Short-Term Missions Opportunities

SHORT-TERM MISSIONS OPPORTUNITIES

Students who are interested in serving the Lord through short-term mission outreaches during the summer or school breaks should contact a director or intern with Ignite the World Missions. Short term mission outreaches are one option for Church Ministry Students who are fulfilling their internship credits. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one short-term missions trip during their college experience.

Academic Information

GRADING SYSTEM

Most courses are graded by a combination of a mid-term exam, a final exam, and any reading work, projects, or papers. The grading scale used by JCI is the standard four-point scale used by colleges and universities nationwide:

F = Failure: Any grade issued below 60%
WP = Withdraw with a passing grade
WF = Withdraw with a failing grade
I = Incomplete
NC = Non-Credit

ACADEMIC HONORS
Special honors and achievements by outstanding students will be recognized at graduation. Academic honors will be awarded as follows:

HIGHEST HONORS= 3.90 – 4.00 cumulative GPA
HIGH HONORS= 3.75 – 3.89 cumulative GPA
HONORS= 3.50 – 3.74 cumulative GPA

GRADE POINT INFORMATION
A minimum grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained at all times. Students who fail to do so will be placed on academic probation for one term. A conference will be held with the student, his or her advisor, and the dean or his designee to help the student construct a plan to improve his or her work. Other conferences will be held throughout the term as necessary to help the student succeed. Students will be removed from academic probation when their grade point average returns to 2.0 or better. In the event that a student does not cooperate with his or her advisor or continues to receive unsatisfactory grades, the student will be referred to the dean or director for possible suspension or dismissal from school. If a student is dismissed for academic reasons, he or she may request re-admission in writing as early as the next academic term. An academic committee will meet to approve or disapprove the request according to the circumstances involved. If a student is dismissed for academic reasons, no refunds will be permitted.

GRADUATION PROVISIONS
A grade point score of at least 2.0 will be required for successful completion of each course in the student’s field of study. All elective courses require a grade point score of no less than 1.0. Any course scoring below these basic requirements will not count towards graduation credit, but may be taken over for grade replacement.

GRADE REPLACEMENT
Students wishing to re-take a particular course to achieve a higher grade or obtain a better grasp of the information may do so. After a course is repeated, the highest grade will replace the lowest grade for that course on the final record. Courses may only be repeated one time for grade replacement.
Students who are unable to complete a course for reasons beyond their control, may request a withdrawal or incomplete for the course. In the case of an incomplete, one additional term is allowed to complete course assignments or tests for that course. The student will receive his or her proper grade to replace the “incomplete” after coursework is complete. In the case of a withdrawal, the entire course must be re-taken in order to replace the grade.

ABSENTEE POLICY
Christian stewardship demands that believers make full use of their time, money, and opportunities. Students must be in their seats at the beginning of each class, ready to learn. A student is absent when he or she misses more than half of a particular class. More than one absence in any class, each term, may result in dismissal from the class. Class time missed may be made up at the discretion of the Professor and Dean of Students.

TRANSFER CREDITS FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS
All hours attempted (regardless of year) which are recorded on an official transcript from an authorized or accredited college or university will be used:

  1. To determine admission status at JCI
  2. To determine the applicability of transferred courses to a degree plan with JCI a. A minimum grade of “C,” or 2.0 grade points, is required for transfer credit applicable to JCI coursework. b. For credits or specific “life experience” work to be accepted for transfer, the coursework or curriculum must be congruent to the same or similar course in the JCI curriculum. As a rule, the congruent coursework must be offered on the same or similar academic level as well. c. In general, “D” grades are unacceptable for transfer credit.
  3. To calculate the GPA in the major or program at JCI

APPLIED LEADRSHIP ELECTIVES
Applied Leadership credits are given based on supervised involvement in a ministry of the local church or similar ministry. Students at JCI must be committed and involved in the life of their local church. In addition, degreeseeking students at JCI are required to complete two Applied Leadership elective courses per year in addition to their other studies. During registration, the student will select an approved area of Applied Leadership for that term. Areas of Applied Leadership service will be chosen from a list similar to the following:

