Bachelor of Arts in

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry (120 Hours)

The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry program prepares the graduate for the particular ministry to which God has called him or her. The graduate will excel in preparing and proclaiming Bible messages and lessons, providing quality counsel to those to whom he or she ministers, and producing leaders for the ministries and programs of the local church.

For many graduates, this degree is their final formal ministry preparation. For those called to continue their education, the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry is an excellent foundation for graduate studies.

In addition to the theological and core studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Program integrates 15 hours in ministry studies and 25 hours in ministry electives. These electives are designed to allow the student to structure his or her studies according to their personal needs and interests. BA - Ministry Advising Sheet

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Bible / Theology:  44 Hours
General Studies:  35 Hours
New Testament 1-8 16 College Research Literacy 3
Old Testament 1 - 8 16 American History I & II 6
Biblical Hermeneutics 3 Church History 3
Baptist Doctrine 3 English Composition I & II 6
Christian Theology I & II 6 Fine Arts / Humanities 3
Ministry Studies: 25 Hours
General Science 3
Church Administration & Leadership 3 General Science Lab 1
Public Speaking in Ministry 3 General Psychology 3
Transition to Ministry 3 Psychology of Lifespan Development 3
Spiritual Formation 2 Senior Seminar 1
Evangelism & Missions 3 Philosophy 3
Missions Preparation 1 POWER To Succeed 1
Sermon Delivery OR Principles of Teaching 3
Sermon Preparation OR Bible Teaching Lab 2
Electives/Selectives: 20 Hours
Ministry Electives - EPAS, ECHU, EMEV, CBTH, CPFS, MUS 8
Required Non-Credit Courses
Christian Services Assignment 1-2
Chapel (every semester)
Report of Church Involvement (every semester)
Math Proficiency
Total: 120 Hours


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an increase in Biblical knowledge from both the Old and New Testaments.
  2. Clearly articulate and explain Christian theology.
  3. Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of people and the ability to minister from a biblical perspective.
  4. Demonstrate an improvement in communication skills in the context of ministry.
  5. Demonstrate an increase in leadership skills.
  6. Write and deliver a sermon or create a teaching outline utilizing proper hermeneutical tools consisting of biblical and literary contexts, organization of biblical content, and proper applications.
  7. Develop and apply administrative principles in planning, organizing, and evaluating the work of a local church and basic church programs as explored in the Church.