infuse Leadership I 1
WSH 241 Infuse Leadership II 1
WSH 250 Weekend Experience 2(a) 0.5
WSH 251 Weekend Experience 2(b) 0.5
WSH 270 Songwriting 3
Total Credit Hours: 15
Bachelor of Arts in Worship Ministry course list (121 credit hours)
Bible & Theology Nonelectives (Complete all twenty-two credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 107 Undergraduate New Student Orientation 1
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 104 Hermeneutics 3
BIB 201 Writings of John 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 22
Bible & Theology Electives (Complete any nine credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 210 Book of Hebrews 3
BIB 301 Synoptic Gospels 3
BIB 302 Pauline Epistles and Leadership 3
BIB 303 Book of Romans 3
BIB 310 Pastoral Epistles 3
BIB 320 Book of Jonah 3
BIB 330 Book of Revelation 3
BIB 401 Book of Mark 3
BIB 411 1 Peter: Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation 3
ELE 109 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
THE 103 Introduction to Apologetics 3
THE 201 Systematic Theology I 3
THE 202 Systematic Theology II 3
Total Credit Hours: 9
General Studies Nonelectives (Complete all twenty-one credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Writing 3
ENG 112 Research for Writing 3
HST 101 Church History I 3
HST 201 Church History II 3
HST 304 Survey of Music History 3
MIS 301 Cultural Anthropology 3
MTH 211 College Mathematics 3
Total Credit Hours: 21
General Studies Electives (Complete any nine credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
ELE 101 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 102 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 103 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ENG 101 Effective Communication 3
ENG 201 The Writings of C.S. Lewis 3
GRK 301 Greek I 3
HST 302 History of Great Leaders 3
HST 320 History of Missions 3
PHL 101 Philosophy and Worldview 3
PHL 102 World Religions 3
SCI 301 Creation Science 3
SCI 310 Biology 3
Total Credit Hours: 9
Leadership Electives (Complete any six credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 113 Leadership Habits & Attitudes I 3
CLG 114 Leadership Habits & Attitudes II 3
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 1.5
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 1.5
CLG 247 Leadership Practicum II(a) 1.5
CLG 248 Leadership Practicum II(b) 1.5
CLG 260 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I 3
CLG 261 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II 3
CLG 270 Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others 3
CLG 282 Personal Growth and Leadership 3
ELE 104 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 105 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
LEA 202 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving for Leadership 3
LEA 210 Christian Leadership 3
LEA 230 Strategic Leadership 3
LEA 330 Foundations of Marketing 3
LEA 420 Global and Cross Cultural Leadership 3
LEA 460 Social Entrepreneurship 3
PHL 120 Philosophy of Leading Teams 3
Total Credit Hours: 6
Ministry Electives (Complete any nine credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 113 Leadership Habits & Attitudes I 3
CLG 114 Leadership Habits & Attitudes II 3
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 1.5
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 1.5
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
CLG 211 Church Life 3
CLG 247 Leadership Practicum II(a) 1.5
CLG 248 Leadership Practicum II(b) 1.5
CLG 260 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I 3
CLG 261 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II 3
CLG 401 Pastoral Ministry 3
CLG 410 Homiletics 3
CLG 480 Church Growth 3
CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
CNS 201 Counseling I 3
CNS 211 Introduction to Life Coaching 3
CNS 301 Counseling II 3
CNS 402 Marriage and Family in Society 3
ELE 106 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 107 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 108 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
MIS 130 Concepts in Leading Short-Term Missions 3
MIS 200 Missions and the Local Church 3
MIS 201 World Missions 3
MIS 202 Cross Cultural Ministry I: General Focus 3
MIS 311 Cross Cultural Ministry II: Middle East Focus 3
MIS 401 Preparation for a Career in Missions 3
PHL 102 World Religions 3
WSH 490 Worship Internship 3
Total Credit Hours: 9
Program Nonelectives (Complete all forty-five credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CNS 220 Psychology of a Leader 3
ENG 495 Senior Seminar & Capstone 3
LEA 201 Ethics 3
LEA 220 Mentoring and Coaching 3
LEA 310 Introduction to Organizational Leadership 3
LEA 322 Servant Leadership 3
LEA 440 Collaborative Teams and Innovation 3
WSH 110 Applied Instrumental Techniques I 1
WSH 111 Applied Instrumental Techniques II 1
WSH 122 Music Theory I 3
WSH 123 Music Theory II 3
WSH 180 Weekend Experience 1(a) 0.5
WSH 181 Weekend Experience 1(b) 0.5
WSH 230 Worship Essentials 3
WSH 240 Infuse Leadership I 1
WSH 241 Infuse Leadership II 1
WSH 250 Weekend Experience 2(a) 0.5
WSH 260 Weekend Experience 2(b) 0.5
WSH 270 Songwriting 3
WSH 340 Infuse Leadership III 1.0
WSH 341 Infuse Leadership IV 1.0
WSH 350 Weekend Experience 3(a) 0.5
WSH 360 Weekend Experience 3(b) 0.5
WSH 410 Applied Instrumental Techniques III 1
WSH 411 Applied Instrumental Techniques IV 1
WSH 450 Weekend Experience 4(a) 0.5
WSH 460 Weekend Experience 4(b) 0.5
Total Credit Hours: 45

School of Intercultural Studies

The Intercultural Studies program is designed to prepare emerging leaders for successful global leadership and ministry across a variety of cultural contexts. The I.S. Program offers a 31-credit-hour (one-year) Certificate of Intercultural Studies, a 61-credit-hour (two-year) Associate of Arts in Intercultural Studies, and a 121-credit-hour (four-year) Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies. Also, transfer students who have completed an Associate of Arts degree from an approved college or university may apply to the Bachelor of Arts Transfer Program, a focused core program consisting of approximately 60 credit hours.

Program Objectives

This program will do the following:

  • Equip the student with the tools to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Give the student a sense of preparedness by providing practical ministry experience.
  • Equip the student to integrate Christian principles into critical thinking and decision-making in one’s personal and/or professional life.
  • Give the student a working knowledge of Biblical concepts of global leadership to meet the needs of diverse audiences/targeted age groups and organizational settings.
  • Equip the student to integrate a Biblical worldview into the practice of cross-cultural leadership in ministries and organizations.
  • Give the student an understanding of intercultural studies from different perspectives, including anthropological, psychological, and Theological insights, and to apply cross-cultural thinking to promote organizational and personal effectiveness.
  • Equip the student with an understanding of historical and Biblical models and figures of intercultural leadership with their implications in a global context.
Certificate in Intercultural Studies course list (31 credit hours)
Bible & Theology Electives (Complete ENG 107 plus any twelve credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 107 Undergraduate New Student Orientation 1
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 104 Hermeneutics 3
BIB 201 Writings of John 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 13
General Studies Nonelective (Complete all three credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Writing 3
Total Credit Hours: 3
Leadership Electives (Complete any three credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 1.5
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 1.5
LEA 201 Ethics 3
Total Credit Hours: 3
Ministry Electives (Complete any twelve credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
HUM 130 Communicating to Oral Cultures 3
MIS 130 Concepts in Leading Short-Term Missions 3
MIS 200 Missions and the Local Church 3
MIS 201 World Missions 3
MIS 202 Cross Cultural Ministry I: General Focus 3
MIS 301 Cultural Anthropology 3
MIS 311 Cross Cultural Ministry II: Middle East Focus 3
PHL 102 World Religions 3
Total Credit Hours: 12
Associate of Arts in Intercultural Studies course list (61 credit hours)
Bible & Theology Nonelectives (Complete all twenty-two credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

ENG 107

New Student Orientation

1

BIB 100

Destiny and Calling

3

BIB 101

Old Testament Survey

3

BIB 103

New Testament Survey

3

BIB 104

Hermeneutics

3

BIB 201

Writings of John

3

THE 101

Introduction to Theology

3

THE 301

Kingdom of God

3

Total Credit Hours:

22

General Studies Nonelectives (Complete all six credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

ENG 111

College Writing

3

ENG 112

Research and Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:

6

General Studies Electives (Complete any nine credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CNS 130

Introduction to Counseling

3

ELE 101

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

ELE 102

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

ENG 101

Effective Communication

3

HST 101

Church History I

3

HST 201

Church History II

3

HUM 130

Communicating to Oral Cultures

3

MIS 301

Cultural Anthropology

3

MTH 211

College Mathematics

3

PHL 101

Philosophy and Worldview

3

PHL 102

World Religions

3

SCI 301

Creation Science

3

SCI 310

Biology

3

Total Credit Hours:

9

Natural Science/Mathematics Elective (Complete any three credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

MTH 211

College Mathematics

3

SCI 301

Creation Science

3

SCI 310

Biology

3

Total Credit Hours:

