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Doctor of Christian Leadership


The Doctor of Christian Leadership program is designed to help students to be equipped with a higher level of leadership education. This program provides more advanced leadership training in the fields of ministry, adult and brain & gifted education, and business. Furthermore, this program enables students to grow and be knowledgeable in leading their educational, governmental, business, and pastoral organizations they belong to.


Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding and integration of leadership in relation to the pastoral, educational, and entrepreneurial disciplines.
  • Articulate leadership theories and demonstrate the proficiency to develop the skills in leadership.
  • Refine one's thinking about strategies for effective leadership.
  • Reflect on the essential leadership in ministry, education, and business contexts.


  • Application form for admission
  • $100.00 non-refundable application fee
  • A brief autobiographical statement
  • Official transcript appropriate for the program
    • master's degree
    • a 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA.
    • three years of substantial post-master's degree experience
  • Applicaton Essay
  • Recommendation from church pastor or former teacher
  • Two recent photographs (for student ID)


  • The doctoral program is designed to be completed within five academic years. A maximum of seven years may be granted upon appeal to the Academic Dean.
  • The student must successfully complete a prescribed course of study with a minimum of 3.00 (B) grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
  • The awarding of a "C" in a doctoral course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).
  • The student must pass a qualifying examination.
  • The student must successfully complete a dissertation and pass the oral defense.
  • Prior to graduation the student must meet all financial obligations to the institution. All candidates for graduation are expected to demonstrate sound scholarship, consistent Christian conduct and attitude, and reasonable suitability for effective Christian ministries. In addition, the appropriate faculty should fully recommend the candidate for graduation.
  • All candidates for graduation must complete a non-credit course, Introduction to Christianity. It will be waived for the students who have taken any biblical courses.


Core Leadership Courses

12 Credit Hours(1 Required course + Select 2 additional courses)

LE 801 General Theories on Leadership * 4
LE 803 Essential Traits of Leadership 4
LE 804 Vision and Goal-setting in Leadership 4
LE 805 Global Leadership in Management 4
LE 810 Global Strategic Leadership 4
LE 812 Spiritual Leadership 4
LE 813 The Leader as Agent and Guide 4
LE 814 Communication and Decision Making 4
LE 815 Global Dimensions of Leadership Today and in the Future 4
LE 816 The Human Focus of Leadership 4
LE 817 Global Futures and System Dynamics 4
LE 818 Mentored Leadership Internship 4
LE 845 Introduction to Innovation Leadership 4
* Required

Emphasis Courses

16 Credit Hours(Select 4 Courses)

Organizational Leadership
LE 812 Spiritual Leadership 4
LE 814 Communication and Decision Making 4
LE 819 Biblical and Theological foundation of Leadership 4
LE 830 Motivations, Teams, Coaching, and Mentoring 4
LE 831 Worldview / Special Seminar 4
LE 832 Study of Global Organization 4
LE 833 Transformational Leadership 4
LE 834 Public Organization Theory & Design 4

Free Electives

8 Credit Hours

Capstone Course

3 Credit Hours

CP 890 Capstone 3


9 Credit Hours

RS 805 Dissertation Research Seminar 3
RS 807 Dissertation 6


48 Credit Hours


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