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Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministries

Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministries
(Minimum of 120 Hours)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry will choose from 1 of 4 different emphases: Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Studies, Youth and Family, and Music.

General Requirements

Christian and General Education Core (51 hours)

Christian Ministry Studies Courses (69 hours)

  • Biblical Studies (18 hours)
  • Church Ministry Studies (18 hours)
  • + An Emphasis Area (33 hours)
  •             Intercultural Studies OR
  •             Pastoral Studies OR
  •             Youth and Family OR
  •             Music Ministry

Bachelor of Arts Detailed Requirements

Christian and General Education Core (51 hours)

  • College Success Course (1 hour)
  • Christian Core Courses (12 hours)
  • English Language and Speech (9 hours)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities/ Literature (6 hours)
  • History/Government/Social Science (9 hours)
  • Natural Sciences (8 hours)
  • Mathematics (3 hours)
  • Computer Applications (3 hours)

Church Ministries Degree-Specific Courses (69 hours)

Biblical Studies (18 hours)
  • BIB 2213 Biblical Backgrounds
  • BIB 2323 Life of Christ
  • BIB 3053 Ecclesiology
  • BIB 3133 Biblical Doctrines
  • BIB 3103 Biblical Interpretation
  • BIB 3123 Biblical Theology
Christian Ministry Studies (18 hours)
  • BIB 1043 Personal Revival
  • HIS 3053 Church History
  • MIN 1513 Intro to Church Ministry
  • MIS 1013 Intro to Missions
  • MIS 1323 Intentional Discipleship
  • MUS 2013 Foundations for Music and Worship Ministry

Emphasis


Intercultural Studies – 21 hours + 12 hours of Church Ministry Electives
  • BIB 4023 Apologetics
  • ICS 2013 Cultural Anthropology  
  • ICS 2023 Foundations of Intercultural Studies  
  • ICS 3013 World-wide Contemporary Christian Movements and Missional Trends
  • ICS 3023 Ethnodoxology and Community-Based Research
  • ICS 4093 Intercultural Practicum – Directed Research
  • MIS 4063 Church Planting
  • +12 Hours of Electives

Pastoral Studies – 21 hours + 12 hours of Church Ministry Electives
  • BIB 3113 Homiletics
  • BIB 4023 Apologetics
  • MIN 3013 Church Education
  • MIN 4073 Church Administration and Finance
  • PST 1033 Pastoral Leadership
  • PST 2013 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • PST 4093 Pastoral Practicum
  • +12 Hours of Electives

Youth & Family – 18 hours + 15 hours of Church Ministry Electives
  • BIB 4023 Apologetics
  • MIN 2013 Media and Program Organization
  • MIS 1213 Community Evangelism
  • PST 2013 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • YFM 3013 Evangelizing Youth
  • YFM 4093 Youth & Family Practicum
  • +15 Hours of Electives

Music Ministry – 33 hours
  • MUS 1113 Music Theory and Aural Skills 1
  • MUS 1123 Music Theory and Aural Skills 2
  • MUS 2003 Music Theory 3: Aural Skills and Arranging
  • MUS 2013 Music Theory 4: Arranging
  • MUS 2013 Foundations for Music and Worship Ministry (Number correction needed)
  • MUS 1001 Minor Applied Lessons (Piano, Voice) – (may be taken multiple times)
    (Alternatively: Voice Majors should take 1 credit of Class Piano)
  • MUS 1011 Major Applied Lessons (Piano, Voice) – (6 semesters: 6 credits)
  • MUS 1012 Major Applied Lessons (Piano, Voice) – (2 semesters: 4 credits)
  • MUS 1021 Chorale / Ensemble (may be taken multiple times)
  • MUS 3013 Music History 1
  • MUS 3023 Music History 2
  • MUS 4013 Worship Leadership Practicum
  • MUS 4023 Instrumental Techniques & Arranging for the Church
  • MUS 4063 Ministry Recital Project
  • MUS 4163 Beginning Conducting
  • MUS 4263 Technology for Music Ministry
  • MUS 3033 Philosophy of Music and Worship Ministry Leadership (including Congregational Leading principles)

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