3

Leadership Electives (Complete any six credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CLG 113

Leadership Habits & Attitudes I

3

CLG 114

Leadership Habits & Attitudes II

3

CLG 145

Leadership Practicum I(a)

1.5

CLG 146

Leadership Practicum I(b)

1.5

CLG 201

Spiritual Formation

3

CLG 211

Church Life

3

CLG 247

Leadership Practicum II(a)

1.5

CLG 248

Leadership Practicum II(b)

1.5

CLG 260

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I

3

CLG 261

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II

3

LEA 201

Ethics

3

LEA 202

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving for Leadership

3

LEA 210

Christian Leadership

3

LEA 240

Research and Analysis for Leadership

3

LEA 310

Introduction to Organizational Leadership

3

PHL 120

Philosophy of Leading Teams

3

Total Credit Hours:

6

Ministry Electives (Complete any fifteen credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

HST 320

History of Missions

3

HUM 130

Communicating to Oral Cultures

3

MIS 130

Concepts in Leading Short-Term Missions

3

MIS 200

Missions and the Local Church

3

MIS 201

World Missions

3

MIS 202

Cross Cultural Ministry I: General Focus

3

MIS 301

Cultural Anthropology

3

MIS 311

Cross Cultural Ministry II: Middle East Focus

3

MIS 401

Preparation for a Career in Missions

3

PHL 101

Philosophy and Worldview

3

Total Credit Hours:

15

Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies course list (121 credit hours)
Bible & Theology Nonelectives (Complete all sixteen credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

ENG 107

New Student Orientation

1

BIB 100

Destiny and Calling

3

BIB 104

Hermeneutics

3

BIB 201

Writings of John

3

THE 101

Introduction to Theology

3

THE 301

Kingdom of God

3

Total Credit Hours:

16

Bible & Theology Electives (Complete any fifteen credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

BIB 101

Old Testament Survey

3

BIB 103

New Testament Survey

3

BIB 210

Book of Hebrews

3

BIB 301

Synoptic Gospels

3

BIB 302

Pauline Epistles and Leadership

3

BIB 303

Book of Romans

3

BIB 310

Pastoral Epistles

3

BIB 320

Book of Jonah

3

BIB 330

Book of Revelation

3

BIB 401

Book of Mark

3

BIB 411

1 Peter: Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation

3

ELE 109

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

THE 103

Introduction to Apologetics

3

THE 201

Systematic Theology I

3

THE 202

Systematic Theology II

3

Total Credit Hours:

15

General Studies Nonelectives (Complete all twenty-seven credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CNS 402

Marriage and Family in Society

3

ENG 111

College Writing

3

ENG 112

Research for Writing

3

HST 201

Church History II

3

HST 320

History of Missions

3

MIS 301

Cultural Anthropology

3

MTH 211

College Mathematics

3

PHL 102

World Religions

3

SCI 301

Creation Science

3

Total Credit Hours:

27

General Studies Electives (Complete any nine credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CNS 130

Introduction to Counseling

3

ELE 101

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

ELE 102

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

ELE 103

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

ENG 101

Effective Communication

3

ENG 201

The Writings of C.S. Lewis

3

GRK 301

Greek I

3

HST 101

Church History I

3

HST 302

History of Great Leaders

3

HST 304

Survey of Music History

3

HUM 130

Communicating to Oral Cultures

3

PHL 101

Philosophy and Worldview

3

PHL 102

World Religions

3

SCI 310

Biology

3

Total Credit Hours:

9

Leadership Electives (Complete any six credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CLG 113

Leadership Habits & Attitudes I

3

CLG 114

Leadership Habits & Attitudes II

3

CLG 145

Leadership Practicum I(a)

1.5

CLG 146

Leadership Practicum I(b)

1.5

CLG 211

Church Life

3

CLG 247

Leadership Practicum II(a)

1.5

CLG 248

Leadership Practicum II(b)

1.5

CLG 260

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I

3

CLG 261

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II

3

CLG 270

Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others

3

CLG 282

Personal Growth and Leadership

3

CNS 220

Psychology of a Leader

3

ELE 104

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

ELE 105

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

LEA 202

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving for Leadership

3

LEA 210

Christian Leadership

3

LEA 230

Strategic Leadership

3

LEA 322

Servant Leadership

3

LEA 330

Foundations of Marketing

3

LEA 460

Social Entrepreneurship

3

PHL 120

Philosophy of Leading Teams

3

Total Credit Hours:

6

Ministry Electives (Complete any nine credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CLG 113

Leadership Habits & Attitudes I

3

CLG 114

Leadership Habits & Attitudes II

3

CLG 145

Leadership Practicum I(a)

1.5

CLG 146

Leadership Practicum I(b)

1.5

CLG 201

Spiritual Formation

3

CLG 211

Church Life

3

CLG 247

Leadership Practicum II(a)

1.5

CLG 248

Leadership Practicum II(b)

1.5

CLG 260

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I

3

CLG 261

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II

3

CLG 270

Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others

3

CLG 282

Personal Growth and Leadership

3

CLG 401

Pastoral Ministry

3

CLG 480

Church Growth

3

CLG 490

Ministry Internship I

3

CLG 491

Ministry Internship II

3

CNS 130

Introduction to Counseling

3

CNS 201

Counseling I

3

CNS 211

Introduction to Life Coaching

3

CNS 301

Counseling II

3

CNS 402

Marriage and Family in Society

3

ELE 106

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

ELE 107

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

ELE 108

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

Total Credit Hours:

9

Program Nonelectives (Complete all thirty-nine credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CLG 410

Homiletics

3

ENG 495

Senior Seminar & Capstone

3

LEA 201

Ethics

3

LEA 220

Mentoring and Coaching

3

LEA 310

Introduction to Organizational Leadership

3

LEA 420

Global and Cross Cultural Leadership

3

LEA 440

Collaborative Teams and Innovation

3

MIS 130

Concepts in Leading Short-Term Missions

3

MIS 200

Missions and the Local Church

3

MIS 201

World Missions

3

MIS 202

Cross Cultural Ministry I: General Focus

3

MIS 311

Cross Cultural Ministry II: Middle East Focus

3

MIS 401

Preparation for a Career in Missions

3

Total Credit Hours:

39

School of Leadership

Certificate in Christian Leadership

The Christian Leadership Certificate Program is a one-year program designed to provide intensive training for students who are called to ministry in the local church or the workplace. This program can be transferred into other degree programs offered at Manna University. Students will need to complete a practicum in addition to the required 31 credit hours.

Program Objectives

This program will:

  • Identify and develop a Christ-centered personal image with a strong leadership foundation to change the world by advancing the Kingdom of God.
  • Develop leaders to reach their potential in service, including mentoring, leading diverse teams, understanding and communicating the Word of God, etc.
  • Provide practical ministry opportunities that transform individuals and/or organizations.

In addition, the student will be equipped to learn and apply sound Biblical leadership training such as values, vision, planning, motivation, and organizational development to embrace, understand, and live as an effective ministry leader.

Certificate in Christian Leadership course list (31 credit hours)
Bible & Theology Electives (select ENG 107 plus any twelve credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

ENG 107

Undergraduate New Student Orientation

1

BIB 100

Destiny and Calling

3

BIB 101

Old Testament Survey

3

BIB 103

New Testament Survey

3

BIB 104

Hermeneutics

3

BIB 201

Writings of John

3

THE 101

Introduction to Theology

3

THE 301

Kingdom of God

3

Total Credit Hours:

13

General Studies Nonelective

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

ENG 111

College Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:

3

General Studies Electives (select any three credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CNS 130

Introduction to Counseling

3

ENG 112

Research for Writing

3

HST 101

Church History I

3

HST 201

Church History II

3

HUM 130

Communicating to Oral Cultures

3

MTH 211

College Mathematics

3

PHL 101

Philosophy and Worldview

3

PHL 102

World Religions

3

SCI 301

Creation Science

3

Total Credit Hours:

3

Leadership Nonelective (select any three credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CLG 145

Leadership Practicum I(a)

3

CLG 146

Leadership Practicum I(b)

3

LEA 201

Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours:

3

Leadership Electives (select any six credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CLG 145

Leadership Practicum I(a)

1.5

CLG 146

Leadership Practicum I(b)

1.5

CLG 201

Spiritual Formation

3

CLG 211

Church Life

3

CLG 247

Leadership Practicum II(a)

1.5

CLG 248

Leadership Practicum II(b)

1.5

CLG 260

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I

3

CLG 261

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II

3

CLG 270

Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others

3

CLG 282

Personal Growth and Leadership

3

CNS 220

Psychology of a Leader

3

LEA 201

Ethics

3

LEA 202

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving for Leadership

3

LEA 210

Christian Leadership

3

LEA 220

Mentoring and Coaching

3

LEA 230

Strategic Leadership

3

LEA 310

Introduction to Organizational Leadership

3

LEA 322

Servant Leadership

3

PHL 120

Philosophy of Leading Teams

3

Total Credit Hours:

