Courses in Lee University’s Division of Adult Learning are available online, in Lee’s Moodle platform, and onsite at Lee Education Centers.
The Liberal Studies degree program is designed to provide a flexible program of study in the liberal arts for non-traditional students to successfully complete an undergraduate degree. Through an interdisciplinary approach to learning based on biblical principles, students will gain insight and knowledge of the modern world, thereby enabling them to confront new and increasingly complex societal issues.
This degree completion program aims to provide a rich educational experience through coursework in a broad range of academic disciplines. The student is provided a breadth of academic experience, as well as depth in a single field. Areas of emphasis include Communications, Human Services, Liberal Arts, Management and Leadership, and Religion.
Bible and Theology
This Bible & Theology degree program is specifically tailored for those involved in Christian ministry in both clergy and lay roles at any level. It is designed to deliver general, biblical, theological, and practical training to those persons currently active in or entering the Christian Ministry and non-church vocations. It is also designed to address the needs of bi-vocational ministers and those who have adopted non-church related professions as places of ministry. This purpose embraces the commitment to adequately prepare students for graduate study as well.
The Christian Studies degree program is designed for Christians seeking to develop a broad foundation of biblical understanding and training for personal development and/or specific ministries, e.g. ministry to children or youth, or selected denominational ministries. Students will learn to study the Bible, using accepted hermeneutical principles, apply biblical principles to daily life and ministry, explain Christian truths, and share the Christian faith with others.
The Ministry Leadership Degree Program is designed for adult learners who desire preparation for involvement in church ministry in both clergy and lay roles. These individuals will be equipped to explore and develop their leadership potential based on biblical principles in a variety of Christian ministry settings. Fostering an active faith, providing for Spiritual, intellectual and personal formation, and emphasizing mission to communities and the world constitute the focus of this degree track. This program will also provide the appropriate training (academically and practically) for enhanced personal Christian service. Areas of emphasis include Church
Administration, Counseling, Discipleship, Music and Worship, Pastoral Ministry,
and Youth Ministries.
Christian Ministry (Charlotte Center Only)
The purpose of the Christian Ministry degree program as offered by the Lee University Division of Adult Learning Charlotte Center is to deliver general, biblical, theological, and practical training to those persons currently active in or entering the Christian Ministry and non-church vocations. This purpose embraces the commitment to adequately prepare students for graduate study as well. Areas of emphasis include Bible & Theology, Christian Education, Pastoral Ministry, and Counseling.
MA in Ministry Studies
The primary purpose of the M.A. in Ministry Studies is to provide training for ministers in light of a growing consensus that ministers in the twenty-first century need more training to be effective in vocational ministry. The program utilizes a modular format that will allow full-time church staff members to complete the program with little interruption in their ministerial duties. The scope of the program will allow both clergy and lay members to complete a graduate degree in ministerial studies which will positively affect their practice of ministry. The degree prepares students in the foundational theory and praxis of ministry as well as in the social and psychological contexts of the people to whom they will minister. Interdisciplinary in nature, this program offers children’s pastors, youth pastors, pastors, associate pastors and worship pastors the foundations and skills of ministry. The program offers a core of 18 hours of general ministry courses and three emphases for specialization: Leadership Studies, Worship Studies and Youth and Family Ministry Studies.
The overall goal of the program is to provide advanced understanding of ministry issues in order to prepare men and women seeking to fulfill their calling to vocational ministry in both church and para-church settings.
For adult learners seeking to strengthen skills in a particular discipline but not interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree, DAL offers certificate programs:
Federal Financial Aid is not available for those students enrolled in certificate-only programs.
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