Graduate in Theology Diploma (Th.G..)
Major in Bible & Minor in Church Ministries

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 Graduate in Theology Diploma, with a Major Bible & Minor in Church Ministries will take the prescribed required courses in the Church Ministries Minor. The student may also choose an emphasis in a particular area of ministry, to be listed on the student’s diploma.

Core Requirements:
• Biblical Studies ................................................................................24 sem. credits
o Old Testament Survey.................................................................. 3 sem. credits
o The Pentateuch ............................................................................ 2 sem. credits
o The Historical Books .................................................................. 3 sem. credits
o New Testament Survey ............................................................... 3 sem. credits
o Life of Christ ............................................................................... 2 sem. credits
o Acts of the Apostles ..................................................................... 2 sem. credits
o Epistle to the Romans ................................................................. 2 sem. credits
o Bible Electives ............................................................................ 7 sem. credits
• Theological Studies .........................................................................14 sem. credits
o A Survey of Bible Doctrine 1 ..................................................... 3 sem. credits
o A Survey of Bible Doctrine 2 ..................................................... 3 sem. credits
o Principles of Biblical Interpretation ............................................ 2 sem. credits
o Introduction to Biblical Evangelism ........................................... 2 sem. credits
o Introduction to Biblical Discipleship .......................................... 2 sem. credits
o Theology Electives ...................................................................... 2 sem. credits
• General Education Studies .............................................................30 sem. credits
o English Grammar & Composition 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 sem. credits
o English Grammar & Composition 102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 ........................................................................ 6 sem. credits
• Language Studies (Requirement for Language Emphasis) ........ 6 sem. credits
o Elementary Greek Grammar 1 & 2 .............................................. 6 sem. credits
Note: Students desiring a “Non-Language Emphasis” must substitute appropriate courses in the Course Substitution Table.
• Other Elective Studies .................................................................... 4 sem. credits
• Church Ministries Minor ...............................................................18 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 Church Ministries Electives or Emphasis ................................... 6 sem. credits
Total Graduate of Theology Diploma Requirements . . . . . . . . . 96 sem. credits
Language Course Substitutions
Language Emphasis Courses Substitute: Non-Language Emphasis Courses
Ln-301 Elementary Greek 1 3 Bi-331 Old Testament Seminar 3
Ln-302 Elementary Greek 2 3 Bi-332 New Testament Seminar 3
Ln-401 Introduction to Hebrew 3 Th-XXX Theological Directed Study 3
Ln-411 Greek Exegesis 1 2 Bi-431 Old Testament Research 2
Ln-412 Greek Exegesis 2 2 Bi-432 New Testament Research 2