Courses | B.S. in Biblical Ministries

Summary

Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.


Course Overview

The following documents outline a suggested course schedule.


Major Courses

Contributions of archeology, geography, culture, and history to biblical interpretation. Notes: May include abroad-study in lands of the biblical world. Grade Mode: A.
An overview of the discipline of Christian Education Ministries. Topics of study include the historical and theological nature of the church, principles of evangelism and edification, spiritual gifts, training and equipping lay leadership, and an examination of contemporary career opportunities and parachurch ministries. Grade Mode: A.
Overview of biblical and contemporary leadership theories applied to personal leadership development and the equipping of volunteer leaders within the local church. Grade Mode: A.
This course will provide a biblical overview of the fundamentals of developing and maintaining a deep and abiding relationship with God through theological, integrative and experiential perspectives. Grade Mode: A.
Includes instruction and skill development in a variety of functions expected of those in full-time Christian ministry, including examples such as: public speaking and giving extemporaneous remarks, public prayer, worship service introductions, worship service coordination, working with church boards and pastoral leadership, conducting meetings, leading church staff, selecting staff, conducting the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper; and essentials regarding conducing weddings, funerals, hospital visitation, and pre-engagement training as time permits. Grade Mode: A.
A comprehensive overview of discipleship in the local church. Course includes equipping on the needs, expectations, roles, responsibilities, and competencies related to discipling believers, reproducing disciples, and for leading effective Christian discipleship ministries. Grade Mode: A.
Investigation of foundations for pastoral counseling to individuals and families in ministry settings. Study of psychological theories and a vision for church community will be followed by the development of personal counseling skills for listening and compassion. Grade Mode: A.
Instruction in the use of computer-based biblical research tools with an emphasis on the use of these tools for the development of instructional lesson plan preparation, execution, and evaluation. Special emphasis is placed on training students in teaching competencies. Grade Mode: A.
An introduction to the biblical principles and current practice of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and evaluating with special emphasis upon the application of these functions to church and parachurch administration. Grade Mode: A.

Bible Minor

Equipping to interpret and apply the Bible in accurate and dynamic ways for spiritual transformation and character formation. Notes: Must be completed during the first year. Grade Mode: A.
Introduction to theology with special emphasis on learning to do theology, understand the doctrine of Scripture, introduce the integration of various fields of knowledge with the Bible, and see the importance and development of a Christian worldview. Notes: Must be completed during the first year. Grade Mode: A.
An overview of the Old Testament with emphasis on the purpose of the writers; history and culture; literary genre, structure, and themes; persons and events, and practical application for Christian living. Grade Mode: A, C.
An overview of the New Testament with emphasis on the purpose of the writers; history and culture; literary genre, structure, and themes; persons and events; and practical application for Christian living. Grade Mode: A, C.
The Biblical doctrines of God, Christ, man, and sin, with reference to the history and development of Christian theology. Grade Mode: A.
The Biblical doctrines of salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and last things, with reference to the history and development of Christian theology. Grade Mode: A.
Study of the Book of Acts from a missions perspective, dealing with the activity of the early church and its current expression in evangelism and missions. Grade Mode: A.
Essentials of inductive Bible study will be applied to Old and New Testament genres of literature in order to equip the student with skills for observation, interpretation, application, and edification. Grade Mode: A.
Chronological study of the gospels, similarities and differences between the writers, as well as the historical, cultural and theological factors aiding in interpreting events and teachings. Grade Mode: A.
Senior level capstone seminar in which the student will search the Bible and the literature dealing with the topic(s) under discussion in the course leading to the discovery of means whereby the subject area may be 'integrated' with Biblical truth. The results of the research will be incorporated in a paper or project which will be critiqued by the seminar members and by the professor. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits counted toward graduation with different content. Grade Mode: A.

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