6

Ministry Elective (select any three credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

BIB 100

Destiny and Calling

3

CLG 113

Leadership Habits & Attitudes I

3

CLG 114

Leadership Habits & Attitudes II

3

CLG 145

Leadership Practicum I(a)

1.5

CLG 146

Leadership Practicum I(b)

1.5

CLG 201

Spiritual Formation

3

CLG 211

Church Life

3

CLG 247

Leadership Practicum II(a)

1.5

CLG 248

Leadership Practicum II(b)

1.5

CLG 260

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I

3

CLG 261

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II

3

CLG 270

Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others

3

CLG 282

Personal Growth and Leadership

3

CNS 130

Introduction to Counseling

3

CNS 201

Counseling I

3

CNS 211

Introduction to Life Coaching

3

CNS 220

Psychology of a Leader

3

CNS 301

Counseling II

3

CNS 402

Marriage and Family in Society

3

HUM 130

Communicating to Oral Cultures

3

MIS 202

Cross Cultural Ministry I: General Focus

3

PHL 120

Philosophy of Leading Teams

3

Total Credit Hours:

3

Associate of Arts in Christian Leadership

The two-year Associate of Christian Leadership is suited for the student who desires additional training and who is called to ministry in the church or in the workplace. This program offers a wide range of courses relevant to leadership in the church and business environments. Courses are aligned in four specific disciplines: Leadership, Biblical Studies, Theology, and Practical Ministry. Associate of Arts in Christian Leadership students will be required to complete 61 credit hours of required courses and fulfill the Leadership in Action requirement.

Program Objectives

This program will do the following:

  • Equip the student with the tools to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Give the student a sense of preparedness by providing practical ministry experience.
  • Equip the student to integrate Christian principles into critical thinking and decision-making in one’s personal and/or professional life.
  • GivethestudentaworkingknowledgeofBiblicalconceptsofleadershiptomeettheneedsofdiverse audiences/targeted age groups and organizational settings.
  • Equip the student to integrate a Biblical worldview into the practice of leadership and management.
  • Give the student an understanding of organizational leadership from different perspectives, including anthropological, psychological, and Theological insights, and to apply organizational leadership thinking to promote organizational and personal effectiveness.
  • Equip the student with an understanding of historical and Biblical models and figures of leadership with their implications for contemporary global leadership.
Associate of Arts in Christian Leadership course list (61 credit hours)
Bible & Theology Nonelectives (Complete all twenty-two credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

ENG 107

Undergraduate New Student Orientation

1

BIB 100

Destiny and Calling

3

BIB 101

Old Testament Survey

3

BIB 103

New Testament Survey

3

BIB 104

Hermeneutics

3

BIB 201

Writings of John

3

THE 101

Introduction to Theology

3

THE 301

Kingdom of God

3

Total Credit Hours:

22

General Studies Nonelectives (Complete all six credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

ENG 111

College Writing

3

ENG 112

Research for Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:

6

General Studies Electives (select any six credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CNS 130

Introduction to Counseling

3

ELE 101

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

ELE 102

Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval)

3

ENG 101

Effective Communication

3

HST 101

Church History I

3

HST 201

Church History II

3

HUM 130

Communicating to Oral Cultures

3

MIS 301

Cultural Anthropology

3

MTH 211

College Mathematics

3

PHL 101

Philosophy and Worldview

3

PHL 102

World Religions

3

Total Credit Hours:

6

Natural Science/Mathematics Elective (Complete any three credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

MTH 211

College Mathematics

3

SCI 301

Creation Science

3

SCI 310

Biology

3

Total Credit Hours:

3

Leadership Electives (Complete any twelve credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CLG 145

Leadership Practicum I(a)

3

CLG 146

Leadership Practicum I(b)

3

CLG 201

Spiritual Formation

3

CLG 211

Church Life

3

CLG 247

Leadership Practicum II(a)

1.5

CLG 248

Leadership Practicum II(b)

1.5

CLG 260

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I

3

CLG 261

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II

3

CLG 270

Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others

3

CLG 282

Personal Growth and Leadership

3

CNS 220

Psychology of a Leader

3

LEA 201

Ethics

3

LEA 202

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving for Leadership

3

LEA 210

Christian Leadership

3

LEA 220

Mentoring and Coaching

3

LEA 230

Strategic Leadership

3

LEA 310

Introduction to Organizational Leadership

3

LEA 322

Servant Leadership

3

PHL 120

Philosophy of Leading Teams

3

Total Credit Hours:

12

Ministry Electives (Complete any twelve credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

BIB 100

Destiny and Calling

3

CLG 113

Leadership Habits & Attitudes I

3

CLG 114

Leadership Habits & Attitudes II

3

CLG 145

Leadership Practicum I(a)

1.5

CLG 146

Leadership Practicum I(b)

1.5

CLG 201

Spiritual Formation

3

CLG 211

Church Life

3

CLG 247

Leadership Practicum II(a)

1.5

CLG 248

Leadership Practicum II(b)

1.5

CLG 260

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I

3

CLG 261

Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II

3

CLG 270

Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others

3

CLG 282

Personal Growth and Leadership

3

CNS 130

Introduction to Counseling

3

CNS 201

Counseling I

3

CNS 211

Introduction to Life Coaching

3

CNS 220

Psychology of a Leader

3

CNS 301

Counseling II

3

CNS 402

Marriage and Family in Society

3

HUM 130

Communicating to Oral Cultures

3

MIS 130

Concepts in Leading Short-Term Missions

3

MIS 200

Missions and the Local Church

3

MIS 201

World Missions

3

MIS 202

Cross Cultural Ministry I: General Focus

3

MIS 311

Cross Cultural Ministry II: Middle East Focus

3

PHL 101

Philosophy and Worldview

3

Total Credit Hours:

12

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership program is a four-year course of study suited to the student who desires extensive training for the purpose of leadership in the church and/or business environment. The program consists of 121 credit hours of required courses. Courses have been aligned in five specific disciplines: General Studies, Biblical and Organizational Leadership, Biblical Studies, Theology, and Practical Ministry. In addition to the 121 hours of academic studies, students are required to fulfill the Leadership in Action requirement. Also, transfer students who have completed an Associate of Arts degree from an approved college or university may apply to the Bachelor of Arts Transfer Program, a focused core program consisting of approximately 61 credit hours.

Program Objectives

This program will:

