BA Christian Ministry/Bible

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The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry/Bible

128 units necessary for completion of degree

Purpose

Bible Colleges such as California Christian College exist for the primary purpose of preparing individuals for ministry in Church-based vocations such as pastors, evangelists, missionaries, Christian education directors, youth ministers, and similar church-related functions. The division of Christian ministries strives to provide students the foundation they need to serve in these capacities. Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry/Bible will be prepared either to enter directly into the ministry of their calling or to continue their education in graduate school.

The four-year, Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry/Bible includes courses in three major areas: general education, ministry, and biblical-theological studies. Students may choose an area of emphasis to prepare for a particular field of ministry. Those with a ministry calling to lead the Church should focus on the Bible and its content. The emphasis of this program falls in that area. The goal is to provide the student with a foundation to serve effectively in a pastoral or evangelistic ministry. This is accomplished by requiring thirty-nine (39) units in biblical-theological studies, twelve (12) units in Christian ministry, forty-six (46) units in general education, and thirty-one (31) elective units, a portion of which should be applied to a preferred area of emphasis.

Program Objectives: Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry/Bible should be able to:

  1. Affirm a personal commitment to Christ, to ministry, and to world missions.
  2. Articulate a biblical concept of ministry that forms them into servants of God who understand and apply biblical principles for church leadership, church planting, and church growth.
  3. Delineate an acceptable understanding of worship, homiletics, and problem-solving skills to provide effective leadership in a ministry position.
  4. Interpret and apply the teachings of Scripture accurately and effectively.
  5. Engage the contemporary church’s internal and external responsibilities in the multi-ethnic world community.
  6. Relate effectively within their denomination(s) in order to multiply their ministry efforts.
  7. Demonstrate motivation toward continued personal and professional growth beyond their formal education.
General Education Category Course Name
Communication: Written Communication
Oral Communication
3
3
Language Arts: College Research & Writing
Introduction to Literature
3
3
Biological & Physical Science: Introduction to Biology 3
Mathematics: Algebra 3
Business & Information Technology: Introduction to Computers
Financial Management
3
3
Humanities: Critical Thinking
Intro. to Philosophy or Biblical Ethics
Art Appreciation or Principles & Elements of Art or Intro. to Film Studies
Church History Foundations
History of the Ancient Near East or History of the First Century
3
3
3


3

Social & Behavioral Science Intro. to Sociology or Worldviews Intro. to Psychology or Human Development 3
3
Total General Education Units 46
Core Courses Category Course Name
Bible Old Testament Foundations
New Testament Foundations
Pentateuch
Synoptic Gospels
Major Prophets or Minor Prophets
Johannine Writings or Hebrews or General Epistles
Romans
Acts or Corinthian Correspondence
Psalms or Wisdom Literature or Historical Books
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Theology Theological Foundations
Biblical Interpretation
Systematic Theology I
Systematic Theology II
3
3
3
3
Total Bible & Theology Units 39
Ministry Ministry Foundations to Missions Teaching/Preaching 3
Total Ministry Units     12
   
Elective/Emphasis Units:     31
Total Units for Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry/Bible     128