school of communications and leadership

Welcome to the school of Christian Communications and Leadership. If you desire to be a better communicator and leader in your field, you are on the right page. I would be glad to help you achieve your academic and professional goals in any way I can. If you have questions, please me at 318.686.2360 or email at slawrence@lbu.edu.


Serving Christ, Serving you,

Steven G. Lawrence, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Communications and Leadership

school of communications and leadership

The purpose of the Christian Communications program (A.A., B.A.) is to train students to be effective leaders and communicators. As a minister, Christian educator, administrator, or business professional, a degree from LBU provides the student the opportunity to learn to communicate creatively and effectively by means of audio/visual media, and the written and spoken word.


The Christian Leadership Program (M.A., D.B.S., Ph.D.) seeks to instill in servant leaders the character, vision, and skills not only to excel personally, but to build other leaders, as well.  Our desire is to foster godly men and women of character who are empowered by the Holy Spirit and equipped to lead in any context.  

 

DEGREES OFFERED:

  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Communications - 128 hours
  • M.A., Master of Arts in Christian Leadership - 36 hours
  • D.B.S., Doctor of Biblical Studies in Biblical Leadership - 45 hours
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Executive Leadership - 60 hours

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATION

COURSEWORK (HOURS) 

  • General Education Requirements (32)            
  • Orientation (2)                                              
  • English (12)                                                        
  • English Composition I (3)
  • English Composition II (3)
  • American Literature (3)
  • Public Speech/English Lit (3)
  • History (6)
  • U.S. History I (3)
  • U.S. History II (3)
  • Math/Science Electives (6)
  • Social Studies Electives (6)
  • Communications Requirements (30)
  • Communicating the Gospel (3)
  • Anointed for Business (3)
  • Financial Management (3)
  • Marketing/ Branding (6)
  • Human Relations in Management (3)
  • Ten Principles of Success (3)
  • Communications Electives (9)
  • Bible Requirements (24)
  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • Methods of Bible Study (3)
  • The Four Gospels (3)
  • Apologetics (3)
  • Introduction to the Revelation (3)
  • Hermeneutics (3)
  • The Bible: From the Mind of God to Man (3)
  • Electives (15)
  • Graduation Workshop (3)
  • General Electives (24)


Total number of hours - 128


*A double major in Biblical Studies can be achieved by completing 30 hours in Biblical Studies

master of arts in Christian leadership

COURSEWORK (HOURS) 

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies (3)               
  • Dynamics of Organizational Change (3)
  • Principles of Empowerment in Leadership (3)
  • Spiritual Leadership (3)
  • Executive Coaching (3)
  • Biblical Requirements for Greater Leadership (3)
  • Laws of Leadership (3)
  • Applied Research (3)
  • Readings in Leadership (3)
  • Graduation Workshop (3)
  • Thesis (6)

Total number of hours - 36

doctor of biblical studies in biblical leadership

COURSEWORK (HOURS) 

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies (3)
  • Master Plan for Leaders (3)
  • Leadership Credibility (3)
  • Spiritual Ethics (3)
  • The 360 Degree Leader (3)
  • Leading through Conflict (3)
  • Creative Church Leadership (3)
  • Research in Leadership (3)
  • Applied Research in Leadership (3)
  • Biblical Theology of Leadership: Old Testament (3)
  • Biblical Theology of Leadership: New Testament (3)
  • Graduation Workshop (3)
  • Dissertation (9)

Total number of hours -  45

doctor of philosophy in executive leadership

COURSEWORK (HOURS) 

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies (3)
  • Master Plan for Leaders (3)
  • Social Epidemiology (3)
  • Leadership Credibility (3)
  • Spiritual Ethics (3)
  • The 360 Degree Leader (3)
  • Entrepreneurship (3)
  • Leading through Conflict (3)
  • Creative Church Leadership (3)
  • Leadership Practicum (3)                             
  • Research in Leadership (3)
  • Applied Research in Leadership (3)
  • Biblical Theology of Leadership: Old Testament (3)
  • Biblical Theology of Leadership: New Testament (3)
  • Graduation Workshop (3)
  • Dissertation (15)

Total number of hours - 60


The academic challenges of this degree program require that the applicant have at least a Masters degree with the appropriate foundation in the discipline the applicant is seeking. The person admitted to our PhD program must have the initiative, self-discipline and the research skills necessary to succeed in such a program.