Undergraduate

Our undergraduate ministry program offers 2 classes per 8-week period with (2) 8-week periods in a semester. Classes are twice a week (Mon. & Thurs.2 classes per night) and a total of 4 classes in a semester. This program incorporates a 1-hour lab per course to connect your faith and learning through outside classroom activities

Graduate

Our graduate degree is the newest program at Carolina Christian College. This program offers a graduate level Master’s degree in Religious Education. Students that participate in this program will be on an accelerated pace attending class one night a week and completing one class at a time in six weeks.

Carolina Christian College Degree Programs

Apply now for Christian counseling minor, homiletics minor, certificate in biblical studies.

Bachelor of Arts in MinistryLeadership MinorChristian Counseling MinorBiblical Studies MinorBA, Homiletics MinorNonprofit Leadership MinorCertificate in Biblical StudiesMaster's of Religious Education

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

CCC is a non-traditional commuter institution integrates faith and learning through a modality conducive to the adult learner. CCC courses are 3-credit hours which equate to 45 contact hours either through face-to-face contact or outside classroom activities.

Undergraduate learners meet twice a week (Mon & Thrs) night from 6 to 10 pm ( 2 classes per night). Master learners meet once a week on Tuesday night.

Each program must include four elements:

  • A major of not less than 33 semester hours in Biblical Studies.
  • A basic core in the arts and sciences of not less than 36 hours, which must include fine arts, mathematics, and the social sciences.
  • Nine hours in Ministry courses.
  • Twenty-two hours in a selected minor.

Leadership Minor

The specific purpose of this program is to equip the student to enter their workplace or local church with the tools to be an effective leader.

This includes that the graduating student shall:

  1. Have knowledge of different types of leadership styles and how to move between them in situations.
  2. Be familiar with basic counseling concepts, methods and practices.
  3. Be a competent user of the computer as a tool to church work.
  4. Have knowledge of the social impact in the religious world and the impact of religion in the secular world.
  5. Be able to establish a religious deity within a setting outside of the religious world.

Christian Counseling Minor

This program is designed for introductory exposure to the field of counseling for students interested in furthering their education in Christian and/or Biblical Counseling.

This includes that the graduating student shall:

  1. Understand Christian theories from a sound biblical and theological point of view in order to develop professional competence within a thoroughly biblical framework focused on ministry;
  2. develop deep levels of biblical and spiritual integrity in their own personal life, relationships, and ministry.

The specific purpose of this program is to equip the student to enter their workplace or local church with the tools to be an effective Christian or Biblical Counselor. For more information call 336-744-0900.

Biblical Studies Minor

The specific goals of this program, beyond the goals of the major, are to train ministers and associate ministers for the church.

This includes that the graduating student shall:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and competence in Old Testament and New Testament.
  2. Be able to communicate biblical truth.

Homiletics Minor

The specific purpose of this program is to equip the student for a preaching ministry in the local church.

This includes that the graduating student shall:

  1. Have basic knowledge of the art and science of preaching from past to present.
  2. Have basic knowledge of how to prepare and deliver a sermon.
  3. Have knowledge of how to prepare a socially relevant sermon.

Non-Profit Leadership Minor

The specific purpose of the program is to equip the student with the fundamental principles of nonprofit organizational management.

This includes that the graduating student shall:

  • Employ major financial concepts, principles, and strategies in a variety of non-profit applications
  • Prepare, understand, and explain basic financial statements
  • Exhibit leadership, financial, and marketing skills needed to lead and manage a nonprofit organization
  • Identify and apply pertinent regulatory and legal requirements for nonprofits, churches, etc.

Certificate in Biblical Studies

The specific purpose of this program is to equip the student to serve his or her local church in a leadership capacity. The 30-credit hour curriculum introduces the student to Biblical, spiritual, and theological issues necessary for basic servant-leadership in a church, as well as prepares him or her to teach and lead others.

Upon completion of the certificate program in leadership, the student shall:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Old and New Testaments, including key Bible passages, characters, and events.
  2. Affirm and defend the Christian faith.
  3. Understand and apply principles of Biblical interpretation.
  4. Apply different types of leadership styles as needed in varied ministry situations.
  5. Possess competence in organizing and maintaining a ministry.

Purpose of Program

The Master of Religious Education (MRE) is a professional degree for those who want to prepare for service in the church as a Director of Christian Education, Director of Program Ministries, Director of Youth or Children’s Ministry, and other ministries related to religious education. It also serves others who wish to strengthen their skills and knowledge in religious education through the study of major sources of biblical, theological, historical, ethical, and cultural studies and the integration of those studies into the ministry of education.

Program Description

The Master of Religious Education (MRE) is offered with two specializations: Pastoral Care and Christian Education. Both tracks require a total of fifty-seven (57) semester hours of graduate study as described in Program Requirements below.

The program will be taught in a non-traditional instruction format. Instead of the traditional 50-minute lecture for 3 days a week and 16 weeks in the semester, the students will meet for 4 hours a week for 6 weeks. Outside work will focus on individual learning for an estimated 20 hours a week.

Program Learning Outcomes

The educational goals of the Pastoral Care track of the MRE program:

  1. The learner will analyze the history, teachings, and the theoretical concepts pertaining to the teachings of the Old Testament and New Testament.
  2. The learner will be able to plan, create, and/or design effective approaches to communication of the gospel through worship, evangelism, education, and ministry within the church.
  3. The learner will be able to compare and contrast the teachings and beliefs of the non-Christian to the Christian in America.
  4. The learner will gain training while applying theory, concepts, and practical applications to resolve problems related to ministry.
  5. The learner will apply counseling theories to resolve the sociological and psychological needs in ministry.

The educational goals of the Christian Education track of the MRE program:

  1. The learner will analyze the history, teachings, and the theoretical concepts pertaining to the teachings of the Old Testament and New Testament.
  2. The learner will be able to plan, create, and/or design effective approaches to communication of the gospel through worship, evangelism, education, and ministry within the church.
  3. The learner will interpret scripture relevant to the use of gifts in Christian education.
  4. The learner will develop curriculum and programs to support the educational needs of children and adults in ministry.
  5. The student will compose a strategic plan to enhance the philosophical teaching of the Christian educator.