Through a comprehensive curriculum taught by top professors, Biola's biblical ministries degree will equip you with the tools you need to be a more effective leader in your ministry.
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Up to 70 credits from other accredited colleges or universities can be applied to your degree. Ask your academic success coach for transfer credit guidelines.
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The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Ministries is an online degree completion program for adult learners active in some form of Christian ministry — including teaching pastors, youth pastors, women's ministry leaders, small group leaders, Sunday school teachers and others.
Offered through Biola’s Talbot School of Theology, this fully online program will increase your knowledge of the Bible, expand your practical ministry skills and deepen your spiritual life. The training and education you receive in biblical ministries will equip you to be a more effective ministry leader in your area of influence and establish a foundation for further studies.
Biola’s fully online, 7-week courses will give you the flexibility to complete your bachelor’s degree from nearly anywhere in the world. This means you can watch your lectures, participate in discussions and complete your coursework according to your schedule.
Biola’s online degree completion program in biblical ministries offers several key advantages:
In the biblical ministries program, you will take courses offered by Talbot’s Division of Biblical and Theological Studies, which houses four of Biola’s undergraduate departments: Christian Ministries, Old Testament, New Testament, and Systematic Theology. Among these are unique courses you can immediately apply to your current work in ministry. Some courses include:
One of Biola’s academic distinctives is the minor in biblical and theological studies, which sets a foundation for every student’s understanding of Scripture and theology. You will take 30 credits of Bible courses as part of your degree to qualify for a minor in biblical studies.
You may already be active in ministry in some capacity, but with this degree, other ministry opportunities may open up as well. Possible careers include:
The Christian Ministries department is a gem of a department and it will not only shape you academically but spiritually and emotionally as well. I felt very prepared to step into full-time ministry — from my classes on organization and administration, to public speaking, to teaching, to understanding youth culture.”