Students in the Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries program are taught by skilled practitioners who have served in a variety of ministry positions. The focus of the program is to develop practical skills required for effective ministry in faith-based vocations. Those skills include the ability to lead worship and interpret Scripture, effective leadership skills, educational theory and practice, counseling and people skills, as well as basic accounting and financial skills.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Ministries is designed to equip working adults with an increased understanding of Scripture and enhanced skills for various church leadership roles. Students may also be preparing for a career in full-time ministry or a graduate seminary program.

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Students in the Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries program are taught by skilled practitioners who have served in a variety of ministry positions. The focus of the program is to develop practical skills required for effective ministry in faith-based vocations. Those skills include the ability to lead worship and interpret Scripture, effective leadership skills, educational theory and practice, counseling and people skills, as well as basic accounting and financial skills.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Ministries is designed to equip working adults with an increased understanding of Scripture and enhanced skills for various church leadership roles. Students may also be preparing for a career in full-time ministry or a graduate seminary program.

Program Goals

Equip students for effective use of the Christian Scriptures in ministry.

  • Students demonstrate awareness of the basic matters of critical introduction and historical background necessary to a proper understanding of the Old and New Testaments.
  • Students apply appropriate methods of interpretation to the study, teaching, and preaching of the Old and New Testaments.

Equip students with foundational competencies for Christian ministry.

  • Students demonstrate an understanding of New Testament concepts of ministry and the application of those principles in ministry environments.
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of leading or serving in a ministry environment.
  • Students assess and utilize people’s individual strengths to form teams to accomplish the goals of a particular ministry.
  • Students apply the central theological themes of the Old and New Testaments to current issues for teaching and preaching.
  • Students apply biblical principles of worship in planning meaningful worship experiences.
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of counseling principles and techniques appropriate for ministry settings, including referral.
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of accounting and financial principles pertinent to church ministry.
POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS
  • Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Ministry Outreach
  • Church Staff
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