Bachelor of Arts, Christian Ministries

Program Description

The Christian Ministries degree’s primary purpose is to guide you in the development of a comprehensive, biblical philosophy of ministry. Through a systematic examination of key aspects of God’s Word, you will develop a theological understanding of the church. This guides you through the various aspects of administration within the local church.


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*Does not include required general education and elective coursework.
**Major courses are $450 per unit. This cost does not include the required general education and elective coursework

Major Courses

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    Course Number Course Name Units
    BIB310 Foundations of Biblical Study 3
    BIB390 Principles of Effective Teaching 3
    BIB430 Principles of Discipleship 3
    B340 Biblical Interpretation 3
    BIB481 Christian Education 2
    BIB400 Church Administration 3
    BIB375 Church History 3
    BIB470 Contemporary Issues in Church Ministry 3
    BIB410 Corporate Worship 3
    BC300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
    BIB460 Missions 3
    B342 Romans 3
    BTH336 Theology of the Church 2
    BIB355 Worldview, Apologetics, Evangelism 3

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate strong working knowledge of the content of biblical Scriptures.
  2. Demonstrate the correct application of hermeneutical principles to develop an interpretation of a biblical text.
  3. Articulate with biblical support the major doctrines of the Christian church.
  4. Clearly articulate a biblical philosophy of ministry as it relates to the purpose of the local church.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to effectively disciple and counsel other believers.
  6. Demonstrate the necessary entry-level skills to establish and implement core ministry functions within a typical local church environment.
  7. Develop a thoughtful, biblically-supported response to current societal issues from a biblical worldview.

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted as an undergraduate degree-seeking student in the School of Online Education, an applicant must:

  1. Have a clear profession of faith in Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior.

  2. Be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate.

  3. Submit official transcripts (high school, college, trade school, etc.).