“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:2). There is a critical need for ministry leaders who are equipped for service in this ever-changing world. As the Baby Boomer generation retires, the Christian church in America will increasingly face a shortage of ministers.
The forward-looking Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Ministry Leadership major is part of the Center for Church Leadership at Concordia University Irvine. The Center aims to equip and form the next generation of pastors and ministry directors for entrepreneurial ministry leadership through academic course work, spiritual formation, and hands-on ministry experience.
Many traditional routes for pastoral education require students to complete four years of undergraduate education on top of an additional three to four years of graduate school education. The Center for Church Leadership accelerates ministry formation by combining undergraduate and graduate education into a unified program. Up to 23 units of the Entrepreneurial Ministry Leadership major will satisfy course requirements for the Master of Arts in Church Leadership. This means you can complete both your BS and MA coursework in five years, with a year of residency to follow. The accelerated format allows you to complete your schooling faster in order to get into ministry leadership roles sooner.