Bible & Ministry Certificate

This study is a two-year program with an emphasis on providing the student with a solid foundation for ministry and leadership in a local church. The student has the option to select a particular area of specialization by taking elective courses pertaining to that area, or to pursue an interdisciplinary curriculum.

Purpose

The Bible and Ministry Certificate is designed for the student who desires a strong biblical and ministry foundation in preparation for effective ministry within the local church and community. A core of Bible and ministry courses enables the student to gain a solid foundation in preparation for Christian ministry.

Objectives

The Bible and Ministry Certificate will enable the student to:

 

  • Have a basic understanding of the Scriptures and theology.
  • Accurately study and apply the Word of God.
  • Be equipped for Christian service.
  • Effectively witness, disciple, and communicate the truth of God’s Word.
  • Develop a basic Christian worldview.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ministry.

Specializations

To earn a specialization in a particular area, all 17 Bible or Ministry elective credits must be selected from the following groupings:

 

  • Biblical Studies Specialization: Any combination of courses with a course number beginning in “BBL.”
  • Intercultural Ministries Specialization: Any combination of courses with a course number beginning in “CMM.”
  • Pastoral Studies Specialization: Any combination of courses with a course number beginning in “CMP.”

Course Sequence

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