economic, cultural, and religious life, as well as
missionary endeavors. The student may select a
nation to study from the following areas: Africa,
Asia, South America, Europe, and Central America.
BMN300 Ministry Internship (1)
Supervised on-site instruction in the field of some
aspect of Church Ministry for a maximum of two
semesters (1 unit per semester). This course is graded:
BMN310 Message Preparation for Women (3)
Training for women in preparation, organization, and
delivery of personal testimonies, devotionals, and
women’s Bible studies. The course will aid female
students preparing for women’s ministry or youth
ministry. Each student will have opportunities to
speak before the class and receive evaluations by
the instructor and other students.
BMN312 Training in Women’s Ministry (3)
This course provides basic training in how to develop
a women’s ministry in a local church. Topics include
the biblical foundation for such a ministry from Titus
2:3-5, qualifications and preparation of leaders (Titus
2:3 and 1 Timothy 3:11), how to lead a small group,
how to teach a Bible study, planning retreats and
other events, counseling, admonishing, discipleship,
and how to lead a working committee.
For women only.
BMN321 Women’s Issues (3)
An issue is defined as a controversy, matter of
dispute, or unsettled matter, that is an ongoing
action. This class will discuss topics having a
clear decisive relevance to issues facing women
today. It will examine values/beliefs, depression,
emotions, addictions, abuse, eating disorders, divorce,
communication, transitions, abortion, adoption,
disabilities, and Church counseling.
BMN333 Worship & Songs of the Church (3)
Traces the thread of worship from early Hebrew
times to the present; explores the varied paradigms
of worship and reasons why we worship as we do.
Presents the historical development of psalms,
hymns, and spiritual songs and an introduction to
the history of Western music and art.
This will satisfy
the requirement for Bible majors for Introduction to Music
and Art MU190.
BMN352 Event Planning (3)
One of the most practical skills that can be utilized
in the church and in the community is organizing
gatherings where people can fellowship, learn,
and grow. Some of those gatherings include
general parties, weddings, birthdays, funerals, baby
showers, community outreach events, Bible studies,
conferences, and retreats. This course will offer
the biblical ideology and the basic skills training
required for successful event planning. Some topics
that will be covered are: worship, motive, character
qualities of a leader/organizer, proactivity, attention
to details, organizational methods, common sense,
humility, communication, delegation, overseeing
volunteers and paid staff, facilities knowledge, and
problem solving. In addition to interactive lecture,
this course will also include planning, organizing,
executing, and debriefing an assigned event. This
practical course should serve the student well in
life, whether the skills are used in secular arenas
or formal ministry and/or everything in between.
BMN360 Personal Discipleship (2, 3)
As disciples of Jesus Christ, students desire to be
growing spiritually for the rest of their lives. That
growth for all of us as believers takes place through
the Word of God, the Spirit of God, and the people
of God. In this course students will read biblically-
sound content on various topics written by many
different authors (both classic and contemporary),
and together we will ask God to teach us about
Himself and how to walk with Him and grow in
Him. Topics for study and discussion in this course
include the priority of worship of God, spiritual
disciplines, personal relationships with people in our
lives, what it means to be created female with its joys
and challenges, Christian ministry for women and
their commitment to the church, evangelism and
outreach, trials and adversity, stewardship of time and
stewardship of finances. Students will write responses
to the content they read and apply it to their own lives.
Prerequisite: For women only.
BMN370 Sermon Preparation & Delivery (3)
An investigation of the biblical idea of preaching
and instruction in the principles and practices