  • Audio-visual
  • Nursing home/convalescent ministry
  • Benevolence ministry
  • Office/Administration
  • Children’s ministry
  • Usher/Greeter/Altar Worker
  • Evangelism
  • Visitation and Integration
  • Hospitality
  • Worship Ministry/Choir
  • Jail and prison ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Jubilee Christian Academy
  • Other: (as approved by advisor)

Students must complete one interview with the leader of their assigned department during the term. Students must then use the information from the interview, their experience, and at least three other sources of research to complete an 8 – 10 page research paper on that ministry and its benefit in the local church. This paper will be turned in to the admissions office to be graded and kept in the student’s file until graduation. Credit will be given based on completion of hours, review from the ministry supervisor, and the completed research paper.

Students who attend another local church in the Pensacola area may complete their service elective in their home church. A written verification from a supervisor in that church that the service elective was successfully completed should be turned in to the dean’s office at the end of the term along with their research paper.

In general 2 credits per quarter, or four quarter hours total, will be awarded for completion of each Applied Leadership project. These credits will appear on the student’s transcript and papers will be combined to produce a thesis on the ministries of the local church as a representation of the student’s work over the duration of his or her enrollment at JCI.

Philosophy Statement

Jubilee College International (JCI) is firmly committed to fulfilling the mission of Jubilee International Ministries. The foundations of our mission and philosophy are fixed on the infallible and uncompromising Word of God, which is the final authority for all decisions. As we educate, we strive for excellence in the development of Christ-like character and performance by molding hearts and minds according to the living Word of God.

JCI is distinctly Christian in community, curriculum, character, and conviction. We reflect God’s nature and further His kingdom by loving and serving students and families who possess a wide range of skills and abilities and are from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.

JCI functions in a Spirit-filled atmosphere with vibrant worship, operational prophetic gifts, passionate evangelism and a focused, active effort to heal personal, family and generational wounds and hurts.


We believe, teach and practice the following core values:

  • Discipleship to reproduce Christ-like character
  • Godly relationships with authority, family, and peers
  • Servant-based leadership
  • A global vision that every nation should and will serve God
  • Life-long love of learning

EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES

  • The goal of all instruction is to know and reveal God. All knowledge is given to know and understand the ways of God. Therefore, in the process of learning, students shall see God, love God, and understand that He is the source of all knowledge.
  • Every student shall develop and maintain an intimate relationship with God which produces purity of heart, a clear conscience, and sincerity of faith. (1Tim 1:5)
  • The imperishable, unchangeable, inerrant Word of God is foundational to all instruction and more than adequately equips each student in mind, soul and body to affect change in their lives, their families, and their world. Therefore, each student shall develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the Word of God.
  • Education is not merely increasing knowledge and information. Education, or the educational process, is not an end in itself; it is a means to the end, which is an intimate relationship with God. The purpose of biblical education is to cause the worship of Him who is the Creator of all things. Therefore, all students will be passionate worshippers of God.
  • Each student shall know that true identity, destiny and legacy are defined by a relationship with Christ. Therefore, each student will develop and maintain a lifestyle that is both a continuous pursuit and a constant discovering of who and what Christ has called them to be.
  • Each student shall be Christ-like in character, integrity, and attitude and shall display Christ-likeness as dedicated family members, productive citizens, and valuable leaders in their work, in their churches, and in their communities. They shall embrace and practice justice, mercy and peacemaking in their daily lives.
  • Students shall be well-able to defend the Christian faith in thought, word, and deed.
  • Students will develop, possess and nurture a God-given creativity that allows them to be culturally relevant and actively engaged in their world.
  • No matter what path they ultimately choose, graduates will have a solid foundation upon which to build a life and ministry of service, full of the Spirit of God. They shall understand, value, and engage in appropriate social and civic activities.
  • Students will be living, breathing witnesses to the quality of biblical education and to the enduring value of living life as a committed Christian.
  • Students shall be well prepared in all academic disciplines and skilled in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking.
  • Students will have a knowledge, understanding and respect of and for people, events, and movements in history and the cultures of other peoples and places. Each student should have a critical appreciation of the languages and cultures of other peoples, dispelling prejudice, promoting unity, encouraging hospitality, and promoting an open/honest exchange of ideas.
  • Each student will develop an appreciation for the bible and expressions of worship through literature and the arts, and understand how they express and shape their beliefs and values.
  • Students shall know how to utilize and steward resources to find, analyze, and evaluate information. Each student shall become a life-long learner to develop and the skills to question, solve problems and make wise decisions.
  • Students will understand that diligent study and hard work have dignity and are necessary for success.

