CMC Goals & Objectives


Our Mission

CMC passionately develops a student’s God-given potential in a process of Biblical higher education, discipleship and practical experience for sacrificial service in the church and community to expand God’s kingdom in the world with the Holy Spirit’s power.

Institutional Goals


Fiscal Development

The institution will demonstrate continued fiscal growth and sustainability  



Culture of Authentic Disciples

80% of students will become authentic disciples and disciple-makers  

Graduating Debt Free

100% of students will graduate debt free enabling them to deploy into ministry without the burden of debt  


100% of students will graduate debt free enabling them to deploy into ministry without the burden of debt  

Student Learning Objectives

Learning objectives are assessed throughout the course of a student’s program both in class and within their co-curricular requirements.
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SLO 1 Students will become educated Bible-based believers

1.1 Pursue a Bible-based theology that adheres to the inerrant Word of God

1.1.1.  Describe the history, doctrine, mission’s movement and organizational governance of the Assemblies of God  

1.1.2. Examine the exegetical, theological, and historical relationships between the Old Testament and New Testament 

1.1.3.  Examine the life, ministry, and teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels  Evaluate the common and distinctive characteristics and theology of each Gospel 

1.1.4. Demonstrate a biblical theology of missions with an emphasis on the church in the world 

1.2.  Discover God's ongoing revelation of his plan for Humanity

1.2.1. Examine the methods used by God to reveal his divine plan for humanity  

1.3 Practice effective reading techniques

1.3.1.  Analyze the themes and genre of a text  

1.3.2.  Analyze the context in which a text was written 

1.3.3.  Apply skills that guide a search for the author’s purpose 

1.4.  Consider significant periods in the history of Christianity

1.4.1.  Analyze the significant periods, events, movements, and personalities of church history from the time of Christ to the modern era 


SLO 2 Students will become Christians of growing character

2.1.  Demonstrate evidence of wise living

2.1.1. Utilize the Word of God and embraces its unique worldview as a foundation for exemplary living, decision making, exploring personal aspirations, facing dilemmas and problem solving 

2.1.2.  Practice spiritual disciplines for character formation through the reading of Scripture, personal and intercessory prayer, guidance of the Holy Spirit 

2.2   Practice Skills of collaboration with teammates

2.2.1. Examine motivation, leadership style, team building, power, decision-making, organizational culture, and conflict resolution within ministry 

2.3   Grow in Godly ethical decision-making

2.3.1. Examine the role of the Holy Spirit in morality 

2.3.2. Evaluate biblical ethics in issues of modern society 

2.4.   Develop a sincere and dependable work ethic

2.4.1.  Demonstrate a genuine commitment to excellence and preparation in one’s ministry 

2.4.2.  Adopt and promote an approach to church ministries characterized by careful training sensitive to the guidance evaluation of (a) qualified mentor(s). 

2.5.  Nurture a balanced perspective of God’s Word in a solid worldview

2.5.1. Examine a worldview from the perspective of the Bible and God’s purpose for humanity 

2.6.  Exercise reflective practices subsequent to ministerial and missional experiences

2.6.1. Constructively and honestly evaluate the progress of one’s ministry proficiencies 

2.6.2.  Understand how a person’s biological, physical, and spiritual background affects their cognitive processing and assists them in understanding their strengths and challenges in showing how to improve each area 


SLO 3 Students will become Spirit-filled disciples and disciple makers

3.1. Grow in ability to work with people one-on-one

3.1.1.  Understand biblical truths for an effective Christian witness 

3.2. Develop skills in small group discipleship making  

3.2.1. Examine biblical and theological foundations of educational ministries 

3.2.2. Utilize the scriptures in the process of teaching in the church and classroom settings 

3.2.3. Examine philosophies of teaching and instructional methods of the teaching-learning process including learning styles; curriculum evaluation and planning; and educational administration 

3.3.  Increase a passion in others to know Christ and follow him daily

3.3.1 Apply hermeneutical, structural, and spiritual components to sermon development 

3.4.  Accumulate a personal understanding of and use of spiritual gifts

3.4.1 Exercise Christian devotion and service in the church and in the marketplace 

SLO 4 Students will become family, church, and community servants

4.1. Practice the sacrificial investment of time in service to Christ’s family

4.1.1. Comprehend and experience core competencies based on the pastoral model 

4.1.2.  Identify personal, interpersonal, family, and professional, dimensions of ministry      

4.2. Invest personal, interpersonal, family, and professional dimensions of ministry

4.2.1. Appreciate the opportunity to serve the church while gaining ministry experience 

4.2.2. Identify the duties required in pastoral ministry including denominational responsibilities and relationships 

4.2.3.  Understand the functionality of governance, law, and finances in the church setting Examine the basic principles of the effective pastoral church administration and management of the various ministries in the local church 

