Course Syllabus

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Course Description

This course will introduce you to the practice of Emotional Intelligence in Christ that will anchor your ability in the Holy Spirit to discern and manage personal emotions and behaviors in a way that honors God by loving others well as Jesus did. Additionally, this course will provide the tools and practice to help build a community that is Emotionally Intelligent in Christ.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Review the role Emotional Intelligence plays in managing emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict.
  2. Summarize the constructs of Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Emotional Intelligence (EI), and Emotional Intelligence in Christ (EIC).
  3. Use the Biblical EIQ and Biblical DISC assessments to identify DISC traits and EIC behaviors.
  4. Illustrate the integration of the Biblical DISC and EIC through Scripture and case studies.
  5. Summarize the Four EIC behaviors: Self-Awareness/ Personal Identity; Self-Control/Self-Management; Social Awareness/ Altruistic Attitude, and Relational Management/Christ Connections.
  6. Apply the EIC Model as you reflect on your behaviors and emotions and those around you. 

Degree Program Outcomes

Degree outcomes are the overall skills and knowledge we expect you will have after successfully completing a degree program at City Vision University. This course supports one of eight program outcomes for the Bachelor's in Christian Ministry & Leadership program, marked with an asterisk (*). After completing the degree, you will be able to do the following in each of the listed domains.


  1. Bible. Use sound principles of Biblical interpretation to analyze the structure, themes and content of the Bible and apply that to local contexts.
  2. Theology. Apply the foundational truths of Christian theology grounded in Scripture to local contexts.

Spiritual Formation

  1. Calling. Create a synthesis of a reflective life vision and plan to enable 24/7 ministry based on God’s purposes for work and their own unique calling.
  2. Leadership. Develop a personal philosophy and plan for leadership based on principles of leadership and effective ministry management.
  3. Emotional Health. Reflect and develop plans needed to establish healthy relationships and life balance. *

Ministry & Missions

  1. Cross-Cultural Ministry. Develop strategy for effective cross-cultural management and ministry and apply that to their own organizational or ministry context.
  2. Nonprofit Foundations. Describe the key competencies of effective nonprofit managers and develop a career development plan across four competency domains including: Collaborate (HR & Relational Skills), Control (Governance, Financial & Operations Skills), Create (Innovation & Entrepreneurial Skills) and Compete (Business & Funding Skills).
  3. Specialization. Develop skills and apply learning and concepts in one area of specialty ministry.

Required Texts

Students are required to purchase these texts before the first day of classes. 

Guidelines for Written Work

All written work must follow our Writing Format and Forum Requirements. You must read these to understand how to cite sources appropriately.

Critical Policies to Read for This Course

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Additional Policies:

This syllabus is subject to change without notice up until the first day of the semester. Last updated: April 19, 2024

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