  • Equip the student with the tools to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Give the student a sense of preparedness by providing practical ministry experience.
  • Equip the student to integrate Christian principles into critical thinking and decision-making in one’s personal and/or professional life.
  • Give the student a working knowledge of Biblical concepts of leadership to meet the needs of diverse audiences/targeted age groups and organizational settings.
  • Equip the student to integrate a Biblical worldview into the practice of leadership and management.
  • Give the student an understanding of organizational leadership from different perspectives, including anthropological, psychological, and Theological insights, and to apply organizational leadership thinking to promote organizational and personal effectiveness.
  • Equip the student with an understanding of historical and Biblical models and figures of leadership with their implications for contemporary global leadership.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership course list (121 credit hours)
Bible & Theology Nonelectives (Complete all twenty-two credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 107 Undergraduate New Student Orientation 1
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 104 Hermeneutics 3
BIB 201 Writings of John 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 22
Bible & Theology Electives (Complete any six credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 210 Book of Hebrews 3
BIB 301 Synoptic Gospels 3
BIB 302 Pauline Epistles and Leadership 3
BIB 303 Book of Romans 3
BIB 310 Pastoral Epistles 3
BIB 320 Book of Jonah 3
BIB 330 Book of Revelation 3
BIB 401 Book of Mark 3
ELE 109 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
THE 103 Introduction to Apologetics 3
THE 201 Systematic Theology I 3
THE 202 Systematic Theology II 3
Total Credit Hours: 6
General Studies Nonelectives (Complete all twenty-one credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CNS 220 Psychology of a Leader 3
ENG 111 College Writing 3
ENG 112 Research for Writing 3
HST 302 History of Great Leaders 3
MIS 301 Cultural Anthropology 3
MTH 211 College Mathematics 3
SCI 301 Creation Science 3
Total Credit Hours: 21
General Studies Electives (select any nine credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
ELE 101 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 102 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 103 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ENG 101 Effective Communication 3
ENG 201 The Writings of C.S. Lewis 3
GRK 301 Greek I 3
HST 101 Church History I 3
HST 201 Church History II 3
HST 304 Survey of Music History 3
HST 320 History of Missions 3
HUM 130 Communicating to Oral Cultures 3
PHL 101 Philosophy and Worldview 3
PHL 102 World Religions 3
SCI 310 Biology 3
Total Credit Hours: 9
Leadership Electives (Complete any twelve credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 113 Leadership Habits & Attitudes I 3
CLG 114 Leadership Habits & Attitudes II 3
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 1.5
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 1.5
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
CLG 211 Church Life 3
CLG 247 Leadership Practicum II(a) 1.5
CLG 248 Leadership Practicum II(b) 1.5
CLG 260 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I 3
CLG 261 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II 3
CLG 270 Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others 3
CLG 282 Personal Growth and Leadership 3
ELE 104 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 105 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
LEA 240 Research and Analysis for Leadership 3
PHL 120 Philosophy of Leading Teams 3
Total Credit Hours: 12
Ministry Electives (Complete any twelve credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 113 Leadership Habits & Attitudes I 3
CLG 114 Leadership Habits & Attitudes II 3
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 1.5
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 1.5
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
CLG 211 Church Life 3
CLG 247 Leadership Practicum II(a) 1.5
CLG 248 Leadership Practicum II(b) 1.5
CLG 260 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership I 3
CLG 261 Studies and Practices in Self-Leadership II 3
CLG 270 Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others 3
CLG 282 Personal Growth and Leadership 3
CLG 401 Pastoral Ministry 3
CLG 410 Homiletics 3
CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
CNS 201 Counseling I 3
CNS 211 Introduction to Life Coaching 3
CNS 301 Counseling II 3
CNS 402 Marriage and Family in Society 3
HUM 130 Communicating to Oral Cultures 3
MIS 130 Concepts in Leading Short-Term Missions 3
MIS 200 Missions and the Local Church 3
MIS 201 World Missions 3
MIS 202 Cross Cultural Ministry I: General Focus 3
MIS 302 Communicating the Relevance of God’s Story 3
MIS 311 Cross Cultural Ministry II: Middle East Focus 3
PHL 101 Philosophy and Worldview 3
Total Credit Hours: 12
Program Nonelectives (Complete all thirty-nine credit hours)
Class Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 411 1 Peter: Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation 3
ENG 495 Senior Seminar & Capstone 3
LEA 201 Ethics 3
LEA 202 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving for Leadership 3
LEA 210 Christian Leadership 3
LEA 220 Mentoring and Coaching 3
LEA 230 Strategic Leadership 3
LEA 310 Introduction to Organizational Leadership 3
LEA 322 Servant Leadership 3
LEA 330 Foundation of Marketing 3
LEA 420 Global and Cross Cultural Leadership 3
LEA 440 Collaborative Teams and Innovation 3
LEA 460 Social Entrepreneurship 3
Total Credit Hours: 39

School of Christian Counseling

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling

Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the Christian Counseling program is to prepare students to research and address the mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual growth needs of people in clinical, academic, organizational, and church or mission settings. This program does not provide licensure, and it does not provide counseling certifications. Manna University’s B.A. in Christian Counseling does provide a foundation for students who desire to pursue a Master’s Degree in Counseling or other related fields. Students completing this program will also have a good foundation for non-clinical biblical counseling in a church context. All courses may be completed online; several courses are also available on campus in Fayetteville, NC.

In addition to Manna University’s mission statement, institutional goals, and institutional objectives, the objectives of the Christian Counseling Program are as follows:

  • Enable students to evaluate psychological theories by the authority of Scripture, helping them to articulate accurate biblical perspectives empirically validated by the model of human psychology.
  • Enable students to understand the foundations of empirical research and the biological foundations of psychological experience.
  • Help students to foster a spiritual, mental, emotional, and relational view of self growth and others through practical exposure and training in outside agency work.
Course of Study (121 Credit Hours)
Bible and Theology Core Courses (Complete all thirty-four credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

ENG 107

Undergraduate New Student Orientation

1

BIB 100

Destiny and Calling

3

BIB 101

Old Testament Survey

3

BIB 103

New Testament Survey

3

BIB 104

Hermeneutics

3

BIB 201

Writings of John

3

BIB 302

Pauline Epistles

3

BIB 303

Book of Romans

3

THE 101

Introduction to Theology

3

THE 201

Systematic Theology I

3

THE 202

Systematic Theology II

3

THE 301

Kingdom of God

3

Total Credit Hours:

34

General Studies Core Courses (Complete all thirty-nine credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CNS 110

General Psychology

3

CNS 120

Human Growth & Development

3

CNS 230

Research Methods

3

CNS 302

Marriage & Family in Society

3

ENG 111

College Writing

3

ENG 112

Research for Writing

3

ENG 495

Senior Seminar (Integration Paper for Counseling)

3

HST 101

Church History I

3

HST 201

Church History II

3

HUM 130

Communicating to Oral Cultures

3

LEA 201

Ethics

3

MIS 301

Cultural Anthropology

3

MTH 211

College Mathematics

3

Total Credit Hours:

39

General Studies Elective Courses (Complete six credit hours)
Leadership/Ministry Elective Courses (Complete fifteen credit hours)
Christian Counseling Major Courses (Complete all twenty-seven credit hours)

Class

Course Name

Credit Hours

CNS 101

Introduction to Counseling

3

CNS 201

Counseling I

3

CNS 301

Counseling II

3

CNS 303

Counseling III (Sex, Addictions, Trauma)

3

CNS 310

Abnormal Psychology

3

CNS 401

Marriage & Family Counseling

3

CNS 403

Counseling IV (Physiological, Social, Personality)

3

CNS 490

Counseling Practicum I

3

CNS 491

Counseling Practicum II

3

Total Credit Hours:

27

Other Programs

Ministry Internships

Ministry internships are available for selected students, with the approval of the Academic Office. The student, the Academic Office, and the instructor form a contractual agreement. This internship involves field-based tutoring in a specific ministry.

The student may take one full-time semester (12 credit hours) and apply this toward the Bachelor of Divinity degree. Manna University values ministry internship as an integral part of ministry training. Students may enroll in a sequenced and closely supervised internship for academic credit. Insights from faculty/peer interaction in the classroom can be applied to real-life experience. The result is a confident, well-balanced approach to ministry as Biblical truth moves from theory to reality.

Ministry Development

The internship presents a vital link in supporting the ministry of the Body of Christ. The student is teamed with people in ministry in a mentor-protégé relationship. This experiential learning format offers a living process that balances classroom education with supervised ministry. The internship helps prepare students to understand the basic dynamics of congregational life, as well as to focus on a ministry specialty. The ministry setting may include teaching, discipling, leading ministry programs, pastoring, pulpit supply, cross-cultural outreach, or church planting. Interns work through the dynamics of leading, decision-making, ministry management, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Unique aspects of the program are as follows:

  • Developmental levels – The internship moves through general aspects of spiritual formation and character development to specialized ministry experiences.
  • Small groups – Ministry learning experiences are processed with student peers.
  • Mentor-intern relationships – Mentors provide a developmental relationship which takes the intern through challenges with wisdom and a seasoned perspective. The intern will draft a personal developmental plan that helps measure personal progress and process Theological perspectives.
  • Faculty interaction-Resident faculty, along with adjunct faculty and internship advisors, are actively involved in ministry and readily available to help the intern wrestle with difficult issues.

Mentoring

The vision and philosophy of Manna University involves impartation for degree-seeking students through mentoring that comes from the university and the local church. This cooperative effort includes equipping the student for growth in the practical, character, and academic areas of life and ministry. The goal is to help students clarify their calling and nurture their gifts while releasing ministry to the Body of Christ.

Online Learning

Students may work toward Manna University certificate or degree requirements through the university’s online learning experience. Online classes follow the same syllabus requirements as on-campus classes, allowing students to earn credits toward Manna University’s accredited programs. Classes in the online learning experience are typically structured around a discussion board through which students interact with each other and with faculty, access course information, and post assignments and reflections on class material. The online learning is designed to give students the following:

  • Greater freedom in their learning experience.
  • Increased engagement with course material and classmates through online discussion boards.
  • Ability to more closely tailor their studies to their own learning pace.
  • A more convenient education platform for leaders in full-time ministry, military service, working professionals, out-of-state students, or students with unique life circumstances.

NC Definition of a Credit Hour

Federal regulations that went into effect on July 1, 2011 define (in Paragraph 600.2) a credit hour as follows:

“Credit hour: Except as provided in 34 CFR 668.8 (k) and (l), a credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than-

(1) One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or ten or twelve weeks for one quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or

(2) At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.”

Course Descriptions

Bible and Theology

BIB 101- Old Testament Survey (3 credit hours)
This course is an introduction and overview of the Old Testament as a literary unit and examines its nature, contents, and historical context. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of the Old Testament to the major doctrines of Christianity.

BIB 103- New Testament Survey (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the books of the New Testament with an emphasis on the major doctrines. The cultural and historical context as well as the literary genre and theological contributions of each book are examined in depth.

