2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Christian Ministries

Mission Of The School Of Christian Ministries

The mission of the School of Christian Ministries is to produce graduates who model academic excellence and professional competence blended with a passionate devotion to Christ in leading His church to its global mission.

Jesus taught His disciples to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength.  In the School of Christian Ministries (SCM), we intentionally train students to use their Heads, Hearts, and Hands for the glory of God.  Our H3 Strategy combines rigorous academic training with experiential learning through local ministry team participation, regional internships, and international service projects.  We want to produce graduates who model academic excellence and professional competence blended with a passionate devotion to Christ in leading His church to be global disciple-makers.

SCM Student Learning Outcomes

The SCM offers baccalaureate majors designed to produce Theology and Intercultural Studies graduates who are able to demonstrate the following:

  • Competence in Bible knowledge, including its textual, historical, cultural, and geographical contexts;
  • Competence in Church history and theological knowledge, including the expansion of orthodox Christian faith internationally;
  • Competence in Faith/Learning integration, including the application of Christian worldview into the graduate’s academic discipline;
  • Competence in written communication, oral communication, and critical thinking skills;
  • Competence and experience in Christian ministry and leadership, including portfolio documentation of ministry team, internship, and international service experience; and
  • Competence and experience in intercultural knowledge, language, and service (Intercultural Studies majors).

The SCM measures student competence through several assessment tools, including materials from the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the Council of Christian Colleges & Universities, and the Association of Biblical Higher Education.

In addition, the SCM offers minors in Theology and Intercultural Studies.

General Requirements For All SCM Majors

SCM majors must successfully complete COM 101  to fulfill oral communication competency requirements.

All majors must successfully complete the writing intensive (WI) requirements as specified in the Scholastic Standards section of this catalog. This includes CMS 310  for all majors.  SCM majors will successfully complete CMS 301  and CMS 331  for the Theology major, and CMS 303  and CMS 403  for the Intercultural Studies major.

All candidates for a bachelor’s degree offered by the SCM must successfully compose an original Senior Writing Project on an approved topic.  This component is assessed in CMS 499 .

SCM Achievement Awards

The SCM annually presents the following awards to students:

  • Zondervan/University of Mobile Greek Award
  • Zondervan/University of Mobile Hebrew Award
  • Robert Greene Lee Expository Preaching Award
  • Anne Graham Lotz Expository Bible Study Award
  • Cecil Taylor Global Missions Award
  • Induction into Theta Alpha Kappa theological honor society
  • Excellence in Academics Award
  • Excellence in Ministry Award





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