BA/BS Christian Ministries, General Ministry Major – Description, Outcomes, Course List

BA/BS in Christian Ministries: General Ministry Major

This degree will enable the student to understand and communicate the Scriptures accurately, clearly, sensitively, and effectively.  In addition it will allow the student to develop appropriate personal and spiritual disciplines necessary for effective leadership and administration of the church.  Student in this program will learn how to extend pastoral care in counseling settings, hospital visitations, and crisis situations along with understanding the processes used to perform weddings, funerals, and other special services.  This track differs from the other ministry tracks in that it allows student to experience a negotiated plan of studies from all the other ministry tracks.

Expected Outcomes

  • Understand and communicate the Scriptures accurately, clearly, sensitively, and effectively PM1

  • Develop appropriate personal and spiritual disciplines necessary for effective leadership and administration of the church PM2

  • Exhibit pastoral care in counseling settings, hospital visitations, and crisis situations PM3

  • Understand the process used to perform weddings, funerals, and other special services PM4

Biblical & Theological Studies Core (21 hrs)

History & Literature of Israel (3 hrs)

Jesus & The Church (3 hrs)

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 hrs)

Modern Ethical Problems (2 hrs)

Basic Bible Doctrines (4 hrs)

Philosophy of Religion (3 hrs)

Seminar on the Bible & Culture (3 hrs)

Arts & Sciences Core (39 hrs)

College English 1 (3hrs)

College English 2 (3 hrs)

Survey of Multicultural Literature (3 hrs)

History of Christianity (3 hrs)

History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs)

Public Speaking (3 hrs)

Mathematics Elective 100s or 200s (3 hrs)

Natural Science Electives 200s (6hrs)

Human Development (3hrs)

Behavioral Science Electives (3 hrs)

Humanities Electives in ENGL, PHIL, HIST, or related fields (6 hrs)

Ministry Bible Core  (18 hrs)

BS Scope

Denominations and Cults (3 hrs)

BSOT elective (6hrs)

BSNT electives (6hrs)

Biblical/Theological elective (3hrs)

BA Scope

Denominations and Cults (3 hrs)

Greek/Hebrew 1 (3 hrs)

Greek/Hebrew 2 (3 hrs)

Greek/Hebrew Exegesis (6 hrs)

Biblical/Theological elective (3hrs)

Ministry Core  (24 hrs)

Introduction to Evangelism (3 hrs)

Introduction to Ministry (3 hrs)

Advanced Communication (3 hrs)

Leadership (3 hrs)

Speech for the Pulpit (3 hrs)

Standard Internship (9 hrs)

or

[ Summer Internship (3 hrs),  Problems of the Ministry (3 hrs), and  Ministry Practicum (3 hrs)]

General Ministry Track (18 hrs)

18 hours of ministry electives from all tracks in consultation with ministry chair