BIB 104- Hermeneutics (3 credit hours)
Basic rules and methods of the art and science of Biblical interpretation are studied in this course, as well as an overview of the history and methods of hermeneutics. Appropriate tools and study aids are used for practical interpretation.

BIB 201- Writing of John (3 credit hours)
An exegetical study of John designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.

BIB 210- Book of Hebrews (3 credit hours)
An intensive exegetical study of the book of Hebrews. The course includes an investigation of the doctrines of Christ, especially His mediatorship and priesthood and the use of the Old Testament in this book. A verse-by-verse exposition will follow a brief study of authorship, background, destination and purpose.

BIB 301- Synoptic Gospels (3 credit hours)
This course is an in-depth study of the life and ministry of Jesus from the perspectives of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Attention is given to the sayings of Jesus. This course includes studying the harmonization of the Synoptic Gospels as well as examining key elements such as authorship, dates of writing, distinctive characteristics, emphases and other supplemental subjects.

BIB 302- Pauline Epistles and Leadership (3 credit hours)
This course will introduce students to the life, letters, and theology of the apostle Paul, and to the various perspectives on the topics that arise within these areas.

BIB 303- Book of Romans (3 credit hours)
This in-depth study of the Book of Romans will view the book from a theological perspective by using sound exegetical practices to better understand Pauline theology.

BIB 310- Pastoral Epistles (3 credit hours)
This course is a basic introduction to 1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus, commonly referred to as The Pastoral Epistles. These letters written by Paul to his partners in ministry and apostolic delegates Timothy and Titus have tremendous implications for the Church as a whole with special emphasis on leadership characteristics, development, and responsibilities.

BIB 320- Book of Jonah (3 credit hours)
This class is designed to introduce the student to the basic issues of interpreting the Old Testament as a whole, and the Book of Jonah in particular, to give the student experience in interpreting the genres of Old Testament narrative and poetry; to introduce the student to the historical, apologetic, and literary challenges of Jonah as it relates to the Canon, the Old Testament, the Minor Prophets, and the New Testament, and to introduce the student to issues in how Jesus understood the Book of Jonah.

BIB 330- Book of Revelation (3 credit hours)
A study of the Book of Revelation with a focus on its literary genre, theological themes and the various schools of interpretation. A detailed study of the argument with a view to teaching and preaching its contents.

BIB 401- Book of Mark (3 credit hours)
This advanced Exegetical course uses the inductive method of Bible study through a detailed study of the Book of Mark. The student applies the principles of hermeneutics and discovers the text as a first-hand experience rather than through secondary sources.

BIB 411- 1 Peter: Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation
This course is an introduction to the socio-rhetorical method of Bible study using the Book of 1 Peter as a guide.

CNS 101 – Introduction to Counseling
This course is an introduction to the basic counseling skills that are foundational to doing effective individual counseling and marriage & family therapy. Students are required to understand and to successfully demonstrate basic counseling skills in the form of video-recorded competencies in order to progress through the course. While counseling techniques and therapeutic skills are important, they do not replace the person of the counselor as the primary intervention tool. Emphasis is on how a counselor impacts the therapeutic alliance with clients and not just what the counselor does in the session to help facilitate client change. This course is taught largely from a client-focused, strengths-based model utilizing client feedback in each session. (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: None

CNS 110 – General Psychology
In this survey of scientific psychology, you will focus on historical roots, human development, and the physiological basis of behavior, learning, motivation, perception, emotions, personality, socialization, and pathology. You will learn to filter psychological data through biblical principles to help produce a biblicallyconsistent model of human psychology which can then be used in both Christian and non- Christian environments. (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: None

CNS 120 – Human Growth & Development
This is a course in applied developmental counseling. Drawing from the biological, cognitive, socio-emotional, and spiritual markers set forth by the major theories of human growth, students will be able to conceptualize the needs of their clients within a developmentally appropriate framework. Personal exploration of one’s own developmental process is built into course assignments. Consideration also is given to the process of spiritual transformation as an integral part of the Creator’s design for growth. (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: None

CNS 201 – Counseling I
This is the first of four sequential courses that are designed to introduce you to the common traditional models and applications used in counseling psychology. You will examine in depth the models and the theoretical assumptions underlying the models, as well as the results of controlled-outcome research. You will learn about several psychometric tests, and you will practice the applications (techniques) studied in class. The class will discuss the ethical/legal requirements and issues that are part of every professional counseling relationship. This rigorous four-course sequence combines both cognitive and experiential learning methods. (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: CNS 101 Introduction to Counseling 

CNS 230 – Research Methods
In this course you will begin to examine the principles, methods, and procedures used in producing and evaluating research designs in psychology and counseling. You will learn about experimental, qualitative and quantitative methodology, as well as other major techniques of research. You will prepare an original empirical study, written in APA format. (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: None

CNS 301 – Counseling II
This is the second of four sequential courses that is designed to further introduce you to the common models and applications used in counseling psychology and evaluate them from a Christian world view. The class will discuss the ethical/legal requirements and issues that are part of every professional counseling relationship along with an integration through a biblical lens. This rigorous four-course sequence combines both cognitive and experiential learning methods. (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: CNS 201 – Counseling I

CNS 302 – Marriage & Family in Society
This course examines the Biblical directive for marriage and the family. The place of the family in society is explored along with its historical and cultural implications. Healthy and dysfunctional familial issues are discussed. (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: None

CNS 303 – Counseling III
This is the third of four sequential courses that is designed to introduce you to the common models and applications used in counseling psychology. This course will focus on the areas of sexuality and intimacy, addictions, and crisis and trauma.  You will examine human intimacy and sexuality in physical, social, psychological and spiritual dimensions; etiology of additions to understand and deliver treatment in the areas of sexuality, pornography, work, thought and substance abuse; and learn the nature of and response to crisis such as death, divorce, loss, illness, abuse and other types of trauma. You will learn about several psychometric tests, and you will practice the applications (techniques) studied in class. The class will also discuss the ethical/legal requirements and issues that are part of the professional counseling relationship in these areas. This rigorous four-course sequence combines both cognitive and experiential learning methods. (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: CNS 301.

CNS 310 – Abnormal Psychology
In this course you will learn about the causes, symptoms, assessment/classification, and prognosis of mental and emotional disorders. You will also focus on treatment and prevention, as well as the influence of personal faith and the local church upon mental health and functioning. (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: None

CNS 401 – Marriage & Family Counseling
This course provides students with an overview of God’s design for developing and maintaining meaningful relationships. His design includes four foundational areas which include: 1) Receiving God’s love as the starting point for all other relationships; 2) Finding one’s true identity as God’s workmanship; 3) Loving others as we have been loved by God; and 4) Using what was learned from the first three areas to connect well in personal and professional relationships. In order to establish a paradigm from which to work with couples and families, students will be introduced to family therapy models and will receive practical resources for getting started. Couples and families are viewed in the context of larger influential systems which have their own cultural and community distinctiveness. (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: None

CNS 403 – Counseling IV
This is the fourth of four sequential courses that is designed to introduce you to the common models and applications used in counseling psychology. This course will focus on the areas of physiological and social psychologies and personality theories. You will examine biological foundations of perception, thought, emotion, and behavior; dynamics and impact of social psychology, and survey the leading analytical, behavioral, and cognitive schools of personality development. The class will discuss the ethical/legal requirements and issues that are part of the professional counseling relationship in these areas. This rigorous four-course sequence combines both cognitive and experiential learning methods. (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: CNS 303.

CNS 490 – Counseling Practicum I
This course consists of two components: (1) A 100-hour supervised practice of counseling under the direct clinical supervision of a site supervisor in an approved counseling internship setting, of which at least 40 hours must be direct services to clients, and (2) weekly seminars that include faculty instruction and small group case discussion. The clinical practice emphasis is on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various disorders and how they affect individuals, couples, and families. This course will utilize formal case presentations, student and instructor feedback, and didactic instruction. Case consultations will focus on enhancing students’ competencies in assessment and diagnostic interviewing, case conceptualization, cultural contextualization, goal setting, treatment planning, counseling skills, and case management. (4 credit hours) (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory). Prerequisites: CNS 301, CNS 401. Small group section enrollment is limited to 12 students 

CNS 491 – Counseling Practicum II
This course consists of two components: (1) A 100-hour supervised practice of counseling under the direct clinical supervision of a site supervisor in an approved counseling internship setting, of which at least 40 hours must be direct services to clients, and (2) weekly seminars that include faculty instruction and small group case discussion. The clinical practice emphasis is on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various disorders and how they affect individuals, couples, and families. This course will utilize formal case presentations, student and instructor feedback, and didactic instruction. Case consultations will focus on enhancing students’ competencies in assessment and diagnostic interviewing, case conceptualization, cultural contextualization, goal setting, treatment planning, counseling skills, and case management. (4 credit hours) (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) Prerequisites: CNS 491 – Counseling Practicum I. Small group section enrollment is limited to 12 students.

