Church Planting

At Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, we're serious about planting churches. In this degree, you'll learn what the Bible has to say about church planting, as well as the various models of church planting. With the Bachelor of Arts in Church Planting, you'll also develop relationships with people currently involved in church planting and grow the personal values and self-management skills crucial for church planters.

Church Planting students are prepared to:


  • serve on a church leadership team.
  • plant a church in an urban or rural context.
  • serve as a preaching or discipleship minister.


Courses in this Degree

Foundations for Church Planting

Strategies for Church Planting

Interpreting Culture

Practical Issues in Ministry

Strategies of Biblical Communication

Various Ministry Electives

Faculty Contact

Professor Mike Ackerman

"Around the world, churches are closing their doors every day. Come learn how to establish new congregations, both in the United States and abroad."

Email Professor Mike Ackerman

Possible Job Opportunities

Preaching Minister

Church Planter


Discipleship Minister

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