Church Planting and Revitalization:
This concentration will offer you specialized training in the essential areas needed to plant new churches or to revitalize struggling churches. You will learn how (a) to research and exegete the demographics of a community for maximum evangelism and church growth potential, (b) design an effective strategy to reach a community with the Gospel through the local church, and (c) organize a contextualized church planting/revitalization ministry in a way that meets the needs of a specific community while remaining faithful to the Scriptures.
This concentration will allow you to emphasize training in pastoral leadership, discipleship, counseling, church worship, or a combination of these disciplines. You will be able to perform a lead or supporting role in an established local church in various areas of the teaching ministry, including women’s ministries. You will also be able to assist in the supporting ministries of a local church or parachurch ministry, including the ministries of counseling, one-on-one discipleship, evangelism, youth ministry, and public worship.