Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry

The Bachelor of Arts degree is available in various majors. Each major contains core general education requirements, core studies in Bible, theology, and ministry, and requirements specific to the major. Students may choose a double major, taking all their electives (15 hours) in the second major and completing 15 additional hours in that second major (thus totaling 135 hours instead of 120 hours). For students so inclined, the B.A. program is an excellent preparation for graduate studies.

The goal of the Christian Ministry major is to prepare students for preaching and general ministry. Effective preaching of the gospel is the primary mode for the advancement of the kingdom of God. Students complete courses in sermon delivery, preaching from the Old Testament, and preaching from the New Testament. General topics in ministry, such as evangelism and missions, are also covered.


Minimum Degree Requirements (120 Hours)


General Education Core Studies (33 Hours)

COM 202         Introduction to Speech Communication
ENG 101          Composition I
ENG 201          Composition II
HUM 201        Roman World
HUM 302        Modern World
HUM 404        Faith and Culture
PHI 201           Introduction to Philosophy
PSY 101           Introduction to Psychology

One of the following:
MTH 201        Elementary Statistics
SCI 201           Natural Science

Two semesters of Foreign Language:
ARB 301        Arabic I
ARB 302        Arabic II
GRK 201        Greek I
GRK 202        Greek II
HEB 301        Hebrew I
HEB 302        Hebrew II


Bible and Theology Core Studies (33 Hours)

BIB 105         Hermeneutics
BIB 110         Biblical Languages and Tools
NTS 101        New Testament Survey I
NTS 201        New Testament Survey II
OTS 101        Old Testament Survey I
OTS 201        Old Testament Survey II
THS 101        Spiritual Foundations
THS 201        Church History
THS 202        Baptist History and Distinctives
THS 203        Systematic Theology I
THS 301        Systematic Theology II


Ministry Core Studies (9 Hours)

EMS 101        Personal Evangelism
MIN 201        Introduction to Biblical Exposition

One of the following:
EMS 417        International Mission Practicum
EMS 426        Domestic Mission Practicum


Applied Core Curriculum

AMP 100        Applied Ministry Project (No Credit – Required each semester)


Open Electives (15 Hours)


Christian Ministry Major (30 Hours)

EMS 102        Church Evangelism
EMS 203        Cross-Cultural Communication
EMS 205        History and Theology of Missions
EMS 303        Encountering World Religions
EMS 404        Topics in Missions and Evangelism
MIN 202        Sermon Delivery
MIN 205        Christian Leadership
MIN 331        Preaching from the Old Testament
MIN 333        Preaching from the New Testament
MIN 426        Topics in Ministry