Bible & Ministry Certificate

This study is a two-year program designed for the person who desires advanced ministry training without focus on General Education courses such as Math and Science. The student has the option to select a particular area of specialization by taking elective courses pertaining to that area.


The Bible and Ministry Certificate provides advanced biblical studies and ministry training in preparation for a life of faithful ministry within the Church and community.


The Bible and Ministry Certificate will equip the student to:

  • Effectively study, apply, and teach the Word of God.
  • Effectively evangelize and disciple.
  • Develop a biblical worldview.
  • Serve in ministry roles within the local church.

Program Requirements (60 Credits)

Biblical Studies (18 Credits)

  • BI-BS1101 Introduction to Bible Study (3 Credits)†
  • BI-NT1101 New Testament Survey (3 Credits)†
  • BI-NT2101 Life of Christ (3 Credits)†
  • BI-OT1101 Old Testament Survey I (3 Credits)†
  • BI-OT1102 Old Testament Survey II (3 Credits)†
  • BI-TH1101 Introduction to Biblical Living (3 Credits)†

Christian Ministry (15 Credits)

  • CM-CD1101 Evangelism & Discipleship (3 Credits)†
  • CM-ED1101 Introduction to Bible Teaching (3 Credits)†
  • CM-IM1101 Missiology (3 Credits)†
  • CM-PA1101 Introduction to Servant Leadership (3 Credits)†
  • CM-WA1101 Theology & Practice of Worship (3 Credits)†
    • or CM-WA2101 Ethnodoxology: Culture and Arts in Worship (3 Credits)†
    • or CM-WA3101 Media in Ministry (3 Credits)†

General Education (15 Credits)

  • GE-EN1101 English Composition I (3 Credits)
  • GE-EN1102 English Composition II (3 Credits)
  • GE-PH2101 Introduction to Philosophy (3 Credits)
  • GE-SS1101 Developing Interpersonal Relationships (3 Credits)
  • GE-SS2101 Marriage & Family (3 Credits)

Electives (12 Credits)

  • BI/CM Biblical Studies or Christian Ministry (12 Credits)

Christian Ministry Training: 4 Semesters

Indicates a “core” course in which a grade of C or better is required for graduation.