The Three Schools 

As a college, the Trivium Institute will have three schools, each with a specific focus in the development of Christian Leaders. The School of Church and Ministry Leadership will focus on developing leaders for vocational and bi-vocational leadership roles in local churches, church planting, para-church ministries and missionary work. The School of Organizational Leadership will prepare Christians for vocational leadership in the business world, and will prepare students for service in government and non-governmental organizations. The School of Educational Leadership will prepare students for vocational leadership in teaching and educational administration. 

Current Degree & Program Offerings 

1. Certificate in Strategic Leadership (Module 1) * ✳ † 

2. Associate Degree in Strategic Leadership (Modules 1 & 2) * † 

3. Bachelor Degree in Strategic Leadership (Modules 1-4) * † 

4. Continuing Education Courses 

5. Non-credit Learning 

* Includes pre-module preparation courses or submit an equivalent thereof. 

✳ Module 1 is common to all undergraduate degrees in all four schools 

† All courses within Modules, for each degree or program offering, are sequential and are taken one course at a time. 

Currently, this catalog lists only the Degree Modules for The School of Church and Ministry Leadership; Modules 2-4 for subsequent Schools will be listed at a future date. 

Certificate in Strategic Leadership (Common Module) 

The Certificate in Strategic Leadership will prepare leaders to live out the Irreducible Core (IC) of the Christian life in an integrated fashion through one’s life, vocation and ministry. 

 

To successfully complete the program students must: 

1. Complete 36 Credit Hours of Study (Pre-entry Module and Module 1) 

2. Create an Online Portfolio to Validate Competencies – Required, No Credit 

3. Keep an online Journal for each Class – Required, No Credit 

4. Engage in a Mentor/Apprentice Relationship – Required, No Credit 

PRE-ENTRY MODULE 

CO 101 Introduction to Research, Writing & Academic Reading Methods 

PH 101 Introduction to Logic & Critical Thinking 

MODULE 1 

TH 101 The Kingdom of God 

BS 101 Bible Study Methodologies 

SF 101 Spiritual Formation 1: Spiritual Disciplines (Silence, Solitude, Prayer) 

BS 102 Old Testament Survey 

SF 102 Spiritual Formation 2: Physical Disciplines (Body, Finance, Time, Work) 

BS 103 New Testament Survey 

SF 103 Spiritual Formation 3: Relational Disciplines (Worship, Family, Church) 

TH 102 Theology of Work 

BS 104 The Life & Ministry of Jesus 

AN 101 Introduction to Missions 

MP 100 Local Service Project – 30 hours in an existing secular service organization 

Associate Degree in Strategic Leadership 

The Associate of Arts in Strategic Leadership will prepare leaders to live out the Irreducible Core (IC) of the Christian life in an integrated fashion through one’s life, vocation and ministry. In addition, the particular emphases provided by each of the Schools will allow essential knowledge base along with skill competencies to be acquired and validated in preparation for vocational/ career pursuit specific to each School. 

 

To successfully complete the program students must: 

1. Complete 66 Credit Hours of Study (Pre-entry Module and Modules 1 & 2) 

2. Create an Online Portfolio to Validate Competencies – Required, No Credit 

3. Keep an online Journal for each Class – Required, No Credit 

4. Engage in a Mentor/Apprentice Relationship – Required, No Credit 

PRE-ENTRY MODULE 

Complete both courses in the Pre-Entry Module as listed on Page 8, unless waived from previous education (based on official transcript review). 

MODULE 1 

Complete all Module 1 courses, as listed above in the Certificate Program

MODULE 2 

Complete as listed: 

LD 201 Introduction to Spiritual Leadership 

BS 201 The Gospel According to Mark 

TH 201 Parameter Theology 

EC 201 Introduction to Economics 

TH 202 Trinity, Community & Holistic Mission 

LD 202 New Testament Leadership Principles 

BS 202 The Letter of Paul to the Ephesians 

TH 203 Ecclesiology 

LD 210 Organizational Theory 

SO 201 Family Systems 

MP 200 Local Advocacy Project – 30 hours advocating for an individual or group 

Bachelor Degree in Strategic Leadership 

The Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Leadership will prepare leaders to live out the Irreducible Core (IC) of the Christian life in an integrated fashion through one’s life, vocation and ministry. In addition, the particular emphases provided by each of the Schools will allow essential knowledge base along with skill competencies to be acquired and validated in preparation for vocational / career pursuit specific to each School. 

 

To successfully complete the program students must: 

1. Complete 126 Credit Hours of Study 

2. Create an Online Portfolio to Validate Competencies – Required, No Credit 

3. Keep an online Journal for each Class – Required, No Credit 

4. Engage in a Mentor/Apprentice Relationship – Required, No Credit 

PRE-ENTRY MODULE 

Complete both courses in the Pre-Entry Module as listed on Page 8, unless waived from previous education (based on official transcript review). 

MODULE 1 

Complete all Module 1 courses, as listed above in the Certificate Program

MODULE 2 

Complete all Module 2 courses, as listed above in the Associates Degree

MODULE 3 

Complete as listed: 

LG 301 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 

LD 301 Leadership Development 1: Identity & Capacity 

SF 301 Introduction to Discipleship: The Way of Jesus 

LG 302 Introduction to Biblical Greek 

HI 301 The Gospel According to Luke/The Acts of the Apostles 

HI 302 Church History 

LD 302 Leadership Development 2: Destiny & Community 

PH 301 Introduction to Ethics 

LD 310 Organizational Leadership 

SO 301 Cultural Exegesis 

MP 300 National Mission Trip - must lead a component 

MODULE 4 

Complete as listed: 

ED 401 Introduction to Rabbinical Method 

LD 401 Developing Leaders 

BS 401 The Gospel According to John 

CO 401 Communication Dynamics 

ED 402 Creating Learning Communities 

LD 411 Organizational Systems: Infrastructure, Legalities & Finance 

BS 402 The Letter of Paul to the Romans 

LD 412 Organizational Change Processes 

LD 421 Organic Leadership - Living Systems: Adaptation & Integration 

LD 431 Catalyzing, Developing & Sustaining Multiplication Movements 

MP 400 International Mission Trip - must lead a component

Continuing Education 

The Trivium Institute Continuing Education course offerings allows field-based learning for ministry practitioners. Each course is designed to continue the learning for those who wish to enhance and sharpen their skills. For more information on the availability of these courses, contact the Registrar. 

Continuing Education classes/programs for credit can be accessed by completing a registration form to register for the following classes. 

CE 900 Introduction to Mentoring (1 credit) 

CE 901 Developing a Philosophy of Ministry (3 credits) 

CE 902 Personal Spirituality and Mission (3 credits) 

CE 903 Mentor Certification (9 credits) 

CE 950 Church Multiplication Intensive (3 credits) 

CE 951 Church Multiplication Systems (6 credits) 

CE 960 Church Development Process (12 credits) 

CE 970 Ministerial Certificate Program (36 credits) 

Non-Credit Learning 

All of the courses offered as part of the program offerings, except for 900 series Continuing Education courses, can be taken as non-credit learning as part of your life-long learning plan. After completing a Non-Credit Learning Registration Form and making appropriate payments, you may view the online course content or attend a live class, and have access to the syllabus. However, you are not required to complete any coursework, nor may any coursework be submitted for grading. Your online access to the course content will be limited to the normal five-week course period and is not extendable. 

 
 
 
 
 

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