SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND LEADERSHIP
The purpose of the School of Christian Communications and Leadership is to train students to be effective leaders and communicators. Whether as a minister, Christian educator, Christian musician, or administrator, every student needs to be able to effectively communicate their thoughts and ideas. The School of Christian Communication provides the student the opportunity to learn how to communicate creatively and effectively by means of media/ visual arts, written words, oral communication or music.
Our communications program is founded on a sound education in the Liberal Arts because people working in all areas of communication require a broad understanding of society and the forces that affect it. We feel that communications is an excellent field for those with Christian convictions and moral integrity. Christian media and consulting firms are becoming one of the nation's fastest growing fields. Many new opportunities are also opening up in advertisement, marketing, public relations, and association management.
Most courses require practical, hands-on projects in a professional environment in addition to regular academic course requirements. If this is your professional goal, you are invited to become a part of this exciting and challenging program.
Executive Christian Leadership
The Christian Leadership Program seeks to instill in servant leaders the character, vision and skill not only to excel themselves but also to build other leaders. LBU’s Christian leadership series is designed to fulfill three needs:
1) Students enrolled in LBU or LBTS, both men and women in all areas of study who can benefit by the inclusion of leadership courses in their curriculum.
2) Provide courses for pastors and vocational Christian workers.
3) Equip business leaders, lay leaders in local churches and other Christians determined to make an impact in their communities.
The curriculum uses materials prepared by leadership specialists. The leadership division seeks to foster godly men and women of character who are empowered by the Holy Spirit and equipped to lead. With a clear vision of the task, they can make a huge impact in equipping others to better serve Christ. Christian leadership classes may be used in any program. Christian leadership courses are identified as CL and are located in the Christian Communication course description section of the catalog.
The following degrees are offered in the School of Communications and Leadership:
A.A., Associate of Arts in Communications - 65 hours
B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Communications - 128 hours
M.A., Master of Arts in Christian Leadership - 36 hours
D.B.S., Doctor of Biblical Studies in Biblical Leadership - 45 hours
Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Executive Leadership - 60 hours