The Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute Class

We are excited to be kicking off our fall session of The Leadership Institute.

Class Meets: Sundays, 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Location G-211

Class: Apologetics

Course Overview:  In Apologetics, Alex McFarland, Elmer Towns, Lee Strobel, Norman Geisler, and others present the case for the importance of apologetics and its application to the modern day Christian walk. Due to the increase of technology and globalization, awareness of cultures and their respective belief systems has also increased; along with that change has come an opportunity for us to share the good news of Jesus Christ to those cultures. The problem is that due to globalization and such cultural awareness, many have had their faith challenged and are unaware of how to respond. In this course, students will better understand the proof for the Christian faith and can oppose belief systems that stand in opposition to that faith. Some of the questions answered in this course include:

  • Does Truth Exist?
  • Are Miracles Possible?
  • Did the Resurrection Really Happen?
  • How Does Christianity Compare to other Religions?
  • Why Does God Allow Suffering and Evil?

Along with answering these critical questions, presenters in this course provide the student with resources for living out their Christian faith and having meaningful dialogue with others about it. In addition to the video content of the sessions, the student will benefit greatly by utilizing the course workbook and course texts to aid in their discovery.

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How It Works

The Leadership Institute is the groundbreaking new partnership that links the church and university together with an innovative system of delivering graduate level education directly in and through your local church. Piedmont International University can offer the very best of graduate level education with tuition at only $99 per credit hour.

  • You provide the classroom
  • We provide the education

The Master of Arts in Ministry degree, a 30 credit hour program is made up of ten courses that each feature twelve, professionally filmed, 45-minute video classes. Each class will be streamed and played into a classroom at your church. Students who are seeking the master's degree

  • Must hold a recognized bachelor's degree
  • Apply to Piedmont for online classes
  • Gather each week at a time decided by the church to watch the video classes
  • Log on to Piedmont's Blackboard server for discussions, class assignments, and exams
  • Complete the 30 hour required courses
  • Receive a master's degree

By following the normal sequence, a student can earn an accredited Master of Arts in Ministry degree in as little as three and a half years for less than $3,000 of total tuition. Upon successful completion of the program, students can come to campus at Piedmont in Winston Salem and march at commencement to receive their diplomas.

What about those who don't have a bachelor's degree? An enrichment option is available for only $39 per course for those not seeking a master's degree and is perfect for Sunday school teachers, small group leaders and church leaders.

  • Register and order your workbook
  • Attend class
  • Learn for your own personal knowledge or enrichment
  • Increase your faith
  • Receive a certificate at the end of each course
  • Receive an official certificate of completion after attending all ten courses

This program is not just for pastors or others serving in full-time ministry, but for serious Christians who want to go deeper in the Word, understand contemporary Christian issues, and take ministry to the next level. While The Leadership Institute will benefit people across a broad range of careers, e.g., school teachers wanting to attain Continuing Education Units (CEUs), the program was primarily designed to empower Christians from all walks of life for effective ministry.

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Join us Sunday at

9:00am Contemporary Worship
10:30am Traditional Worship