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Minor in Christian Ministries

Talbot School of Theology


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 the course requirements for this academic program. For full program details, visit Biola's academic catalog.

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.

Core Courses

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.

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.

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.
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.
Total Program Credits
Every program at Biola University features rigorous academics, biblically integrated curriculum and vocational preparation.
Biola University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Additional accreditations may apply to specific programs.

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