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SUM Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts Learning Outcomes

Revised July 11, 2013

These learning outcomes should be incorporated into all courses:

 

1.     The student will acquire knowledge specializing in biblical studies.

2.     The student will acquire knowledge specializing in effective Christian ministry.

3.     The student will integrate broad knowledge in general education for a Christian worldview.

4.     The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills to resolve issues in contemporary culture through the five-fold ministries of the Church.

5.     The student will discover and enhance ministerial skills through experiential learning.

6.     The student will cultivate through spiritual formation convictions, desires, and passions to demonstrate the love of Jesus to people in varied cultures and worldviews.

 

Outcome

Measurements

The student will acquire knowledge specializing in biblical studies.

Appreciate the Bible as a source for truth and life practices. (1) (A)

Be conversant with principles of consistent exegesis, using basic reference resources, which acknowledge genre, context, historical background, and semantic domains of biblical texts. (15) (C)

Be conversant with a variety of theological positions, while distinguishing theologically sound doctrine, false teaching, and cultural traditions. (17) (C)

Outline the biblical basis and historical development for the support of global missions. (21.1) (C)

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Value biblical leadership and communication. (5) (A)

Acquire a knowledge for new ministry development, crucial to the fulfillment of the purposes of the Church. (9.1) (A)

Embrace the need for collaboration for greater ministry effectiveness. (12) (A)

Demonstrate an appreciation for a learning environment characterized by cooperation and teamwork. (14) (A)

List principles of church administration such as financial, management, legal and tax issues. (18) (C)

Articulate principles of developing an integrated support system and leadership team within the local Christian context, reflecting biblical principles in ministry leadership, selection of church models, and ministry methodologies. (20) (C)

Outline the biblical basis and historical development for the work and implementation of global missions. (21.2) (C)

Develop quality Spirit-empowered preaching and teaching materials in order to effectively communicate the gospel. (24) (P)

Demonstrate responsible use of technology, media, and resources for research and ministry. (25) (P)

Develop a ministry plan outlining goals, philosophies, and strategies. (27) (P)

Develop the ability to collaborate with other entities, leaders and community resources rather than working in isolation. (31) (P)

Develop mentoring and disciple-making skills. (32) (P)

The student will integrate broad knowledge in general education for a Christian worldview.

Develop an appreciation for the various academic disciplines. (13) (A)

Demonstrate knowledge of key historical facts, values, and ideas that have shaped civilizations throughout history. (22) (C)

Demonstrate a broad content knowledge in life science or physical science. (23) (C)

Demonstrate basic math skills to develop a personal and professional budget.  (33) (P)

Effectively employ computer skills to enhance ministry through correspondence, presentations, organization, and research. (34) (P)

The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills to resolve issues in contemporary culture through the five-fold ministries of the Church.

Embrace the need for disciplined study, research, and work ethics. (8) (A)

Demonstrate understanding of how diverse cultural structures and social organizations impact the communication of the gospel and the work of ministry. (16) (C)

Integrate various contemporary ministry models in light of cultural issues and explain how they impact efforts to fulfill the purposes of the Church. (19) (C)

Accurately interpret and apply the biblical text in current contexts. (26) (P)

The student will discover and enhance ministerial skills through experiential learning.

Value participation in the local church as it expresses the Kingdom of God in the world. (2) (A)

Demonstrate skills necessary to start and/or lead ministry in diverse settings. (28) (P)        

Provide biblical counsel to others. (29) (P)    

Develop collaborative team ministry skills. (30) (P)

The student will cultivate through spiritual formation convictions, desires, and passions to demonstrate the love of Jesus to people in varied cultures and worldviews.

Passionately embrace the Christian worldview while being respectful of those who hold diverse perspectives. (3)(A)

Hold with conviction a personal Christian philosophy of ministry. (4)( A)

Express an understanding of one’s unique gifts, personality, experiences, and passions as individuals in the Kingdom of God. (6)(A)

Demonstrate one’s faith in Christ through the well being of the whole person. (7) (A)

Acquire a deeper passion for new ministry development, crucial to the fulfillment of the purposes of the Church. (9.2) (A)

Demonstrate one’s appreciation of God’s saving and miraculous works and how they are part of what God is doing in the world. (10) (A)

Reflect on one’s development as a believer, according to the biblical standards for faith and conduct. (11) (A)