Doctrinal Statement

JUBILEE COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL TEACHES AND HOLDS TO THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES OF DOCTRINE


THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the true, immutable, steadfast, authoritative, written Word of God; that they were written by men of old as they were moved upon and inspired by the Holy Spirit. These scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed, and therefore are the final authority for faith and life.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21)

THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
We believe there is one true and living God eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; equal in every divine perfection, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, and possessing the same glorious attributes; all executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, John 14:10 and 26)

THE DEITY OF CHRIST
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory.
(Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6, Luke 1:35, John 1:1-2, Acts 1:9-10, Ephesians 1:7, Philippians 2:5-8, Hebrews 9:24)

THE PERSONALITY OF SATAN
We believe that Satan is a literal being, the author of sin, and the ultimate cause of the Fall of Man; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and, that he along with the angels from heaven that rebelled, shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire which was prepared for them.
(Job 1:6-7, Isaiah 14:12-17, Matthew 4:2-11 and 25:41, Revelation 20:10)

THE FALL OF MAN
We believe man was created in the image of God, before Whom he walked in holiness and purity; then, by voluntary disobedience and transgression, he fell to the depths of sin and iniquity. As a consequence, all mankind became sinners sold unto Satan; sinners by choice not coercion, alienated from God, shaped in iniquity and utterly void by nature of the holiness required by the law of God, inclined to evil, guilty without excuse, earning the condemnation of a just and Holy God, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
(Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:22-23 and 5:12 and 6:23, Ephesians 2:1-3 and 4:17-19)

THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION
We believe Christ, perfect and just, died for the unjust; freely and by divine appointment of the Father, vicariously taking the sinner’s place, bearing his sins, receiving his condemnation, dying his death, fully paying his penalty, and signing with His life’s blood the pardon of everyone that would believe upon Him; moreover, that our justification is made sure by his literal, physical resurrection from the dead.
(Acts 2:18-36, Romans 3:24-25, Ephesians 1:7, 1 Peter 1:3-5 and 2:24)

SALVATION BY GRACE
We believe the salvation of sinners is wholly by grace through repentance of sin and faith in the precious blood of Jesus; that we have no righteousness or goodness of our own wherewith to seek divine favor, and must come, throwing ourselves upon the unfailing mercy of God, pleading the merits and righteousness of Christ the Savior as a free gift of His love.
(John 1:12, Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-10, 1 Peter 1:18-19)

SANCTIFICATION BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; that by His indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a holy life; and, that He enters the life of a believer at the point of salvation to regenerate, renew, edify, exhort, and bring comfort to Him.
(John 16:8-11, Romans 8:9, 2 Corinthians 3:6, Ephesians 1:13-14)

THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the in-filling of the promised Comforter, poured out to endue the believer with power from on high and thus enabling him for these purposes: to glorify and exalt the Lord Jesus, to 8 give inspired utterance in known and unknown languages, to access supernatural gifts, to foster a life of prayer and holiness, and to be equipped for practical, effective, soul-winning. We believe that we live presently in the dispensation of the Holy Spirit and, therefore, all believers who ask may receive His Baptism after the same manner recorded in the Word.
(John 14:16-17, John 16:5-15, Acts 2:1-4, I Corinthians 12:9-12, I Corinthians 14:1-12)

HEALING POWER
We believe the redemptive work of Christ provides power for both spiritual and natural healing; that through the blood of the Lord Jesus, believers can obtain complete healing for their human body and mind as an answer to believing, faith-filled prayer.
(Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 10:8, Acts 14:9, James 5:16)

THE ETERNAL STATE OF MAN
1. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life in the presence of the Lord and the other to everlasting damnation in an eternal hell.
(Matthew 25:46, John 5:28-29 and 11:25-26, Revelation 20:5-13)

