The education I got at KMBC is what I use the most.
Headmaster of Mt. Carmel Schools
Have you felt called to serve in a local church in a leadership capacity?
KMBC Church Leadership program equips and enables students to work in a church setting in a non-pastoral way. This program will prepare you for the roles of lay leadership in the church such as associate pastor, a peer counselor, small group leader, visitation pastor, and more. Students entering this program feel the call from God to leadership within the church, but not specifically to preaching.
While providing strong leadership in a church setting, our graduates are able to support the senior pastor and provide the skills necessary for the church’s leadership staff, such as a board, council, or team, to work together for the good of the church.
If you feel the call of God to work as a leader in a church, the Church Leadership program at KMBC will equip you with the knowledge and experience for a fulfilling and successful ministry!
Preparation for ministry goes far beyond the classroom. At KMBC, you’ll have a number of opportunities for practical outreach including prison ministry, nursing home ministry, ministries targeting area youth, dramatic ministry outreaches, as well as opportunities to preach and teach in area churches. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready and passionate for the ministry into which God has called you!
The education I got at KMBC is what I use the most.
The quality is unequaled, absolutely unequaled.
KMBC would be my first choice, in terms of ministry training, to look for godly men and women for staffing needs.
KMBC students are among the best prepared students who come to WBS [Wesley Biblical Seminary].
One of the main reasons I look to KMBC for pastors is how well-suited their graduates are to appreciate and fit in with the culture and mindset of who we are.
The quality of the students I have encountered from KMBC has been very high spiritually.
KMBC students have a heart to serve.
KMBC has played a major role in my life, not only spiritually which is to be expected, but in the professional, social and overall makeup and fibers of who I have become.
Who I am, and what I do today are traced to KMBC, as much or more than any educational institution which I attended.
I have never been around a finer student body.
There is no better holiness education or biblical training anywhere in the world.
KMBC provides the ideal environment in which to study and learn about God and His Word.
After you have completed KMBC’s four year Church Leadership program, you have several options. Many of our graduates choose to step right into ministry as a full-time, church worker or assistant pastor. Many take positions in the Church of the Nazarene, the Wesleyan Church, Free Methodist and other Methodist churches, as well numerous independent holiness churches and associations.
One of the great benefits in attending Kentucky Mountain Bible College is that district superintendents and church leaders often come to us first when looking for a quality pastor. We regularly have more pastorate requests to be filled than we have gradates to fill them!
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.
130 Credit Hours
As a student in the Church Leadership program, you will be focusing on classes to prepare you as a leader, teacher, and Bible scholar. In addition to the general education core, you will be studying a variety of the biblical texts, theology, and homiletics. For a complete list, skim through the list below.
The focus of the course is the preparation and delivery of sermons which are delivered in class in order to foster improvement through collegial evaluation.
Introduction to Communication
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.
Introduction to Sociology
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.
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.
This course studies the craft of the research and development of expository messages and their delivery.
This course introduces the principles of persuasive speech and enables the learner to develop skills for preparing and presenting persuasive messages. The course focuses the application of persuasive speaking principles.
Here you can choose your interest: Introduction to Christian Education, Principles and Methods of Teaching, Apologetics, or Discipleship. You may also select any 2-3 classes from our class list (or transfer in a few credits).
Meet the Ministerial Department advisor. Rev. David Street will be glad to answer any questions you may have regarding the program. Otherwise, request more information to get in touch with our admissions team.