GRK 301- Greek I (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the basic construction of Biblical Greek, including alphabet, word structure, and grammatical constructions, with some vocabulary experience applied to reading and writing. The student also explores the use of various reference books for use in the interpretation of Scriptures.

THE 101- Introduction to Theology (3 credit hours)
This course examines the foundational issues of the study of theology including theological terms and concepts that will be used in the study of systematic theology. The student will explore these issues in learning to write theology papers for research and exegesis.

THE 103- Introduction to Apologetics (3 credit hours)
Contemporary Christian Apologetics will help equip you to respond to the honest questions and doubts which believers and unbelievers have about the Christian faith. The course will introduce you to key topics in apologetics and provide the foundation for a confident defense of the Christian worldview.

THE 201- Systematic Theology I (3 credit hours)
Contemporary Christian Apologetics will help equip you to respond to the honest questions and doubts which believers and unbelievers have about the Christian faith. The course will introduce you to key topics in apologetics and provide the foundation for a confident defense of the Christian worldview.

THE 202- Systematic Theology II (3 credit hours)
This course presents the doctrine of Christ, the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and the doctrine of the application of salvation and eschatology. The inherent nature of man and his need for a savior are discussed. Some of the essential practices of the Church are also studied.

THE 301- Kingdom of God (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the teachings of Jesus on the essence and form of the Kingdom of God.

Leadership

CLG 101- Destiny and Calling (3 credit hours)
This course explores God’s calling on the life of the individual. Topics considered are spiritual gifts, talents, personality, and passions, with the aim of discovering God’s destiny for each student.

CLG 113- Leadership Habits & Attitudes I (3 credit hours)
This course aids the student in leadership development. Students will explore foundational practices and principles to help them influence others within the workplace, church ministry, and interpersonal relationships.

CLG 114- Leadership Habits & Attitudes II (3 credit hours)
This course aids the student in leadership development, building on the foundations of CLG 113. Students will explore foundational practices and principles to help them influence others within the workplace, church ministry, and interpersonal relationships.

CLG 145- Leadership Practicum I(a) (1.5 credit hours)
This class is designed to challenge leaders with opportunities to lead and serve in real life ministry contexts. Students are provided a foundation for lifelong kingdom influence in any context. Students work closely with leaders and mentors to be challenged to grow in character and skill.

CLG 146- Leadership Practicum I(b) (1.5 credit hours)
This class is a continuation of Leadership Practicum I (a) and is designed to challenge leaders with opportunities to lead and serve in real life ministry contexts. Students are provided a foundation for lifelong kingdom influence in any context. Students work closely with leaders and mentors to be challenged to grow in character and skill.

CLG 201- Spiritual Formation (3 credit hours)
This course is an application of the different spiritual disciplines that are essential for spiritual growth such as prayer, Bible study and fellowship. These disciplines will be explored in theoretical and practical manners. This process will be facilitated through lecture-based classes and small group interaction.

CLG 211- Church Life (3 credit hours)
The basic elements of life in the “New Testament Church” are studied in this course. Attention is given to the Biblical principles and priorities applied in the function of the Body of Christ in a local setting: the priority of the Presence of God, the development of the gifts in the body, the role of church leadership, and the role of the five-fold ministry.

CLG 247- Leadership Practicum II(a) (1.5 credit hours)
This class is designed to challenge leaders with opportunities to lead and serve in real life ministry contexts. Students are provided a foundation for lifelong kingdom influence in any context. Students work closely with leaders and mentors to be challenged to grow in character and skill.

CLG 248- Leadership Practicum II(b) (1.5 credit hours)
This course is a continuation of Leadership Practicum I (CLG 247). This class is also designed to challenge leaders with opportunities to lead and serve in real life ministry contexts. Students are provided a foundation for lifelong kingdom influence in any context. Students work closely with leaders and mentors to be challenged to grow in character and skill.

CLG 260 -Studies and Practices in Self Leadership I (3 credit hours)
This course aids the student in developing self-leadership. Students will interact with various types of mentors in one-on-one and small group settings as well as read and discuss books for the purpose of developing the necessary personal values, qualities, and life skills to effectively lead themselves and thus have the ability lead others.

CLG 261- Studies and Practices in Self Leadership II (3 credit hours)
This course aids the student in self-leadership. Students will interact with various types of mentors in one-on-one and small group settings as well as read and discuss books for the purpose of developing the necessary personal values, qualities, and life skills to effectively lead themselves and thus have the ability lead others. This course builds on the foundations of CLG 260.

CLG 270- Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others (3 credit hours)
This course aids the student in leading others to personal growth. Students will develop a growth plan for others as well as read and discuss books for the purpose of developing the necessary personal values, qualities, and life skills to effectively lead others.

CLG 282- Personal Growth and Leadership (3 credit hours)
This course aids the student in developing the skills and mindset necessary to grow as a person and a leader for the rest of their lives. We will be looking at this topic practically and philosophically, as well as spiritually and organically.

CLG 310- Evangelism (3 credit hours)
This course introduces the student to the place of evangelism in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ including a study of the theology of evangelism and a survey of practical approaches.

CLG 322- Servant Leadership (3 credit hours)
This course is an overview and the application of servant leadership. In this course the student will learn the underlying theological, psychological, and sociological principles and assumptions of servant leadership. Then the student will learn to apply the construct of servant leadership in practical situations. Exploration of these concepts will occur in theoretical as well as practical manners to assist the student in discovery and application.

CLG 347- Leadership Practicum III(a) (1.5 credit hours)
This course is a continuation of Leadership Practicum 2(b). It is designed to challenge leaders with opportunities to lead and serve in real life ministry contexts. Students are provided a foundation for lifelong kingdom influence in any context. Students work closely with leaders and mentors to be challenged to grow in character and skill.

CLG 348- Leadership Practicum III(b) (1.5 credit hours)
This course is a continuation of Leadership Practicum 3(a). It is designed to challenge leaders with opportunities to lead and serve in real life ministry contexts. Students are provided a foundation for lifelong kingdom influence in any context. Students work closely with leaders and mentors to be challenged to grow in character and skill.

CLG 401- Pastoral Ministry (3 credit hours)
This course is an introduction to the day-to-day responsibilities of the pastor and gives practical teaching on the challenges encountered daily in shepherding God’s people.

CLG 410- Homiletics (3 credit hours)
This course gives basic instruction in the preparation of teachings and sermons. Techniques for developing a powerful pulpit ministry are presented and applied.

CLG 447- Leadership Practicum IV(a) (1.5 credit hours)
This course is a continuation of Leadership Practicum 3(b). It is designed to challenge leaders with opportunities to lead and serve in real life ministry contexts. Students are provided a foundation for lifelong kingdom influence in any context. Students work closely with leaders and mentors to be challenged to grow in character and skill.

CLG 448- Leadership Practicum IV(b) (1.5 credit hours)
This course is a continuation of Leadership Practicum 4(a). It is designed to challenge leaders with opportunities to lead and serve in real life ministry contexts. Students are provided a foundation for lifelong kingdom influence in any context. Students work closely with leaders and mentors to be challenged to grow in character and skill.

CLG 480- Church Growth (3 credit hours)
This is a study of organization, structure and leadership of the local church for promoting kingdom growth. The student investigates the reasons for growth and development as well as explores the problems that prevent growth in a local church.

LEA 210- Christian Leadership (3 credit hours)
This course will examine leadership from the model of Jesus as leader with a goal of understanding and being able to implement transformational Christian Leadership. The student will explore relevant issues of leadership in Scripture including vision development, strategic leadership and the leader as a seer as well as a seeker. This class will also include an examination of biblical change and its relationship to leadership.

LEA 220- Mentoring and Coaching (3 credit hours)
This course will compare and contrast mentoring and coaching. Throughout the course the student will learn good and bad practices of both methods. The student will identify mentoring and coaching in practical life examples and case studies.

LEA 230- Strategic Leadership (3 credit hours)
In this class the student will examine the latest industry thinking about managing change effectively to promote church growth and will examine proven processes for innovation as applied to the context of the church and organizations. In addition, the definition of strategy and its effectiveness will be explored and the dynamics of principles of change and how they work in different contexts.

LEA 310- Introduction to Organizational Leadership (3 credit hours)
This class will introduce the student to leadership theory and practice. The course will include studying various leadership theories and approaches to assist the student to identify their own leadership strengths and weaknesses. In addition, this course will explore leadership ethics and learning organizations to prepare the student for diverse leadership roles.

