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The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, equips students to engage in any level of leadership within an organization. You'll learn leadership principles and practices through the classroom setting and hands-on experience. You'll also hear from church and business leaders and learn a servant-based, Christ-centered approach to leading.

  • 4 years


  • 125


  • 30+


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  • History of Ancient Israel

    A study of the Old Testament historical books Genesis through Joshua focusing on chronological history. The course includes summaries and introductions to the various books, questions over the text, and information about the redemptive plan of God to save the world. Students will learn the facts of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects.

  • Life of Christ

    Semester one covers the beginnings of the gospel up through the first year of ministry. It concentrates on the birth narratives, early Judean ministry, and early Galilean ministry. Major sermons: Jesus’ deity and credentials (John 5) and the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Students will concentrate on learning Jesus’ primary identity and proclamation of the kingdom.

  • Romans

    An exegetical study of Paul’s letter to the Romans based on grammatical, socio-cultural, literary, theological, and pastoral insights from both the Greek and English texts with special emphasis on the nature of the gospel of salvation in Christ and its impact on the shape of Christian communities in the first-century and today. Students will learn the purposes and arguments of Romans as well as the details of key texts and their theological and pastoral implications.

  • Principles of Interpretation

    A study of the universal principles of interpretation as applied to interpreting language. Students will learn how to accurately interpret and apply the Bible.

  • Essentials of Christian Mission and Culture

    Studies fundamental areas of missions. Surveying world needs, tracing missions throughout Scripture, and studying the overview of the many roles of mission work around the world. Students develop both a broad and biblical perspective on missions. Lecture, media, reading, and discussion.

  • Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism

    This course is a critical examination of evangelism and discipleship as one continuous development of the spiritual life. Students will be given models, strategies, and biblical examples that both individuals and churches can use to help people grow to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. The class will include lecture, discussion, case studies, and course assignments.

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Organizational Leadership Program Description and Outcomes

  • Program Description

    This program equips students to engage in any level of leadership within an organization through an understanding of leadership principles and practices combined with practical experiences and learning opportunities. The program is integrated with churches and local businesses, and with leaders from various organizations engaging the students on a regular basis. This degree uniquely positions a student to engage in different levels of leadership, in the ministry context and in the business setting, from a servant-based, Christocentric approach to leading.

  • Program Outcomes

    Students completing the BA in Organizational Leadership will be able to:

    1. Articulate both biblical and philosophical concepts that underpin organizational leadership structures in churches and organizations.

    2. Apply a theological foundation for organizational leadership in various contexts.

    3. Describe major strategies and issues for engaging in effective organizational leadership.

    4. Employ organizational leadership principles to manage conflict, navigate organizational changes, and build effective teams from a servant leadership approach.

    5. Integrate standard business practices (financial, human resources, reporting procedures, data-driven decision making, etc.) in a ministry context.

    6. Demonstrate a field-based understanding of organizational leadership.

    7. Lead a ministry utilizing the understanding of organizational leadership principles.

Meet Your Faculty Contact

  • “Churches and businesses alike need Christlike leaders. Come learn to employ organizational leadership principles to manage conflict, navigate organizational changes, and build effective teams from a servant leadership approach.”
    Wade Landers 2023 square
    Wade Landers Intercultural Studies Professor

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