Launch Program

One year could change your life!

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.

Come to Elim for ONE YEAR of intense spiritual growth & development. Let us prepare YOU to live for God with passion, confidence and conviction!

For information about the Launch program requirements, see the Academic Catalog. Some courses taken elsewhere may transfer into this program.

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Worship Leadership

For potential or active worship leaders and musicians, this concentration offers training in leading God’s people into the presence of the Lord through Elim’s Worship Leadership course and lab. Round out your preparation for God’s call on your life by taking an elective in Philosophy of Christian Music, Worship and Cultural Expression or Music Theory, as well as Worship Piano, Worship Guitar or Drum Set. Add in required ministry experiences and you’ll leave equipped to use your musical 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 & customs and missionary life. Missions has always been a big part of the vision and heart of Elim Bible Institute & 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.

Spiritual Formation

This 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 I class as well as Restoring the Foundations: Healing and Deliverance. 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.

Youth ministry

Do you have a dream to reach children and young adults for Christ? This concentration is designed to prepare students for youth ministry. It includes the Youth Ministry I and II courses. You will also get hands-on experience by participating in and helping to organize and run several youth conferences attended by thousands of young people.


This 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.

Crossroads  – Veterans

As part of the one-year Launch Program, The Crossroads – Veteran track gives Veterans a meaningful spiritual foundation for life after military service. Courses include a class on Dealing with PTSD, as well as Life Coaching. These classes, along with Elim’s strong focus on spiritual growth, will equip you with the tools you need for the next phase of God’s plan for your life. Veterans who complete the Crossroads – Veteran track can transfer directly into the second year of the Associate Degree program.

College Prep

This 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.

Course Map: Launch

The following courses represent the core courses all Launch students take, along with the concentration courses specifically selected to assist you in growing in your desired focus. Note: the Missions concentration does not include Computer Skills or Evangelism in a Post-Modern World, but students have the option for one elective per semester. See the Academic Catalog for more information.

Fall Semester Credits/Units
Old Testament Literature 3
Hermeneutics 3
Foundations for Life 3
Computer Skills 3
Concentration Course 3
College Success 1
Total 16
Spring Semester Credits/Units
Evangelism in a Postmodern World 3
New Testament Literature 3
Theology 1 3
Marriage and the Family 3
Concentration Course 3
Launch Internship 2
Total 17

Worship Leadership

  • FALL: Worship Leadership I
  • SPRING: Worship Leadership Lab


  • FALL: Cultures & Customs
  • SPRING: Missionary Life

Spiritual Formations

  • FALL: Spiritual Formations: RTF
  • SPRING: Basic Christian Counseling

Youth Ministry

  • FALL: Youth Ministry I
  • SPRING: Youth Ministry II


  • FALL: Crossroads I: Life Coaching
  • SPRING: Basic Christian Counseling

Crossroads – Veterans

  • FALL: Dealing with PTSD
  • FALL: Crossroads I: Life Coaching

College Prep

  • FALL: Apologetics I
  • SPRING: Christian Worldview & Ethics

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