Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership

This program of study is designed to provide intensive training for students who are called to ministry in the church or the workplace.
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Overview

Solid biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience.

This program of study equips students 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. In addition to the 121 credit hours of academic studies, students are required to fulfill the Leadership in Action requirement.

 

Program Objectives

  • 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, diverse teams, understanding and communicating the Word of God.
  • Provide practical ministry opportunities that transform individuals and/or organizations.

Time & Cost

Many people would like to complete a degree and stay out of debt. 

The B.A. Christian Leadership degree requires 40 courses + Student Orientation (or 121 credit hours), which can be completed in 4 years for full-time students. Courses are offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online). Manna U’s low tuition rates enable students to receive solid biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience and not be hindered financially.

2021-2022 Undergraduate Tuition Rate = $200 per credit hour

Example Breakdown

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Application Fee: $50

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Semester 1

Tuition for 4 courses (full-time): $2,400
Tuition for Student Orientation: $200
Library card fee (one-time): $10
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,710

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Semesters 2 - 10

Tuition for 4 courses (full-time): $2,400
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,500

*This is per semester.

Graduation Fee: $100

TOTAL COST: $25,360

Note: books and required class resources are not included in this breakdown, but can be estimated at $100 per course.  Tuition rates and fees are subject to change at the discretion of Manna U’s Board of Directors.

Scholarships are available for students who do not use military education benefits or federal financial aid.

Courses

Full details can be found in the 2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Leadership in Action
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
LIA 101 Leadership in Action (Eight Semesters) Pass/Fail
Student Orientation

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

ENG 107

Undergraduate Student Orientation

1

Bible & Theology Nonelectives

Students Must Complete All Twenty-One Credit Hours

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
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 201 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 21
Bible & Theology Electives

Select Any Six Credit Hours

Course Number

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 104

Apologetic Issues for Cross-Cultural Engagement

3

THE 201

Systematic Theology I

3

THE 202

Systematic Theology II

3

Total Credit Hours:

6

General Studies Nonelectives

Students Must Complete All Twenty-One Credit Hours

Course Number 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

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

CNS 110

General Psychology

3

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 320

History of Missions

3

HUM 101

Introduction to Fine Arts

3

HUM 130

Communicating to Oral Cultures

3

MTH 230

Introduction to Statistics

3

PHL 101

Philosophy and Worldview

3

PHL 102

World Religions

3

SCI 310

Biology

3

Total Credit Hours:

9

Leadership Electives

Select Any Twelve Credit Hours

Course Number

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 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 110

Introduction to Christian Entrepreneurship

3

LEA 451

Transforming Culture

3

Total Credit Hours:

12

Ministry Electives

Select Any Twelve Credit Hours

Course Number

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 270

Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others

3

CLG 282

Personal Growth and Leadership

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

3

ELE 107

Transfer/Substitution Elective

3

ELE 108

Transfer/Substitution Elective

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

MIS 401

Preparation for a Career in Missions

3

PHL 101

Philosophy and Worldview

3

PHL 102

World Religions

3

Total Credit Hours:

12

Program Nonelectives

B.A.C.L. Students Take the Following Courses as a Part of Their Major

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

BIB 411

1 Peter: Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation

3

CNS 230

Research Methods

3

ENG 495

Senior Seminar & Capstone

3

LEA 201

Ethics

3

LEA 210

Christian Leadership

3

LEA 220

Mentoring and Coaching

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

PHL 120

Philosophy of Leading Teams

3

Total Credit Hours:

39

Admissions

Admissions section: To become a student at Manna U, follow these two steps:

1.  Complete an application, which includes:

  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 (linked to application)
  • An essay, written by the applicant, of his/her conversion experience (300-600 words), in a format that is typed and double spaced, using 12 pt. font size;
  • A Pastoral Reference* from the Pastor of the church that the applicant regularly attends;
  • A Personal Reference* from someone who has known you for two years or more and is not related to you.
    * applicants will enter an email address for their selected references and a link to the online reference forms will be sent once the application is submitted.

2.  Order your official high school, G.E.D., or previous college transcripts (minimum 2.0 GPA is preferred).

Note: official transcripts are sent directly from one school/college to another. You can arrange to have your transcripts sent electronically to registrar@manna.edu, or by mail to our physical address:

Manna University
Attn: Registrar’s Office
439 Westwood Shopping Center
PMB 106
Fayetteville, NC 28314

Students who plan to use military education benefits must submit transcripts from high school and all colleges attended.

If you are a student transfering from another college or university, click here for more information.

Mackenzie’s Story

Like most of today’s college students, Mackenzie leads a busy life. Finding time for studies was a challenge on top of family, work, and serving in her local church, but she sensed the need to be more prepared for her calling.

“One of the biggest things I learned was through the Servant Leadership class. In order to lead like Jesus you need to serve like Jesus. That’s something that I’ve been able to apply from my time at Manna U to the role I’m in now.”

Take Your Next Step

Flexible, Low-Cost Learning

Complete a degree without going into debt

69% of Manna U students receive financial aid or scholarships, and the GI Bill is accepted. Our generous transfer credit policy helps students move quickly toward their degree. All of Manna U’s certificates and degrees can be completed online.

Effective Leaders Bring Lasting Impact

Jesus chose twelve leaders who were from differing backgrounds. Many religious leaders in that time would have overlooked them. Through teaching and training, He prepared them to lead a movement that changed the world. Whatever your call may be, training at Manna U can help you engage in this kind of transformational leadership.