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 in the second major and completing 15 additional hours in that second major (thus totaling more than 120 hours). For students so inclined, the B.A. program is an excellent preparation for graduate studies.

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry is designed to equip God-called men and women for impactful Kingdom service. Whether you are called to full-time vocational ministry, bi-vocational ministry, church planting, cross-cultural ministry, parachurch ministry, or urban ministry, the Christian Ministry major will prepare you to embody the gospel faithfully and meaningfully in a complex world.


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 101       College Algebra
MTH 201       Elementary Statistics
SCI 205          Physical Science
SCI 206          Biology

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

EMS 427        Domestic Service Practicum

Or both:
EMS 428        Global Service Practicum and
EMS 429        Global Service Practicum Lab (non-credit)


Christian Ministry Major (33 Hours)

EMS 102        Church Evangelism
EMS 205        History and Theology of Missions
EMS 210        Intercultural Communications
EMS 303        Encountering World Religions
CPR 305         Church Planting Strategies
CPR 415         Church Planting/Revitalization Practicum I
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


Applied Core Curriculum

AMP 100        Applied Ministry Project (non-credit, required each semester)


Open Electives (12 Hours)

Although students do not declare minors, the equivalent of a minor may be completed by devoting all elective hours toward one discipline.