LEA 322- Servant Leadership (3 credit hours)
This course is an overview and the application of servant leadership. In this course the student will learn the underlying theological, psychological, and sociological principles and assumptions of servant leadership. Then the student will learn to apply the construct of servant leadership in practical situations. Exploration of these concepts will occur in theoretical as well as practical manners to assist the student in discovery and application.

LEA 330- Foundations of Marketing (3 credit hours)
Foundations of Marketing is a basic marketing course to help familiarize students with marketing terms, strategies, and methodologies.

LEA 411- Leadership in 1 Peter (3 credit hours)
This course is an introduction to the socio-rhetorical method of Bible study through a detailed study of the Epistle of 1 Peter. The socio-rhetorical method or “concept” will be learned through practice and repetition. The socio-rhetorical method is important for several reasons. One is that this concept of interpretation focuses on the textures of the text with multifaceted applications for Biblical interpretation and this approach is founded upon Biblical inerrancy and authority. Secondly, by emphasizing the role of the interpreter as one who encounters the text in direct experience it has profound pedagogical value since the learning is done by discovery.

LEA 420- Global and Cross Cultural Leadership (3 credit hours)
This class is designed to define global diversity and culture, as well as assist the student to develop global proficiencies. This will include learning how to communicate cross-culturally, work on global teams, manage cross-cultural conflict, and problem solve in global organizations. This course will focus on how to develop oneself as a global leader, and additionally how to develop an organization’s global competence.

LEA 440- Collaborative Teams and Innovation (3 credit hours)
This course will focus on collaborative leadership, which will include studying collaboration, collaborative teams, and the challenges and potentials of teams. In addition, the student will learn when collaborative teams would be beneficial and determine how to become a collaborative leader.

LEA 460- Social Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)
Social Entrepreneurship will be examined in this class, including its definition and history as well as its function in the global society. The student will explore the challenges, the processes, and the influences of Social Entrepreneurship and develop a plan to start a Social Entrepreneurship project.

LIA 101- Leadership in Action (0 credit hours)
The Leadership in Action Christian Service program is designed to enrich students’ experience as growing leaders by integrating Christian faith, leadership development, and academic instruction.

PHL 120- Philosophy of Leading Teams (3 credit hours)
This course will focus on leadership, specifically of teams – both paid and unpaid – within the local church. A heavy emphasis will be made on understanding oneself and understanding the common necessity of Spirit-lead leadership within the local church.

General Education

ENG 000- College Writing Workshop (0 credit hours)
Non-credit free workshop offered on campus in Fayetteville twice each year to fulfill the College Writing requirement for those who wish to take another elective instead of the for-credit College Writing (ENG 111) course.

ENG 111- College Writing (3 credit hours)
A course that teaches the basics of college writing, including Chicago Style Research Paper format. This course is required for all new students to Manna University and must be taken during the first semester. An orientation to the university will be included as one of the modules for this course.

ENG 112- Research & Writing (3 credit hours)
This course provides an overview of research methods used in paper writing with the purpose of self-discovery, publishing papers, debate, and the advancement of the student’s ability to communicate effectively using this medium.

ENG 201- The Writings of C.S. Lewis (3 credit hours)
This is an interactive survey course to strengthen reading comprehension and writing skills while introducing students to the theology of C.S. Lewis. Readings include several of Lewis’ books in their entirety, both fiction and non-fiction, for comprehension and sharpening of student writing skills. Students explore Lewis’ work and respond creatively.

ENG 495- Senior Seminar (3 credit hours)
This is a capstone course for seniors that is designed to help students think reflectively and critically on their learning experiences in college. Utilizing research, writing, and special projects, students will integrate their learning experiences with their life goals and with the school’s mission and demonstrate that they have met key institutional objectives for life and ministry.

HST 101- Church History I (3 credit hours)
This overview of western civilization and culture begins with the inception of Christianity. Ancient and medieval history, society, theology, and philosophy are examined as well as major developments, trends and heresies. Key historical figures are studied with special attention given to the role of the Spirit of God and the church.

HST 201- Church History II (3 credit hours)
This is an overview of western civilization and culture begins with the Reformation and the Renaissance. Modern history, society, philosophy, and theology are examined. The course also examines major developments, trends and heresies. Key historical figures are studied, with special attention given to the role of the Spirit of God and the church.

HST 302- History of Great Leaders (3 credit hours)
This course examines the evolution of leadership structures by studying historical leaders from diverse backgrounds and vocations. In this process key moments in leadership and the leaders who made them will be explored.

HST 304- Survey of Music History (3 credit hours)
This course gives an overview of the social, political, economic, religious, and technological advances that played a role in shaping music and worship, including the history of music starting with the early civilizations. The student also explores the philosophical and popular undercurrents of our culture concerning music that forms contemporary models.

HST 320- History of Missions (3 credit hours)
This course examines the history of missions in the Christian Church and includes the impact of culture, religion, and philosophical structures.

LEA 201- Ethics (3 credit hours)
This course will concentrate on the foundational sources in biblical ethics and examine the moral significance of major biblical events and themes. In addition to the listed textbooks, this course will rely on the Holy Scripture to demonstrate how these foundational sources and themes guide ethical understanding concretely by examining the law, its relevance today, and one or more pressing ethical issues of the day.

LEA 202- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving for Leadership (3 credit hours)
This course emphasizes the development of skills to include creative thinking, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, strategy formation, and effective analysis for effective leadership in both the marketplace and social sectors. Students will also learn to evaluate their own ideas and to develop skill in communicating their points of view effectively.

MTH 211- College Mathematics (3 credit hours)
This course will provide students with the math skills needed to effectively steward personal and ministry resources. In addition, the student will examine how to represent and evaluate basic mathematical information verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically.

PHL 101- Philosophy and Worldview (3 credit hours)
In this course, students explore Western Philosophy and its impact on history. Worldviews, philosophical/societal roots and their impact on culture and religion will also be examined.

PHL 102- World Religions (3 credit hours)
Religions and cults with their roots in the line or doctrine of Judeo-Christianity are reviewed in this course. Studies of heresies in the early church, such as Gnosticism, is applied in the context of modern cults.

SCI 301- Creation Science (3 credit hours)
This course is an exploration of the science of creation in comparison with the evolution theory. Scientific method and concepts are applied as well as empirical evidence for the Genesis account of creation.

SCI 310- Biology (3 credit hours)
This course surveys the principles of introductory biology. Topics include ecology, human anatomy and physiology, zoology, botany, microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, and origins.

Counseling

CNS 201- Counseling I (3 credit hours)
This course will introduce the student to basic concepts of counseling with a focus on a biblical approach. Students will become acquainted with key terms, processes, and concepts related to the practice of biblical counseling.

CNS 220- Psychology of a Leader (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to help the student gain a deeper understanding of the psychological dynamics of leadership. Individual personality traits of well-known leaders will be examined to better understand their approach to decision making, conflict management, cooperation and competition, and developing a shared vision and purpose.

CNS 301- Counseling II (3 credit hours)
This course is an introduction to the many issues faced in Biblically-based counseling in our day and age. Both foundations and strategies for dealing with the most frequently encountered problems in personal lives are discussed. This is a continuation of Counseling I.

CNS 402- Marriage and Family in Society (3 credit hours)
This course examines the Biblical directives for marriage and the family. The place of family in society are explored along with its historical and cultural implications. Healthy and dysfunctional families are examined.

Intercultural Studies

MIS 130- Concepts in Leading Short-Term Missions (3 credit hours)
This course is a systematic, interactive training approach for preparing short-term missions ministry teams. The student is challenged to develop a Biblical philosophy for training short-term teams and will be given a model to help each team produce maximum impact on those served as well as on the sending local church.

MIS 200- Missions and the Local Church (3 credit hours)
In this course, the work of missions is explored in its connection to the local church and its ministries. Effective mission concepts are discussed as well as implementing strategic planning for the local church to be successful in global outreach from the base of the local church.

MIS 201- World Missions (3 credit hours)
In this course the student gains a broad perspective in the following critical areas of missiology: Biblical, historical, cultural, strategic, and devotional. In addition, we will examine the changing face of missions in the new millennium and look ahead to the trends and issues affecting missions in today’s modern world. The instruction will be presented by lecture, reading, classroom and team research, classroom discussion, video and guest speakers.

MIS 202- Cross Cultural Ministry I: General Focus (3 credit hours)
This course will provide an overview of varying Cross-Cultural worldviews, perspectives, and communication challenges with the goal of effectively applying this information to Evangelism and Cross-Cultural Missions/Methodology.

MIS 301- Cultural Anthropology (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the basic principles of cultural anthropology and its missionary and theological implications. It provides a basis for the understanding of other peoples and their cultures to be able to live and work effectively among them.

