Accelerated Study Seminars
Quarterly seminars are conducted to provide a structured learning environment that is convenient and time-efficient. This method can remove distractions and thereby accelerate the course of study. These seminars also provide an excellent opportunity to interact with fellow students.
Executive Study Series
This method utilizes the weekend method (Friday-Saturday) whereby an intensive, high energy approach to the courses allow both faculty and students to meet (typically) one weekend per month in order to accelerate course completion.
The Mentoring Institute is led by Dr. Ron Phillips. A small, select group of pastors and/or ministerial students meet in a highly concentrated format (typically Monday-Thursday) to focus on topics that include Pulpit Ministry, Evangelism, Church Growth and Leadership Development.
Evaluation of Course Work
Summative exams, research, writing projects, practicums and written responses to assignments are used to measure student learning progress. Students at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average. Graduate students are expected to maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
Academic honors are awarded in all degree programs and appropriate recognition will be given those who earn that status.
Cumulative GPA 3.9 to 4.0 — Highest Distinction
Cumulative GPA 3.8 to 3.89 — Distinction