Charlotte Center for Ministerial Training
Assistant Professor Gregory Sloop
The Charlotte Center offers an undergraduate degree program designed specifically for those preparing for full-time vocational ministry. It is a combination of biblical-theological knowledge and ministerial skills courses. It provides the knowledge of Scripture so important for the work of ministry as well as the ministerial skills to enable effective work in each area.
The Course of Study
The Bachelor of Christian Ministry (B.C.M.) degree is a flexible program of study easily tailored to fit the student’s specific ministerial or discipleship needs. Core courses provide a valuable balance of general studies, and biblical-theological knowledge with specialized skills taught in each of the following emphases:
The Bible emphasis gives an extensive knowledge of both Old and New Testaments, emphasizing interpretation skills and Bible study methods. It considers types of literature found in the Bible and provides principles of interpretation for each, ultimately focusing on informed Christian living.
The Christian Education emphasis prepares and equips men and women for effective ministry in discipleship or Christian education. Providing a foundation of biblical-theological knowledge, it explores the teaching/learning process involved in discipleship of people of all ages.
The Counseling emphasis prepares men and women for graduate studies in Counseling and also equips them for service in entry-level mental health positions or lay ministry positions. This degree does not prepare the student for licensure or credentialing with any state agency.
The Pastoral Ministry emphasis combines biblical-theological knowledge with ministerial skills such as preaching, counseling and church leadership. It examines the role of the pastor, the mission of the church and the means of enabling the laity to accomplish the work of the Kingdom.
The Theology emphasis provides a thorough preparation in biblical and theological knowledge. It is recommended for those planning to continue their education at the Masters and/or Doctoral level, and is ideal for those planning to work in the educational ministry of the church.
Catalogs and applications may be obtained by writing to the Lee University Charlotte Center, 1209 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28214. For more information visit http://caps.leeuniversity.edu or call 704-394-2307.
Lee University has been declared by the appropriate state authority exempt from the requirement 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 any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.