2. We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord.
(Luke 23:43, 2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:23 and 3:21, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 20:4-6)

3. We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, at death, in conscious punishment and torment until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment and torment.
(Matthew 25:41-46, Mark 9:43-48, Luke 16:19-26, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9, Revelation 20:11-15)

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe in the personal and imminent return of Christ, our blessed hope; that He will descend from Heaven in clouds of glory with the voice of the Archangel and with the trump of God; and that at this time, which no man knows beforehand, the dead in Christ shall arise; then the redeemed which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to forever be with the Lord.
(Matthew 24:30-31, 1 Corinthians 15:23 and 51-53, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 5:1-11)

THE LOCAL CHURCH
We believe that the local church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born again persons; that its establishment and continuance is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. Local churches are designed by God to be autonomous and self-governing, built and structured with order and legislature, but free of any external authority or control.
(Acts 13:1-4 and 15:19-31, Romans 16:1, I Corinthians 3:9, 2 Corinthians 11:2, Ephesians 1:22-2 and 5:25- 27, Titus 1:5-11, 1 Peter 5:1-4)

WORLD MISSIONS
We believe that God has given the church a Great Commission to proclaim the Gospel to all people so that every nation, tribe, ethnic group, and language group can have the opportunity to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. As ambassadors of Christ, we must use any available means to carry the good news of salvation and the church to the world.
(Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:46-48, John 20:21, Acts 1:8, 2 Corinthians 5:20)

CIVIL GOVERNMENT
We believe that God has authored and ordained all authority consisting in three basic institutions: 1) The Home, 2) The Church, and 3) The State. Every person is subject to all of these authorities, but all (including the authorities themselves) are answerable to God and ultimately governed by His Word. God has given each of these institutions specific Biblical responsibilities and balanced those responsibilities with the understanding that no institution has the right to infringe upon the other. The home, the church, and the state are equal and sovereign in their respective Biblically assigned spheres of responsibility under God.
(Romans 13:1-7, Ephesians 5:22-24, Hebrews 13:17, 1 Peter 2:13-14)

HUMAN SEXUALITY
We believe God has commanded that no individual should engage in intimate sexual activity outside of marriage between a man and woman. We further believe that homosexual activity, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are all sinful perversions of God’s precious gift of sex, and that such practices directly sabotage the family, God’s first institution for man.
(Genesis 2:24 and 19:5, Leviticus 18:1-30, Romans 1:26-29, 1 Corinthians 5:1 and 6:9, Hebrews 13:4)

DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE
We believe that God hates divorce and intends marriage to last until one spouse is deceased. We hold that marriage is a covenant made before God and the breaking of that covenant is sin; and, that remarriage after divorce is regarded as adultery except for reasons of fornication, adultery, or sexual misconduct by one of the partners.
(Malachi 2:14-17, Matthew 19:3-12, Romans 7:1-3, I Timothy 3:2, Titus 1:6)

ABORTION
We believe that human life begins at conception and that an unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused, and unnatural disposal of human life and must be regarded as murder. We reject any teaching or counsel that sanctions abortions in the event of rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control, or mental instability of the mother. The advice of a medical doctor should be considered in the event that birth endangers a mother’s life.
(Job 3:16, Psalm 51:5 and 139:14-16, Isaiah 44:24 and 49:1-5, Jeremiah 1:5 and 20:15-18, Luke 1:44)

LAWSUITS BETWEEN BELIEVERS
We believe that Scripture prohibits Christians from bringing civil lawsuits against other Christians or against the church to resolve personal disputes. We believe the church possesses all the resources necessary to resolve personal disputes between its members. We do believe, however, that a Christian may seek compensation for injuries from another Christian’s insurance company as long as the claim is pursued without malice or slander.
(1 Corinthians 6:1-8, Ephesians 4:31-32)

GIVING
We believe that every Christian, as a steward of the portion of God’s wealth entrusted to him, is obligated by Scripture to support his local church financially. We believe that God has established the tithe as a basis for giving, but that every Christian should also give other offerings sacrificially and cheerfully to the support of the church, the relief of those in need, and the spread of the gospel message. We believe that a Christian relinquishes all rights to direct the use of the tithe or offering once the gift has been made.
(Genesis 14:20, Proverbs 3:9-10, Malachi 3:8-12, Acts 4:34-37, I Corinthians 16:2, Galatians 6:6, Ephesians 4:28, I Timothy 5:17-18, I John 3:17)


This Doctrinal Statement does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Holy Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe. We do believe, however, that the foregoing Statement of Faith accurately represents the teaching of the Bible, and therefore, is binding upon all members and students.

