Courses | B.S. in Biblical Ministries
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 core curriculum requirements and the official program requirements in the Biola University catalog.
Program Core Courses
Select 6 credits of upper-division BBST or CEED elective courses.
|CEED 150||Foundations of Ministry|
|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.|
|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.|
|CEED 255||Foundations of Spiritual Formation|
|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.|
|CEED 312||Christian Ministry Skills|
|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.|
|CEED 313||Christian Ministry Discipleship|
|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.|
|CEED 326||Counseling Methods|
|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.|
|CEED 330||Biblical Interpretation and Teaching|
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.
|CEED 415||Organization and Administration of Christian Ministries|
|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.|
|CEED 445||Biblical Ministries Field Work|
This course will allow Biblical Ministries' students to apply course work to a ministry context. Students will serve a minimum number of hours during the course accomplishing tasks that will demonstrate development of key ministry competencies such as teaching, ministry programming and leadership development. Grade Mode: A.
Program-Specific Core Curriculum Courses (Bible Requirement)
The Core Curriculum requirement for Kinesiology and Health Science has been waived for this major. Select a 3-credit BBST 300/400 approved elective. Please be sure to review the complete list of core curriculum requirements for online bachelor's students.
|BBST 103||Biblical Interpretation and Spiritual Formation|
|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.|
|BBST 165||Foundations of Christian Thought|
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. Grade Mode: A.
|BBST 209||Old Testament History and Literature|
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.
|BBST 210||New Testament History and Literature|
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.
|BBST 251||Theology I|
|The Biblical doctrines of God, Christ, man, and sin, with reference to the history and development of Christian theology. Grade Mode: A.|
|BBST 306||Early Christian History - Acts|
|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.|
|BBST 316||Gospel of John|
|Authorship, occasion of writing, themes, theological issues, literary structure and content of the Gospel of John.|
|BBST 326||Lukan Writings|
|An exegetical examination of the New Testament books of Luke and Acts that focuses on evangelism and missions to encourage the ability to articulate the gospel and to formulate a growing personal vision for missions. This expositional study also encourages students to reflect upon the unity and diversity within the community of the Christian church and to be prepared to interact on behalf of the gospel in a diverse world.|
|BBST 336||Synoptic Gospels|
Study of the Synoptic Gospels from a missions perspective, dealing with the activity of the life of Jesus and its current expression in evangelism and missions. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Biblical and Theological Studies. Note(s): Students may take only one course out of BBST 306, BBST 316, BBST 326, or BBST 336.
|BBST 354||Theology II|
The Biblical doctrines of salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and last things, with reference to the history and development of Christian theology. Notes: Formerly BBST 254. Grade Mode: A.
|BBST 365||Bible Theology and Integration (Gospel Kingdom Culture)|
An intermediate integration class in which the student will study a particular area of biblical studies and/or theology. The class will include an integration component to explore how the area is integrated with an area of culture (i.e., history, literature, psychology, sociology, etc.) outside of biblical studies and theology. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Biblical and Theological Studies. Note(s): BBTM majors may take different versions of this course up to 4 times for credit.
|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. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Biblical and Theological Studies.