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It can be difficult to live passionately for God within spiritually hostile environments at work, school, social settings and more. Launch is designed to provide students with a spiritual foundation for life. Students discover why they believe what they believe and are equipped to be influencers for Christ. To complete the Launch program, you will also experience three weeks of exciting urban evangelism and ministry at NYSUM (New York School of Urban Ministry) in New York City. Students who complete the Launch program can transfer directly into the second year of the Associate Degree program. As part of the Launch program, you will:
Come to Elim for ONE YEAR of intense spiritual growth and development. Let us prepare YOU to live for God with passion, confidence and conviction!
The Launch Program provides you with a choice of 8 different tracks (described below). You will complete core courses and track concentration courses. For information about program requirements, see the Academic Catalog. Remember, some courses taken elsewhere may transfer into this program!
The Worship Leadership concentration offers training for potential or active worship leaders and musicians for leading God’s people into the presence of the Lord. Students enrolled in this track will learn the Biblical principles of worship and have opportunities to develop their musical abilities, preparing them to use their gifts for God’s glory.
The Missions concentration is centered on training you to boldly take the Gospel to the nations through practical experiences and courses in cultures and customs and missionary life. Missions has always been a big part of the vision and heart of Elim Bible Institute and College, and our goal today is still to see workers prepared and sent out to spread the Gospel to the darkest places of the world.
The Spiritual Formation concentration gives the student a meaningful spiritual foundation, delving into topics of self-exploration, spiritual health, healing for the soul and spiritual hurts and more. Courses include the Spiritual Formations: Restoring the Foundations class, as well as Basic Christian Counseling. These classes, along with Elim’s strong focus on spiritual growth for every student, will strengthen the student’s personal walk with God and prepare them for their future.
The Youth Ministry concentration is designed to prepare students for ministry to adolescents and young adults. While the Youth Ministry I course is focused on understanding adolescent thinking and behavior, Youth Ministry II applies that knowledge in practical ministry settings. Students enrolled in this track will be equipped to teach and mentor the next generation of the church.
The Crossroads concentration is designed to help students discover how God has revealed His call on their lives through personal revelation, personality design, deepened self-awareness, passion and past experiences to engage them in a life of purpose. Students will also gain an increased confidence in helping others with life’s problems. Courses include Life Coaching and Basic Christian Counseling.
The College Prep concentration is designed to prepare students for the challenges associated with being a light for Christ on a secular college campus. Students will be equipped with an understanding of the Christian worldview and how it shapes morality and ethics. They will also learn how to effectively defend their faith as they contrast the biblical view of life with various other positions.
The Theology and Biblical Studies concentration is designed for students who desire to be prepared for ministry. It will enable students to grow in their faith, get equipped with the knowledge and understanding of Biblical doctrines and fundamental theological concepts, and help them acquire practical skills to become a Christian leader and minister in a multicultural context, impacting the world globally.
The Business concentration is designed to prepare Christ-centered students who will possess the knowledge and practical business skills needed to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing marketplace. Students enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to develop their own character, build a strong business foundation, and acquire critical thinking skills needed to lead and impact their communities through Christian organizations and secular businesses.