Communications Studies

Do you feel called to share the Gospel in a non-pastoral setting? Do you enjoy learning about and using various forms of media?

The Communication Studies program focuses on apologetics and evangelism through non-pulpit types of communication. This includes radio broadcast, print materials, drama, and more! Through this program, you’ll be able to share the same Gospel message that has been shared and loved for years in new and various ways to reach a diverse range of people! While this class is an overview for the various mediums of communication, it can springboard you into a love and passion for sharing the Gospel with today’s world!

Share the gospel through classes in radio, multimedia, drama, writing, small-group,and spoken communication. This program works in close partnership with the radio station Mountain Gospel, WMTC 99.9. Through this partnership, students gain practical, hands-on experience in radio broadcast and media. Students in the Communications Studies program will also have the opportunity to take part in a school play or musical. This production is usually held every other year through the Dramatics Ministries class.

  • We have [KMBC] alumni serving both in the church and in missions, across this country and around the world, proving themselves worthy of the calling with which they were called.

    Hubert Harriman
    Former President of World Gospel Mission
  • Some of the best or finest missionaries in all the world come from these schools.

    Dr. Roy Lauter
    President of New Hope International Ministries
  • I know of no college that is as great as this one [KMBC].

    Dr. Harold Spann
    Former President of Wesley Biblical Seminary
  • We are always interested in getting students from KMBC.

    Tom Halford
    Former Vice President of Student Development at Wesley Biblical Seminary
  • WGM seeks to maintain a high profile on the KMBC campus, wanting to recruit as many as we can.

    Hubert Harriman
    Former President of World Gospel Mission
  • KMBC would be my first choice, in terms of ministry training, to look for godly men and women for staffing needs.

    David Cooper
    Pastor in Deford, MI
  • I have never been around a finer student body.

    Dr. Marlin Hotle
    Former Tennessee District Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church
  • It is obvious that the purpose of KMBC is to teach and train young people to reach their potential in serving God.

    Gary Knox
    Work Team Leader
  • KMBC provides the ideal environment in which to study and learn about God and His Word.

    Graduate
    Class of 2007
  • The quality is unequaled, absolutely unequaled.

    Gary Knox
    Work Team Leader
  • The quality of the education KMBC students receive equips them to step into graduate level work and also to unite the piety of life with the training of the mind.

    Tom Halford
    Former Vice President of Student Development at Wesley Biblical Seminary
  • I have complete confidence that the training and education they[KMBC students] have received is unequaled.

    Gary Knox
    Work Team Leader
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What happens after graduation?

Some of our graduates choose to continue their education in pursuit of a Master of Arts or Master of Divinity degree (M.Div). Graduates choosing to do so, often remark at how well prepared they were for the academic challenges of seminary. Although our graduates have chosen to attend a variety of seminaries across the country, KMBC recommends Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi.

Credit Hours

130 Credit Hours

What classes will I study?

As a student in the Communications program, you will be focusing on classes to prepare you to communicate the Gospel through a variety of methods. In addition to the general education core, you will be studying a variety of the biblical texts, theology, and communications classes. For a complete list, skim through the list below.

General Education Core

  • Spiritual-Academic and Worldview Formation


    This course is designed to introduce the student to the spiritual and academic disciplines necessary to begin college life and to become a lifelong learner and Christian disciple. It provides an introduction to prominent contemporary worldviews and lays a foundation for developing a biblical worldview.

  • English Grammar


    A study of the fundamentals of English grammar with a view to proper construction. Emphasis is placed upon conciseness and correct diction.

  • English Composition


    Practice is given in various kinds of writing, including the formal research paper and the informal/formal essay to enable students to write clearly, concisely, logically and creatively.

  • Physical Education


    Promotes practices of good health and the development of Christian character through team play in competitive sports, both in class and through the program of intramural athletics. Students may be exempted from this course upon presentation of a doctor’s certificate requesting exemption from such activities.

  • Introduction to Communications or Introduction to Sociology

    <em>Introduction to Communication</em>

    The course introduces the process of communication as a critical element in human relationship and society, and examines various aspects of communication: information processing, interpersonal communication in dyadic relationships and small groups, organizational communication, and mass communication.

    <em>Introduction to Sociology</em>

    The course introduces the basic concepts of the discipline and major theories of social behavior. Factors underlying the formation and function of society, group life, social institution and processes are studied. Additionally, various current social problems are analyzed from a biblical world view.

  • Basic Public Speaking


    This course provides an introduction to the various types and components of public speeches. Class assignments and activities are designed to develop skills in preparing, refining and delivering public addresses.

  • History of Civilization I &amp; II


    The courses survey the history of civilization from ancient times to the modern period and focus on the religious, political and legal aspects of the ancient, medieval and modern world as seen from the Christian perspective.

  • General Psychology


    Provides an introduction to psychology focusing on its major topics, methods, theories, and applications from a Christian perspective.

  • Music Appreciation


    A course which integrates basic music elements and appreciation for sacred and secular masterworks.

  • Church History


    A survey of the development of the Christian Church from apostolic times to the present with special attention being given to councils of the Church, medieval monasticism, the Protestant Reformation, Wesley and Pietism, and the North American church.

  • College Mathematics


    This course is designed to give the essentials of college algebra. Reasoning ability is developed by stressing application to physical problems. A grasp of algebraic principals and problem solving techniques will enable the student to think analytically, which has widespread application.

  • English Literature


    A critical study of certain chosen literary works from the Middle Ages to the present including some attention to the lives of the authors. Interpretations are sought in the light of historical and social backgrounds.

  • Marriage and Family


    This course considers the dynamics of marriage and family relationships. The emphasis will be upon the development of relationships from dating through courtship and marriage, with a special consideration for enrichment skills such as communication, conflict solving, budgeting, and role concepts.

