Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.)
Majors in Bible & Church Ministries
(with Chosen Proficiency)

Program Overview

Church Ministries Program Description: The church ministries program of study is designed to aid the aspiring pastor, [missionary, teacher] or Biblical counselor in developing a Biblical philosophy of church ministry and to equip him with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively undertake local church ministry in a variety of positions and settings, including specialized ministry to neglected segments of our society.

Church Ministries Program Requirements:  In addition to the core requirements in Biblical, Theological and General Studies (liberal arts), the student desiring to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible & Church Ministries will take the prescribed required courses in the Church Ministries Major, and a proficiency in the desired area of ministry.

Core Requirements:
• Biblical Studies ................................................................................30 sem. credits
o Old Testament Survey................................................................... 3 sem. credits
o The Pentateuch ............................................................................ 2 sem. credits
o The Historical Books .................................................................. 3 sem. credits
o The Book of Daniel ...................................................................... 3 sem. credits
o New Testament Survey ............................................................... 3 sem. credits
o Life of Christ (or Synoptic Gospels) ............................................ 2 sem. credits
o Acts of the Apostles .................................................................... 2 sem. credits
o Epistle to the Romans ................................................................. 2 sem. credits
o Epistle to the Hebrews ................................................................ 2 sem. credits
o The Revelation of Jesus Christ ................................................... 3 sem. credits
o Bible Related Electives ............................................................... 5 sem. credits
• Theological Studies .........................................................................20 sem. credits
o A Survey of Bible Doctrine 1 ..................................................... 3 sem. credits
o A Survey of Bible Doctrine 2 ..................................................... 3 sem. credits
o Methods of Bible Study .............................................................. 2 sem. credits
o Biblical Hermeneutics ................................................................. 2 sem. credits
o Bible Prophecy ............................................................................ 3 sem. credits
o Introduction to Biblical Evangelism ........................................... 2 sem. credits
o Church History ........................................................................... 3 sem. credits
o Theology Related Electives ........................................................ 2 sem. credits
• General Education Studies .............................................................36 sem. credits
o English Grammar & Composition 101 . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 sem. credits
o English Grammar & Composition 102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . 3 sem. credits
o Advanced English Composition. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . 3 sem. credits
o Fundamentals of Speech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . ... . . 3 sem. credits
o Human Behavior from a Christian Perspective (Gen. Psych.).. .. 3 sem. credits
o Bible & Science 1 & 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 sem. credits
o World History from a Christian Perspective .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3 sem. credits
o Music Appreciation .................................................................. 3 sem. credits
o General Electives ..................................................................... 9 sem. credits
• Language Studies (Requirement for Language Emphasis) ........12 sem. credits
o Elementary Greek Grammar 1 & 2 .......................................... 6 sem. credits
o Greek Exegesis 1 .................................................................. . 3 sem. credits
o Greek Exegesis 2 or Elementary Hebrew 1 ............................ 3 sem. credits

Note: Students desiring a “Non-Language Emphasis” must substitute appropriate courses in the Course Substitution Table and will be awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bible & Church Ministries instead

• Other Elective Studies .................................................................... 8 sem. credits
• Church Ministries Major ................................................................24 sem. credits
o Pastoral Epistles ........................................................................ 2 sem. credits
o Introduction to Biblical Counseling 1 ........................................ 3 sem. credits
o Introduction to Christian Education ........................................ 3 sem. credits
o Introduction to Biblical Missions.............................................. 2 sem. credits
o Baptist History & Distinctives .................................................. 2 sem. credits
o Proficiency in Biblical Counseling...........................................(12 sem. cred.)
o Introduction to Biblical Counseling 2 ...................................... 3 sem. credits
o Intermediate Biblical Counseling ............................................ 2 sem. credits
o Advanced Biblical Counseling ................................................ 2 sem. credits
o Crisis Ministries ..................................................................... 2 sem. credits
o Counseling Internship ........................................................ .. 1.5 sem. cred.
o Adv. Counseling Internship .................................................. 1.5 sem. cred.
o Proficiency in Pastoral Ministries .......................................(12 sem. cred.)
o Pastoral Theology ................................................................ 2 sem. credits
o Homiletics ........................................................................... 3 sem. credits
o Intro. to Biblical Leadership or Advanced Homiletics .......... 2 sem. credits
o Church Administration......................................................... 2 sem. credits
o Pastoral Internship ............................................................. 1.5 sem. cred.
o Adv. Pastoral Internship...................................................... 1.5 sem. cred.
o Total Church Planting Program Requirements . . . . . . . . . ..128 sem. credits