Administration

LEN BALLENGER, PROVOST
Certificate of Practical Theology
Associate of Arts in General Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Master of Theology
Doctor of Ministry

JOE MILLER, DEAN OF STUDENTS
Certificate in Missions
Certificate in Local Church Ministry
Bachelor of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration

JAMES YANELLI, CURRICULUM ADVISOR
Bachelor of Arts in English
Master of Science in Education
Certificate in German, Goethe Institute of Berlin

REGISTRAR
Kia Harris

BOARD OF REGENTS
Len Ballenger
Barbara Bowling
Angela Fox
Tim Fox
Bob Saale

STEERING COMMITTEE
Ana McGuigan
Joe Miller

Affiliation and Accreditation

Jubilee College International (JCI) is authorized by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities to operate under Chapter 246.083 of the Florida Statutes. As such, JCI is authorized to grant the degrees it awards.
JCI currently operates as an independent, ecclesiastical, training program in affiliation with the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the ABHE as an official accrediting body for Bible Colleges. JCI plans to be fully accredited with ABHE and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the future. In this light, our coursework and instructional methods may certainly be regarded as highly scrutinized, quality, preparatory education.

Accreditation is primarily designed to:

    • assure that an institution has met established standards of excellence
    • assist prospective students in identifying reputable institutions which offers degree programs that will meet their needs and goals
    • allow institutions to evaluate the acceptability of transfer credits into their own curricula or programs

Students should realistically consider the meaning and value of accreditation as it may apply to their needs. Students should know if accreditation is important and significant in reaching their educational goals. If accreditation is valuable to a student, he or she should thoroughly research the accrediting body that covers the institution to ensure the accrediting body is a reputable organization itself. If the U.S. Department of Education does not recognize an “accredited” institution, that institution is perceptibly not accredited.

DISCLOSURE POLICY
Credits and degrees earned from colleges in the State of Florida which are authorized by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities do not automatically qualify the holder for teaching certification nor do they qualify them to participate in professional licensing examinations. Any person interested in obtaining a teaching certificate or practicing a regulated profession should contact the appropriate regulatory agency in the field of his interest.

DISCLAIMER
Transferability of credits earned at Jubilee College International and student transfer to another institution comes at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Tuition/Fees

TUITION
Tuition per credit hour $45.00 per credit hour
Full Time Tuition and Books $500.00/each academic term
FEES

  • Application Fee $ 25.00 (one time)
  • Registration Fee $ 10.00 (each term)
  • Late Registration Fee $ 20.00 (each term)
  • Late Payment Fee $ 5.00 (each week late)
  • Book and Materials Fee varies for part-time students
  • Graduation Fee: Christian Ministry Certificate $ 25.00
  • Graduation Fee: Associate Level $ 25.00
  • Graduation Fee: Bachelor Level $ 50.00
  • Cap and gown [varies per year]

* Application Fee includes the first term’s Registration Fee when a student is accepted into the college.


MISCELLANEOUS NEEDS

  • Bible – King James or New King James version preferred
  • Bible Dictionary
  • Comprehensive Bible Concordance
  • Standard English Dictionary

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS
All tuition and fees are due in advance one week prior to the beginning of each term, but no later than the first day of class unless other financial arrangements are made through admissions.
* Tuition includes all classes, books, materials, travel expenses for the annual internship, and housing for the annual internship.
SPECIAL FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS
Financial assistance is very limited at this time. However, special financial arrangements such as deferred payment plans are available and may be applied for through the admissions office.
At this time, state grants, veteran’s benefits and other federal aid are not available through JCI. However, efforts are being made to provide these opportunities in the future. Disability assistance through the Department of Labor and Rehabilitation Services is available.


