Students who have earned the Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies, or its equivalent, and have a desire to expand their knowledge of Scripture and its application to Christian ministry may elect to enter the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry. This program of instruction has been designed to integrate, investigate and study the major themes of Scripture, biblical events, history, philosophy and world religions. Students will learn to combine the knowledge and skills presented in these classes to their individual ministries as leaders and lay-leaders, teachers, pastors, assistant/associate pastors, youth and children’s ministers, managers and administrators of Christian organizations.
Objective: List the needs of, the reason for, and methods used in age-related ministries in churches and other religious organizations.
Classes: Ministering to Children, Ministering to Youth, Ministering to Adults, Church Outreach and Church Planting, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Church Administration, Christian Worldview, Sociology, Contemporary Issues in Family Life, Ministering in Crises Situation, Church Conflict: Issues and Resolution
Objective: Describe the influence of the Christian faith in art, history, literature, and world cultures.
Classes: Sociology, World History, History of the World’s Religions, Christian Worldview
Objective: Develop a plan to train and involve Christians to respond to natural disasters and crises.
Classes: Pastoral Care and Counseling, Ministering in Crisis Situations, Christian Worldview.
Objective: Explain the differences between the Christian faith and other major religious faiths.
Classes: Christian Worldview, World History, Literature, History of the World’s Religions
Objective: Explain the foundational teachings of the Bible for marriage and family living and relationships.
Classes: Sociology, Contemporary Issues in Family Life, Christian Worldview, Ministry in Crisis Situations
Objective: Describe the process of planting a church, to include research, staffing, training of church leaders, underwriting the financial requirements, and denominational relationships.
Classes: Church Outreach and Church Planting, Evangelism and Discipleship, Church Conflict, Ministry in Crisis Situations
Objective: Explain the use of statistics in church outreach and planting.
Classes: Statistics, Church Outreach and Church Planting, Christian Worldview
Objective: Participate in a program of Spiritual Formation and Christian Ministry Spiritual Formation.
Topics: Stewardship, Humility, Discipleship, Surrender, Wellness, Family Christian Ministry
Applying God’s Word
The Writings (BI301), 3 hours
Ministering to Children (CM301), 3 hours
The General Epistles (BI302), 3 hours
Spiritual Formation and Ministry Seminar: Stewardship (SF301), 1 hour
God at Work in His World
Ministering to Youth (CM102), 3 hours
History of Art (ART301), 3 hours
Pastoral Care and Counseling (PC301), 3 hours
Spiritual Formation and Ministry Seminar: Humility (SF302), 1 hour
The Church at Work
Statistics (MATH301), 3 hours
Ministering to Adults (CH103), 3 hours
Church Administration (ADM301), 3 hours
Spiritual Formation and Ministry Seminar: Discipleship (SF303), 1 hour
Our Witness to the World
Church Outreach and Planting (CMS401), 3 hours
Sociology (SOC401), 3 hours
Christian World View (TH401), 3 hours
Spiritual Formation and Ministry Seminar: Surrender (SF401), 1 hour
Impact of Religion in the World
World History (HIS401), 3 hours
Literature (LIT401), 3 hours
History of the World’s Religions (HIS403), 3 hours
Spiritual Formation and Ministry Seminar: Wellness (SF402), 1 hour
The Word at Work
Ministering in Crisis Situations (CMS406), 3 hours
Contemporary Issues in Family Life (SOC401), 3 hours
Church Conflict (CHS408), 3 hours
Spiritual Formation and Ministry Seminar: Family (SF403), 1 hour