Minor in Christian Ministries
The Christian ministries minor provides essential equipping in ministry fundamentals to students who desire serve the Lord in a volunteer or part-time vocational capacity in the local church, parachurch organizations or other specialized ministry opportunities. It provides training on learning, leadership, formation and other specialized areas of Christian ministry to prepare learners for impact in roles that are not full-time vocational positions or that do not require the full breadth of training provided by the Christian ministries degree.
Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Take a look at the list below to get an idea of the types of available courses. Also, be sure to review the official program requirements in the Biola University catalog.
|BBST 320||Methods of Bible Study|
|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.|
|BBST 465||Integration Seminar|
|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.|
|CEED 242||Psychology of Learning and Development|
|An overview of theories related to educational psychology and human development with specific application to ministry contexts in the local church and other ministry agencies. Grade Mode: A.|
|CEED 254||Leadership Development|
|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.|