REFUND POLICY
Students may apply for withdrawal from JCI at any time during the quarter. However, those who withdraw will receive refunds on tuition according to the following schedule with no exception. Fees and other expenses are nonrefundable. Withdrawal must be done in writing through the admissions office.
The following schedule is based on the week classes begin. Percentage shown is the amount of tuition refundable:
To the end of the second week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80%
To the end of the fourth week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50%
No refunds will be made after the fourth week of a given term.

Transcript Request

Transcript Request Form

If unable to complete the request online, send all written requests to
Jubilee College International, 5910 North W Street, Pensacola,FL 32505.

Degree Requirements

CERTIFICATE OF MINISTRY TRAINING PROGRAM – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

All students entering the standard one-year Certificate program for church ministry are assigned to fulfill the following general requirements. A minimum of 44 approved semester hour credits as defined by the program below must be completed before the Certificate of Ministry will be awarded.

PREREQUISITES:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Approved Application and Recommendations

APPLIED COURSEWORK
CLF 101 Principles of Prayer and Intercession I 3 semester hour credits
PRC 001 Applied Leadership Project I 4 semester hour credits
INT 001 Ministry Internship I 4 semester hour credits

LOCAL CHURCH LEADERSHIP SEMINARS
MIN 102 Encounter Seminar 1 semester hour credit
MIN 103 Discovery Seminar 1 semester hour credit
MIN 104 Practical Ministry Seminar 1 semester hour credit
MIN 105 Life Quest Seminar 3 semester hour credits

TOTAL APPLIED COURSEWORK – FIRST YEAR: 17 semester hour credits


FIRST YEAR COURSEWORK: CHRISTIAN MINISTRY CERTIFICATE

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

BIBLICAL STUDIES:
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
BIB 102 New Testament Survey – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
CHRISTIAN LIFE:
CLF 102 Disciplines of Life I – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
CLF 103 Spiritual Authority – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MINISTRY:
MIN 101 Evangelism Strategy and Practice – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
LANGUAGE:
LAN 101 Academic Writing and Composition – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
THEOLOGY AND DOCTRINE:
THE 101 Fundamental Doctrines of the Church 1 – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
THE 201 Applied Hermeneutics – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
THE 202 Theology of the Holy Spirit – 3 SEMESTER HOURS

GENERAL COURSEWORK – FIRST YEAR: 27 SEMESTER HOURS


TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 44 Credits


ASSOCIATE OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
All students entering the standard associate’s degree program for Practical Theology are assigned to fulfill the following general requirements in addition to the Christian Ministry curriculum. A minimum of 82 approved semester hour credits from the Christian Ministry curriculum and the program below must be completed before the Associate of Practical Theology will be awarded.

PREREQUISITES:
Completion of 1st year Christian Ministry program or similar program
Approved Application and Recommendation

APPLIED COURSEWORK:
CLF 201 Principles of Prayer and Intercession II 3 semester hour credits
PRC 002 Applied leadership Project II 4 semester hour credits
INT 002 Ministry Internship II 4 quarter hour credits

TOTAL APPLIED COURSEWORK – SECOND YEAR: 11 semester hour credits


SECOND YEAR COURSEWORK:ASSOCIATE OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

BIBLICAL STUDIES:
BIB 201 Life and Ministry of Christ – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
BIB 202 Book of Acts – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
CHRISTIAN LIFE:
CLF 202 Disciplines of Life II – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
HISTORY AND HUMANITIES:
HIS 201 Church History I – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
HIS 202 Church History II – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
HIS 301 World Religions, Cults, and Contemporary Error – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
THEOLOGY AND DOCTRINE:
THE 301 Applied Homiletics – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
THE 302 Apologetics – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MINISTRY:
MIN 201 Local Church Ministry – 3 SEMESTER HOURS

GENERAL COURSEWORK – SECOND YEAR: 27 hour credits
TOTAL GENERAL AND APPLIED COURSEWORK – SECOND YEAR: 38 hour credits


CHRISTIAN MINISTRY CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK: 44


TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 82 Credits


BACHELOR’S OF MINISTRY TRAINING PROGRAM – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

All students entering the standard bachelor’s degree program for Ministry are assigned to fulfill the following general requirements in addition to the Associate of Practical Theology curriculum. All of the 122 approved semester hour credits including the Christian Ministry curriculum, the Practical Ministry curriculum, and the program below must be completed before the Bachelor of Ministry will be awarded.

