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Christian Ministries

The online Christian Ministries degree is composed of 14 major courses totaling 42 semester units. Its primary purpose is to provide individuals with a comprehensive biblical philosophy of ministry through a systematic examination of key aspects of God’s program within a local church. The goal of the major is to provide graduates with a thorough understanding of what God is doing in the world through the church, and the role of each believer within that work.

Major Requirements

Course Number & Title

Units

Course Number & Title

Units

BIB310

Foundations of Biblical Study

3

BIB390

Principles of Effective Teaching

3

B340

Biblical Interpretation

3

BIB400

Church Administration

3

BTH336

Theology of the Church

3

BIB410

Corporate Worship

3

BIB349

Dynamics of Grace

3

BC300

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

3

BIB355

Worldview, Apologetics, Evangelism

3

BIB430

Principles of Discipleship

3

BIB375

Church History

3

BIB460

Missions

3

BIB380

Christian Education

3

BIB470

Contemporary Issues in Church Ministry

3

**Every third course, one unit of Distinctives of Biblical Living is required.

 

Textbooks


Click here to view the Textbooks for all Online Christian Ministries courses.

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Scheduling


Required major courses for the Christian Ministry degree online are taught in two 8-week blocks over three semesters each year.  Students taking one course per block are able to complete the major coursework in 28 months.  By taking more than one course per block, the program can be completed in as little as 14 months.

 

General Education & Electives


  • All TMC BA degrees require students to complete 122 semester units which includes major coursework (42 units), General Education (GE) requirements (65 units), and unrestricted electives (15 units).
  • GE and elective courses can be taken through TMC Online, transferred in from another accredited college or university, and/or via Advanced Placement or CLEP (subject to TMC transfer credit policies).
  • GE and elective courses can be taken prior to, concurrent with, or subsequent to completion of the major coursework.

 

Degree Requirements Summary


Click here to print a summary of the degree requirements for BA in Christian Ministries.

 

Career Opportunities


The Christian Ministries major is designed to be broad enough to prepare the student for a variety of ministry opportunities and specific enough to give the student the in-depth knowledge and character development to succeed in full-time ministry. Prior students have gone on to the following roles:

  • Pastor/associate pastor
  • Para-church ministry positions (missions agency, Christian school, etc.)
  • Christian education administration
  • Lay leadership ministry (elder, deacon, etc.)
  • Advanced degrees (M.Div, Th.M, etc.)