Dive into your academic passions and a rich, thorough theological training, simultaneously. Our vocational ministry program is designed to serve as a supplemental degree to whatever discipline you pursue. That way, you’ll be well-prepared to use your career as a ministry tool.
The way we see it, all Christ-followers are ministers in the kingdom of God. We also recognize that you have unique God-given gifts and passion that you desire to explore as a scholar. Focus on how to use those gifts as a platform for expressing your partnership with God and his work in the world. Be intentional in your efforts to become a spiritual leader within your specific academic area of interest.
The vocational calling that you follow will be profoundly enriched by theological grounding to pursue a life of love and reconciliation.
Degree type determined by first major.
BI 2283: Introduction to Ministry
BI 4503: Old Testament Interpretation
BI 4513: New Testament Interpretation
BI 4793: The Bible and Scholarly Study
BI 3203: God, Creation, and New Creation
BI 3823: Spiritual Formation for Ministry
BI 4Dn3: Bible Text Intensive
Two sections (6 hours) of this course are required, with one Old Testament text and one New Testament text.
BI 2713: The Story of Global Christianity
BI 3763: The Story of the Restoration Movement in America
Nine hours selected from:
BI 3813: A Theology of the Church
BI 3673: Communicating the Gospel
BI 3763:The Story of the Restoration Movement in America or BI 2713: The Story of Global Christianity
BI 4973: Senior Seminar
Recommended for Youth Ministry
BI 3513: Introduction to Children's, Youth, and Family Ministry
BI 3523: The Youth Ministry Program
BI 3533: Educating Children and Adolescents in the Church
Recommended for Children’s Ministry
BI 3273: Children's Ministry
FS 3153: Nurturing Spiritual Development in Children
BI 3543: Family Ministry
Recommended for Missions
BI 2313: Introduction to Intercultural Mission
BI 4393: Current Issues in Missiology**
BI 4303: Incarnational/Medical Missions**
*Other theology and ministry elective courses may be substituted subject to approval of the department chair.
** Offered even-numbered years
General education degree requirements will be determined by the student’s first major.