PREREQUISITES:
Completion of 2nd year Associate of Practical Ministry program or similar program
Approved Application and Recommendations

APPLIED COURSEWORK
CLF 301 Principles of Prayer and Intercession III 3 semester hour credits
INT 003 Advanced Ministry Internship 4 semester hour credits

TOTAL APPLIED COURSEWORK: 7 semester hour credits


THIRD YEAR COURSEWORK:BACHELOR OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY

COURSE REQUIREMENTS::

BIBLICAL STUDIES:
BIB 403 Book of Hebrews – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
CHRISTIAN LIFE:
CLF 302 Spiritual Leadership and Identity – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
CLF 401 Apostolic Round Table – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
CLF 402 Mentoring and Christian Formation – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
LANGUAGE:
LAN 403 Professional Communication and Writing for Ministry 3 – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MINISTRY:
MIN 301 Pastoral Counseling – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MIN 302 Theophostic Tools for Counseling – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MIN 303 Small Group Ministry Dynamics – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MIN 401 Ordinances of the Church – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MIN 402 Missions and Church Planting – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MIN 403 Local Church Administration – 3 SEMESTER HOURS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS – THIRD YEAR: 33 hour credits
TOTAL GENERAL AND APPLIED COURSEWORK – THIRD YEAR: 40 hour credits


ASSOCIATE OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY COURSEWORK: 82


TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 122 Credits

Degree Information

JCI currently offers degree programs in the following areas. Each degree is ecclesiastical in nature and should be applied as such. Degrees will be awarded when all degree plan requirements are met and all program fees are paid in full. Degrees will be received in the mail or at the annual graduation.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

  • Christian Ministry Certificate – [1 year or minimum of 44 completed semester hours]
  • Associate of Practical Theology – [2 years or minimum of 82 completed semester hours]
  • Bachelor of Ministry – [3 years and completion of the total 122 semester hour program]

CREDIT INFORMATION

There are several ways to earn credit toward a degree at JCI. Students will be evaluated as to how much credit they can be awarded.

  • TRANSFER CREDIT JCI will accept in transfer many completed courses passed at reputable, authorized, or accredited institutions. These courses will be evaluated and recorded on the official transcript. When possible they will be applied to courses required for a specific degree.
  • PRIOR LEARNING CREDIT JCI awards credit for seminars and workshops attended through work or church.
  • PROFICIENCY CREDIT If a student feels he already possesses a particular skill that is taught in a required course, he may request a “Proficiency Test” for that particular course. When he passes the test and submits the appropriate fees, the grade will be recorded on his permanent transcript. In certain situations, life or ministry experience may be awarded as proficiency credit.
  • COURSE WORK A. CLASSROOM STUDY: Courses may be taken on campus at JCI or approved courses may be taken at another comparable institution. B. INDEPENDENT STUDY: Provides the opportunity to take courses in the privacy of one’s home and to operate at one’s own pace.
  • IN-MINISTRY TRAINING OR APPLIED LEADRSHIP CREDIT In certain courses of study, practicum is required. Such training is evaluated, graded, and credited to a student’s transcript as coursework.

COURSE ABBREVIATIONS AND NUMBERS SUBJECT AREA:

Three letter prefix signifies subject area (i.e. BIB = Biblical studies division).

COURSE NUMBER:

First numeral shows academic level of course as follows:

  • 100 level = first level course
  • 200 level = second level course
  • 300 level = third level course
  • 400 level = fourth level course
  • 000 level = applied or directed study

EXAMPLE:

Second and third numerals show identification number of a course within its division as follows:
BIB 101 = first year, course number one in Biblical Studies division
[Title: Old Testament Survey]

DEPARTMENTAL DIVISIONS:

  • BIB = Biblical Studies
  • CLF = Christian Life
  • GED = General Education
  • HIS = History and Humanities
  • LAN = Language
  • MIN = Ministry
  • MUS = Music
  • THE = Theology and Doctrine