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Types of Competency Sets

Antioch School programs are composed of competencies related the following courses and competency sets:


Life and Ministry Development Portfolio.
(all degree programs)

Each Antioch School program is grounded in a deep understanding of God’s design for each person, as well as extensive mentoring and evaluation done by church leaders using biblical qualifications for ministry. Competencies related to life and ministry development are demonstrated in the following manner:

  • Motivated Abilities Pattern (MAP) Responses: At the beginning of each program, students engage with the System for Identifying Motivated Abilities in order to obtain a personal MAP and complete the “Becoming Who You Are Designed to Be: SIMA 10-Step Program.” See the SIMA MAP and 10 Step Manual. Note that a Computerized Abilities Pattern (CAP) is used for students in C.Min. and C.Th. programs.
  • Lifen: Also at the beginning of each program, students engage in a process that includes the use of a set of life development tools that address one’s unique purpose, story, abilities, roles and responsibilities, resources, disciplines and determinations, and lifelong wisdom. This plan should be revised annually while enrolled in the program. See the Lifen Manual.
  • Personal Development Assessments: A set of assessment tools (Life and Ministry Assessment, Becoming Established Assessment, Giftedness Assessment, Ministry Team Profile, and Current Ministry Assessment) are used to facilitate the mentoring process by those whom God has put into the student’s life with a primary responsibility for his or her development. Each tool must be used as a point of reference for mentoring by a designated mentor at least quarterly while the student is enrolled in the program. See the Personal Development Assessment Manual

Leadership Series I Course Modules
(C.Min., B.Min., B.Th., M.Min., and M.Th.)

This series of course modules helps the student employ the New Testament as a manual for church development, particularly through the keys taught in the Book of Acts and the Pauline Epistles. The courses are designed to be used in group settings and rely heavily on Socratic discussion for personal and community insights. Each course contains units with issues to address, Socratic discussion questions, project guides, and a theological reader (with the best chapters and articles on the key topics).

List of Additional Books

Leadership Series II Course Modules
(C.Th., B.Th., and M.Th.)

This series of course modules helps the student utilize biblical theology to let the inspired message of Scripture unfold and a theology-in-culture orientation to complete the process of Scripture having its intended impact. Like Leadership Series I, each course contains units with issues to address, Socratic discussion questions, project guides, and a theological reader (with the best chapters and articles on the key topics). See the website for complete portfolio transcripts of competencies associated with each course.

List of Additional Books

Integrated Ministry Plans
(B.Min. and M.Min.)

These plans demonstrate integration of ministry planning related to one’s ministry context (or anticipated context) and integration of competencies associated with Leadership Series I course modules, particularly the work associated with Unit 5. In most cases, they will be written and revised upon the completion of sets of two to four Leadership Series I course modules.

Major Projects
(B.Th. and M.Th.)

These projects integrate Leadership Series II course modules in an ongoing comprehensive process of building biblical theology. They include presentations of the author’s intent, literary design, and key theological and hermeneutical themes for all the books of the Old and New Testaments.

Ministry Practicum
(all degree programs)

These are opportunities to learn through substantial ministry responsibilities and reflection on ministry experience. Students “contract” with their Certified Leaders and/or mentors for development related to specific ministry responsibilities and evaluation (at a rate of 1 semester hour of credit for each 45 hours of designated ministry and reflection), often in conjunction with use of the Life and Ministry Development Portfolio. See the Practicum Manual.

Teaching Practicum
(all degree programs)

These are opportunities to learn through substantial teaching experiences and demonstrate learning through careful reflection and external evaluation. It is not primarily about students becoming better teachers, but about students learning foundational content better through teaching it to others in one’s own ministry situation. The contexts for teaching can range from teaching the main classes a ministry uses to facilitate use of the resources in personal discipleship with a small group or family members. It does not need to be an “official teaching role” in a church and does not need to be done at the academic level of Antioch School students. See the Practicum Manual.

Paradigm Transformation Project Seminars
(D.Min. in Global Church-Based Theological Education)

These seminars (live or online) allow cohorts of students to inquire deeply about ministry concepts and build ministry plans from beyond traditional paradigm perspectives. Each seminar requires extensive preliminary reading in seminal resources, participation in discussions held in intensive class meetings (live or online), and practical projects in one’s own ministry situation.

Biblical Theology in Culture Seminars
(D.Min. in Theology in Culture)

These seminars (live or online) allow the student to make substantial contributions to the understanding of the unfolding message of God’s Word and its significance for cultural impact. Each seminar requires extensive preliminary reading in seminal resources, participation in discussions held in intensive live class meetings (live or online), and practical projects in one’s own ministry situation.

Doctoral Major Projects
(D.Min. programs)

These projects are culminating efforts of D.Min. GCBTE and TIC programs. They make substantive contributions to the progress of church-based theological education and biblical theology in culture. They could take the form of a dissertation (literature review and original research), a book, a Leadership Series type course (suited to a particular ministry situation or issue), or other publishable ministry tool (video/DVD seminar, workshop, assessment tool, etc.).

General Education Integrated Core
(B.Min. and B.Th.)

This area provides a core of analytical, communicative, and quantitative skills associated with a well-trained bachelors-level student. The “Integrated Core” of seven areas is built from Ernest Boyer’s College: The Undergraduate Experience in America, Mortimer Adler’s The Paideia Program: An Educational Syllabus, and Howard Gardiner’s The Disciplined Mind.


The Integrative Core may be fulfilled in four ways: Leadership Series-type course modules (below); transfer credit from traditional institutions; portfolio assessment of other demonstrations of competency; CLEP tests. See the section on Transfer Credit for more details on what qualifies as transfer credit or CLEP tests for these general education requirements.

List of Additional Books

Community Service Learning Projects
(B.Min. and B.Th.)

Opportunities through which academic objectives are accomplished by preparation for, participation in, and reflection on mutually beneficial community service experiences tied to particular aspects of the “Integrative Core” (of the student’s or Certified Leader’s choosing). Credit is earned at a rate of 1 semester hour for each 45 hours of preparation, activity, reflection, and reporting.

Great Books Reading Program
(B.Min. and B.Th.)

Accomplishment of academic objectives related to deepening of a student’s understanding of the “Integrative Core” through reading and responding to particular resources in the Great Books of the Western World collection.

Other/Electives
(B.Min. and B.Th.)

This category allows students and partners to customize programs and determine competencies appropriate to the programs. It may include use of additional Leadership Series course modules, transfer credit from other institutions, specialized training unique to the ministry needs of the partner, Lifelong Learning Reading Reports, Leading “Great Books” community discussions, Ministry Practicum, Teaching Practicum, or other demonstrated competencies.




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