MIS 302- Communicating the Relevance of God’s Story (3 credit hours)
This course examines the development and use of oral strategies, particularly the use of Bible Storying in training people who cannot, will not or do not communicate through written means, to evangelize, disciple and plant churches. In addition, this is an evangelism class that teaches the use of storying in communicating the gospel to people in one’s own culture and other cultures. The student will be involved in a discovery process involving learning to effectively teach those who prefer to communicate orally in ways that they will understand, respond to and be able to reproduce. The purpose of this course is to explore from a Biblical perspective effective methods of gospel presentation and leadership development among diverse learning groups.

MIS 311- Cross Cultural Ministry II: Middle East Focus (3 credit hours)
This course will provide an overview of religion in the Middle East, including historical background, development, spread, diversity, and worldwide appeal. We will examine the main religious beliefs and practices, noting similarities and crucial differences with Christianity. Special attention will be given to develop Christ-like attitudes and approaches for effective ministry in this region. Various avenues for sharing the gospel will be explored and discussed.

Worship

WSH 102- Worship in the Psalms (3 credit hours)
This course is an overview of worship in the Bible. The student examines the types and forms in the Tabernacle, Temple, and feasts, as well as the fulfillment of those roles in the new covenant. The form, poetry, and theology of the Psalms will also be examined for insight into contemporary worship.

WSH 110- Applied Instrumental Techniques I (1 credit hour)
This course provides private musical instruction on a principal instrument for worship ministry students. Admission is by audition only.

WSH 111- Applied Instrumental Techniques II (1 credit hours)
Continuation of Applied Instrumental Techniques I: This course provides private musical instruction on a principal instrument for worship ministry students. Admission is by audition only.

WSH 122- Music Theory I (3 credit hours)
In this course, the student will study music as it pertains to contemporary worship. We will tie the classical approach of music theory in with the contemporary chord chart system and the student will gain a working knowledge of both. We will approach the material in a way in which will enable those with little prior musical training to grasp the concepts being taught. We will also begin to apply the material being taught to worship leading, composition, and to the instrumental (piano, voice, guitar) study of the student. The ultimate goal in the class is to enhance the student’s overall understanding of music.

WSH 123- Music Theory II (3 credit hours)
In this course, the students will study music as it pertains to contemporary worship. We will tie the classical approach of music theory in with the contemporary chord chart system and the student will gain a working knowledge of both. We will approach the material in a way in which will enable those with no prior musical training to grasp the concepts being taught. We will also begin to apply the material being taught to worship leading, composition, and to the instrumental (piano, voice, guitar) study of the student. The ultimate goal in the class is not a grade, but a practical understanding of the material being taught.

WSH 153- Worship Leadership I (3 credit hours)
This course is a practicum on worship leadership. The material will cover topics and theories on corporate worship leadership, building a broad & musically diverse ministry, and development of worship artists.

WSH 154- Worship Leadership II (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the dynamics of worship leadership. In this course, students will delve into the inspirational and practical aspects of leading worship and the worship ministry within the local church, covering topics such as how to cultivate the heart of a worshiper, staying humble, forming the worship team, planning the flow of worship, developing worship artists, crafting a song, and working with the senior pastor.

WSH 160- Theology of Worship (3 credit hours)
This course is a comprehensive study of the history and theology of worship found in the Old and New Testament. Beginning with Creation, this course will take an in-depth look at the biblical foundations for our worship theology and how it applies to worshipers today.

WSH 180- Weekend Experience 1(a) (0.5 credit hours)
This is the first ensemble course for all of our worship ministry certificate and degree programs. The official meeting time for this course is Thursday nights from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at our main campus. This official Thursday night meeting time is to accommodate students who serve in worship ministry at their local churches on Sunday mornings.

WSH 181- Weekend Experience 1(b) (0.5 credit hours)
This is the second ensemble course for all of our worship ministry certificate and degree programs. The official meeting time for this course is Thursday nights from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at our main campus. This official Thursday night meeting time is to accommodate students who serve in worship ministry at their local churches on Sunday mornings.

WSH 230- Worship Essentials (3 credit hours)
The goal of this course is to equip students with the knowledge and skill-sets required to hold a position in Worship Ministry. Throughout the course, students will grow in practical knowledge, and spiritual foundations need in Worship Ministry. Students will be introduced to the technology, programs and dynamics found in modern worship. At course completion students should have a working knowledge of Planning Center Online, Live Sound Engineering, Ableton Live, plan worship sets, and build chord charts.

WSH 240- Infuse Leadership I (1 credit hour)
Infuse is the intentional musical development process for the worship team at Manna Church. We have created it in order to prepare potential worship team members for the stage. As Worship Ministry students and Worship Department Interns, Infuse Leadership exists to give Worship students valuable experience leading a band and developing musicians. They will be evaluated weekly based off of their leadership, as the ultimate goal is to empower Worship students to lead people.

WSH 241- Infuse Leadership II (1 credit hour)
This is a continuation of Infuse Leadership I: Infuse is the intentional musical development process for the worship team at Manna Church. We have created it in order to prepare potential worship team members for the stage. As Worship Ministry students and Worship Department Interns, Infuse Leadership exists to give Worship students valuable experience leading a band, and developing musicians. They will be evaluated weekly based off of their leadership, as the ultimate goal is to empower Worship students to lead people.

WSH 250- Weekend Experience 2(a) (0.5 credit hours)
This is the third ensemble course for all of our worship ministry certificate and degree programs. The official meeting time for this course is Thursday nights from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at our. Main Campus. This official Thursday night meeting time is to accommodate students who serve in worship ministry at their local churches on Sunday mornings.

WSH 260- Weekend Experience 2(b) (0.5 credit hours)
This is the fourth ensemble course for all of our worship ministry certificate and degree programs. The official meeting time for this course is Thursday nights from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at our main campus. This official Thursday night meeting time is to accommodate students who serve in worship ministry at their local churches on Sunday mornings.

WSH 270- Songwriting (3 credit hours)
The goal of this course is to equip students with the knowledge and skill-sets for Worship Ministry. Weekly reading assignments will be given in each class, as well as homework assignments related to the reading. Throughout the course, students will learn to develop their own lifestyle of worship, as well as attain a basic understanding of Logic Pro X. Students will be introduced to the technology and programs used in modern worship.

WSH 340- Infuse Leadership III (1 credit hour)
This is a continuation of Infuse Leadership II: Infuse is the intentional musical development process for the worship team at Manna Church. We have created it in order to prepare potential worship team members for the stage. As Worship Ministry students and Worship Department Interns, Infuse Leadership exists to give Worship students valuable experience leading a band, and developing musicians. They will be evaluated weekly based off of their leadership, as the ultimate goal is to empower Worship students to lead people.

WSH 341- Infuse Leadership IV (1 credit hour)
This is a continuation of Infuse Leadership III: Infuse is the intentional musical development process for the worship team at Manna Church. Manna University applies this system to prepare potential worship team members for the stage. As Worship Ministry students and Worship Department Interns, Infuse Leadership exists to give Worship students valuable experience leading a band, and developing musicians. They will be evaluated weekly based off of their leadership, as the ultimate goal is to empower Worship students to lead people.

WSH 350- Weekend Experience 3(a) (0.5 credit hours)
This is the fifth ensemble course for all of our worship ministry certificate and degree programs. The official meeting time for this course is Thursday nights from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at our main campus. This official Thursday night meeting time is to accommodate students who serve in worship ministry at their local churches on Sunday mornings.

WSH 360- Weekend Experience 3(b) (0.5 credit hours)
This is the sixth ensemble course for all of our worship ministry certificate and degree programs. The official meeting time for this course in Fayetteville is Thursday nights from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm at our main campus. At other sites, the official meeting time will vary by site.

WSH 410- Applied Instrumental Techniques III (1 credit hour)
Continuation of Applied Instrumental Techniques II: This course provides private musical instruction on a principal instrument for worship ministry students. Admission is by audition only.

WSH 411- Applied Instrumental Techniques IV (1 credit hour)
Continuation of Applied Instrumental Techniques III: This course provides private musical instruction on a principal instrument for worship ministry students. Admission is by audition only.

WSH 450- Weekend Experience 4(a) (0.5 credit hours)
This is the seventh ensemble course for all of our worship ministry certificate and degree programs. The official meeting time for this course in Fayetteville is Thursday nights from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm at our main campus. At other sites, the official meeting time will vary by site.

WSH 460- Weekend Experience 4(b) (0.5 credit hours)
This is the eighth ensemble course for all of our worship ministry certificate and degree programs. The official meeting time for this course in Fayetteville is Thursday nights from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm at our main campus. At other sites, the official meeting time will vary by site.

WSH 400- Worship Internship (3 credit hours)
This course aids the Worship student in developing self-leadership, gaining professional skills in a ministry setting, and cultivating healthy leadership habits to effectively lead teams. Students will engage in assignments designed to build technical skills and foster spiritual growth. Students will meet with their designated Internship supervisor regularly.

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