  • Earth Science


    Taking information and operating principles from the study of various science disciplines, this course is a multi-disciplinary introduction to the earth’s processes and environment. The biblical account of creation is held to be accurate, and a six literal day creation period lays the foundation for this study of the earth.

  • Introduction to Philosophy


    Focuses on the terminology and methodology of philosophy including an emphasis on the classic concepts and thinkers of Western philosophical thought. Students are enabled to think critically and analytically about current philosophical trends from a Christian world view.

Bible Study Core

  • English Bible Survey


    This course is an introduction to the content, theology and history of the Bible with a special emphasis upon the major people, places and events. The various literary genres are studied in order to discover their basic teachings and place in divine revelation. The course is a prerequisite to all other courses in biblical studies.

  • Gospels


    A comprehensive study of the life and ministry of Jesus presented by the four gospel writers.

  • Pentateuch


    An historical and theological study of the first five books of the Old Testament which emphasizes the characters and the covenant. The Pentateuch is examined as the foundation for the remainder of the history of God’s revelation to humanity.

  • Acts


    The history of the origin, rise, and expansion of universal Christianity as presented in the Acts of the Apostles.

  • Prison Epistles

    The four Epistles of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon were written by Paul during his Roman imprisonment. This class will consider the theological truths and practical applications contained in these letters.

  • General Epistles


    An inductive study of the epistles of James, Peter, John and Jude with emphasis on important doctrines and principles relating to Christian living. Attention is given to learning the use of different resource materials and the inductive process.

  • Romans


    A study of the Epistles of Romans which focuses on the theological truths and their application to the Christian life.

  • Hebrews


    A study of the Book of Hebrews which views the Old Testament in the light of the New Testament and informs Christology and Soteriology especially as they pertain to Entire Sanctification and Christian perseverance.

  • Isaiah-Jeremiah


    A study of the books with emphasis on the historical, social, moral and religious background of the prophet and their times. Major elements of the class include historical, eschatalogical, and New Covenant significance along with present-day application.

  • Biblical Studies Electives


    This is where you may customize part of your learning experience here at KMBC. What books are you interested in studying? Perhaps the Minor Prophets, Historical Books, Psalms and Wisdom Literature, the Apocalyptic Books, Galatians and Thessalonians, Romans, Corinthians, or a perhaps an advanced inductive study on a topic that interests you!

Theology Study Core

  • Foundations of Faith


    A foundational course in theology designed to give the student a basic understanding of the doctrines of God, man, and sin, and emphasizes the saving relationship into which God calls all human beings.

  • Doctrines of Holiness


    An intensive study of the doctrine of Christian perfection and entire sanctification as a second work of grace as it comes to expression within Scripture and Wesleyan theology which are integrated with experiential material for the purpose of instructing, clarifying, and establishing students in their personal experience of entire sanctification.

  • Theology Elective


    Choose from several excellent theology classes including the theology of prayer, systematic theology, the theology of John Wesley, cults, or take a survey of holiness literature.

Communications Core

  • Introduction to Christian Education


    This course emphasizes the biblical foundation of Christian education. Needs of the various age groups, current methods and approaches, curriculum and materials, organization and administration in the local church are practical aspects surveyed.

  • Parliamentary Law


    The development of skills in the standard method of conducting and participating in business meetings is the focus of this course. Robert’s Rules of Order is the guidebook employed.
  • Dramatic Ministries


    This course enables the student to develop skills for communicative expression through the use of Christian drama. Emphasis placed on developing acting skills.

  • Evangelism


    This course provides an introduction to the biblical principles and practices of evangelism and discipleship and their applications to contemporary life.

  • Broadcast Communications


    This course will equip the student to use various forms of communication to advance the Gospel. This includes working closely with the WMTC radio station for hands-on experience.

  • Introduction to Apologetics


    An introduction to terminology, methods, and tools of apologetics.

  • Journalistic Writing


    This course provides an introduction to journalistic writing including the fundamentals of news gathering, writing, and editing. Attention is given to news writing for ministry situations. Prerequisites: EN 101 and 102.
  • Media Ministries


    This course examines the application of various media in ministry contexts in a web-centered world. Media examined include video, audio, desktop publishing, graphics, computer presentations, and websites. Emphasis is given to integrating these media with web technologies. The course assumes the student possesses a working knowledge of typing, word processing, internet navigation, and Windows.

  • Organizational and Small Group Communications


    This course provides an understanding and the basic skills essential to communicate effectively in any group or organization. The course focuses on communication within teams in ministry and career contexts.

  • Cross-Cultural Communications


    This course investigates the principles and processes of communicating from one culture to another with a focus on understanding other peoples and their cultures and on the relevance of the Incarnation as the model for intercultural communication of the gospel.
    This course will provide a blend of communication, anthropological, and missiological concepts.

  • Communication in Community


    This course will provide students with the practical knowledge necessary to communicate in various aspects of their community. Students will learn various aspects of work within their communities and how to effectively minister through those means.

  • Christian Counseling


    Focuses upon the basic concepts and techniques of Christian counseling. The student will develop broader understanding and a working knowledge of counseling skills in order to help people who have spiritual and life adjustment problems. This course is cross referenced with MT 452. Prerequisite: PS 171.

Other Classes

  • Internship


    An internship offers the student an opportunity to participate in actual ministry under the close supervision of a faculty advisor and a practitioner in the field of the communication. The internship will respect the guidelines established by the Office of Field Ministries and the contract established by the curriculum advisor.

  • Senior Seminar


    This course enables senior students to refine their biblical worldview and to demonstrate integration of accumulated learning regarding contemporary issues.

  • Electives


    Choose from a number of electives tailored to your particular interests in ministry.
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