Bachelor of Ministry

The Bachelor of Ministry degree program prepares men and women who are called of God into vocational ministry in the local church. The four-year program of study provides a solid foundation for church ministry for pastors, pastoral assistants, youth leaders, church education directors, musicians, and office personnel. The degree may also serve as a base for graduate study in ministry fields. The Bachelor degree in Ministry consists of four different tracks: Bible Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Pastoral Studies Concentration, and Church Business Concentration.

Concentrations:

The Bible Concentration provides the student with the knowledge and study tools needed to understand, interpret, and apply Bible truth effectively. The required courses provide a basic foundation of biblical knowledge, philosophy, and values which will serve as guiding principles for life and ministry. The program also allows the flexibility of emphasizing one of several areas of ministry. Students seeking a Bible concentration must pursue at least one minor. Semester hours required in each category are as follows:

Bible and Theology- 30 credits

  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • Introduction to Bible Doctrines (2)
  • Eschatology (2)
  • New Testament Bible Courses (6)
  • Old Testament Bible Courses (4)
  • Additional Bible (8)
  • Additional Theology (2)

Christian Ministries- 17 credits

General Education- 36 credits

  • English Composition I (3)
  • English Composition II (3)
  • English Literature (3)
  • American Literature (3)
  • US History I (3)
  • US History II (3)
  • Western Civilization I (3)
  • Western Civilization II (3)
  • Church History (3)
  • Baptist History (3)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)
  • Music, Speech, or Social Science Elective (3)

Computer Applications- 4 credits

Electives/minor(s)- 41 credits

Total- 128 credits

The Church Ministries Concentration is designed to prepare the student to serve as an assistant to a pastor in a role that includes overseeing the Sunday school, children’s ministries, and other educational functions of the church. Semester hours required in each category are as follows:

Bible- 30 credits

  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • Bible Electives (24)

Theology- 14 credits

Christian Ministries- 22 credits

  • Personal Evangelism (2)
  • Christian Leadership (2)
  • Teaching Methods (2)
  • Philosophy of Christian Education (2)
  • Survey of Church Ministries (2)
  • Child Evangelism (2)
  • Sunday School Administration (2)
  • CM Electives (8)

General Education- 37 credits

  • English Composition I (3)
  • English Composition II (3)
  • English Literature (3)
  • American Literature (3)
  • US History I (3)
  • US History II (3)
  • Western Civilization I (3)
  • Western Civilization II (3)
  • Church History (3)
  • Baptist History (3)
  • Principles of Music (2)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)
  • General Education Elective (2)

Computer Applications- 4 credits

Electives- 21 credits

Total- 128 credits

The Pastoral Studies concentration is designed to prepare men for pastoral leadership. Emphasis is given to Biblical studies, Bible languages, church administration, preaching, counseling and other skills that will be valuable to the man whom God has called to oversee the life and growth of a local church. Semester hours required in each category are as follows:

Bible- 30 credits

  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • Greek I (3)
  • Greek II (3)
  • New Testament Bible Courses (6)
  • Old Testament Bible Courses (6)
  • Bible Electives (6)

Theology- 14 credits

  • Eschatology (2)
  • Contemporary Theology (2)
  • Theology Electives (10)

Pastoral Theology- 18 credits

  • Survey of Biblical Preaching (2)
  • Principles of Homiletics (2)
  • Expository Preaching (2)
  • Pulpit Communications (2)
  • Biblical Counseling (2)
  • Introduction to Missions (2)
  • Philosophy of Christian Education (2)
  • Youth Ministry Philosophy and Leadership (2)
  • Pastoral Theology Electives (2)

Christian Ministries- 10 credits

  • Personal Evangelism (2)
  • Christian Leadership (2)
  • Teaching Methods (2)
  • CM Electives (4)

General Education- 37 credits

  • English Composition I (3)
  • English Composition II (3)
  • English Literature (3)
  • American Literature (3)
  • US History I (3)
  • US History II (3)
  • Western Civilization I (3)
  • Western Civilization II (3)
  • Church History (3)
  • Baptist History (3)
  • Principles of Music (2)
  • General Education Elective (2)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)

Computer Applications- 4 credits

Electives- 15 credits

Total- 128 credits

The Church Business concentration is designed to prepare the student to serve in a financial management role within a local church ministry. Semester hours required in each category are as follows:

Bible- 30 credits

  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • Introduction to Bible Doctrines (2)
  • BI/TH Electives (22)

Christian Ministries- 14 credits

  • Christian Leadership (2)
  • CM Electives (12)

Business Administration- 27 credits

  • Corporate Finance (3)
  • Principles of Management (3)
  • Principles of Marketing (3)
  • Economics (3)
  • Church and Business Law (3)
  • Interpersonal Communications (3)
  • Introduction to Accounting (3)
  • Financial Procedures for Non-Profits (3)
  • Business Communications (3)

General Education- 36 credits

  • English Composition I (3)
  • English Composition II (3)
  • English Literature (3)
  • American Literature (3)
  • US History I (3)
  • US History II (3)
  • Western Civilization I (3)
  • Western Civilization II (3)
  • Church History (3)
  • Baptist History (3)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (3)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)

Computer Applications- 4 credits

Electives- 17 credits

Total- 128 credits