4.2.4.  Understand the principles and tools necessary for planting and revitalizing churches in different contexts 

4.2.5.  Understand the role of music in worship 

SLO 5 Students will become multi-cultural and mission-focused ministers

5.1. Build personal skills in working with people of diverse cultures

5.1.1. Develop spiritual gifts and skills that are culturally sensitive for various church and community settings 

5.2.  Learn to empathize and identify with others and relate to their needs

5.2.1. Understand that there are physical and mental problems as well as spiritual challenges beyond people’s behaviors 

5.3.  Acquire knowledge and skills in fundraising and attaining resources

5.3.1. Acquire knowledge and skills in fundraising and attaining resources and put those into practice in order to raise funds for missions ministry 

5.4. Implement the Great Commission in the world today

5.4.1. Implement the Great Commission in the world today 

SLO 6 Students will integrate a broad knowledge in general education for a Christian worldview

 6.1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of written and oral communication

6.1.1.  Write clear and effective prose, using conventions appropriate to audience, purpose and genre Construct different types and styles of sermons from a variety of biblical genres Plan, organize, revise, practice, edit, and proofread to improve the development and clarity of ideas  

6.1.2.  Listen and speak competently in a variety of communication contexts, which may include public, interpersonal, and/or small-group settings  

6.1.3.  Find, analyze, evaluate, and cite pertinent primary and secondary sources, including those from academic data bases, to prepare speeches or written texts  

6.1.4.  Identify, analyze, and evaluate statements, assumptions and conclusions representing diverse points of view and construct informed, sustained, and ethical arguments in response  

6.2.  Demonstrate a broad content knowledge in Life Science/Biology.

6.2.1.  Define and use biological terms to explain fundamental biological and biochemical concepts; 

6.2.2.  Describe and apply the scientific method and philosophy; 

6.2.3.  Understand the basic concepts of life science Outline the reactions of photosynthesis and cellular respiration;  Name the components of macromolecules, DNA, RNA, lipids, carbohydrates, and Proteins and describe their functions;  List and describe the stages of mitosis and meiosis;  Describe the importance of nutrition and proper diet in body maintenance;  Describe the organs and functions of the body systems;  Describe how genetic information is passed to the next generation;  List the distinguishing characteristics of the five kingdoms;  Integrate biological science and spiritual development. 

6.3.  Demonstrate Knowledge of Social, Behavioral, and Diversity Concepts

6.3.1.  Demonstrate knowledge of at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences  

6.3.2.  Communicate effectively using the language and terminology germane to at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences  

6.3.3.  Apply knowledge, theories, and research methods, including ethical conduct, to analyze problems pertinent to at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences  

6.3.4.  Understand and demonstrate how at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences conceptualizes diversity and the ways it shapes human experience  

6.3.5.  Integrate knowledge of at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences into issues of personal or public importance  

6.4.  Demonstrate basic math skills and algebraic thinking.

6.4.1.  Find combinations, compositions and inverses of functions 

6.4.2.  Find the domain of a function given its algebraic or graphical form 

6.4.3.  Solve and graph linear and second-degree equations 

6.4.4.  Use linear transformations to graph functions or determine the function from a graph 

6.4.5.  Solve direct, inverse, and joint variation problems 

6.4.6.  Solve and graph polynomial and rational functions 

6.4.7.  Solve and graph exponential and logarithmic functions 

6.4.8.  Solve application problems covering above topics in percent including simple interest, taxes, exponential growth and decay models, logistics growth, logarithmic models, etc. 

6.4.9.  Solve systems of linear equations by substitution and elimination-by-addition 

6.4.10.  Effectively employ computer skills to enhance ministry through correspondence, presentations, organization, and research.

6.5.  Demonstrate knowledge of American History and National & State Government

6.5.1.  Understand the exploration and settlement of North America and the creation of the United States of America.  Trace development from a few scattered colonies on the eastern seaboard, through stages of westward movement, conflicts and treaties  Discover how the civil war that threatened the nation  Discuss the process by which the factions joined together to build the greatest industrial, technological, and military power the world has ever known 

6.5.2.  Understand the rights of citizens granted by the US constitution and obligations of citizens with regard to democracy and the legislative process 

6.5.3.  Examine the history and formation of the US political parties  Explore the role of media in American politics 

6.5.4.  Explore federal, state and interstate relations 

6.5.5.  Understand the functions of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches in federal government 


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