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Accelerate Biblical Counseling: Christian Ministry Track

Accelerate: Biblical Counseling (Christian Ministry Track) gives students an opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Arts, Christian Ministry and the Master of Arts, Biblical Counseling in as little as four and a half years. As such, this program incorporates the purpose and learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Arts, Christian Ministry degree, providing college-level preparation for service in local churches and other Christian ministries through programs of practical education, spiritual and character development, and theological understandings. The BACM degree also prepares students for graduate-level study.

Christian Ministry Outcomes

Students completing the Christian Ministry major will be able to do the following:

  1. Interpret Scripture using appropriate hermeneutical and historically informed principles
  2. Demonstrate skill in communicating biblical truth
  3. Demonstrate basic leadership skills in Christian ministry.

Program Completion and Duration

The Accelerate: Biblical Counseling program allows students to complete the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees in 153 total hours, over 5 years of study. Applicants to the Accelerate: Biblical Counseling program must submit additional documentation in the admissions process. Students enrolled in Accelerate: Biblical Counseling must maintain a 3.0 GPA while taking 30 credit hours per academic year to remain in the program. Students who cannot meet the requirements of Accelerate: Biblical Counseling will be transferred to the standard Bachelor of Arts or Master of Arts degree programs, depending on the extent of their progress thus far. Students successfully completing the first four years of the program will graduate with the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry. Once the fifth year of Accelerate is completed, students are awarded the Masters of Arts, Biblical Counseling degree through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Course List

General Education (45 Hours)

GE101 English Composition I
GE102 English Composition II
GE135 Quantitative Reasoning
PY100 Introduction to Psychology
CM110 Introduction to Public Speaking
GE240 Survey of World Literature
GE185 Introduction to Physical Science
BN170 Introduction to Business and Finance
HM300 Introduction to Philosophy
HM344 Christianity and the Arts
HT411 World Religions
MS201 Global Missions
GE205 World Geography
HS210 or HS211 American History I or II
GS181 Integrative I, Leadership (1 hr)
GS382 Integrative II, Assessment (1 hr)
GS1803 Integrative III, Capstone (1 hr)

Christian Ministry Major + Undergrad Electives (48 Hours)
HT200 Introduction to Ethics
HT112 Church History I
HT113 Church History II
MN201 Personal Evangelism & Discipleship
HT450 The Church
HT350 Christian Doctrine I
HT351 Christian Doctrine II
BN465 Entrepreneurial Leadership
CE360 Church Administration
CE408 Intro to Student Ministry or CE409 Intro to Adult & Family Ministry
MN255 Interpersonal Skills & Conflict Management
MS310 Introduction to Church Planting and Church Growth

Undergraduate Electives (12 hrs)

Graduate + UG CBE Classes (30 Hours)
BS2210 Old Testament Survey I*
BS2211 Old Testament Survey II*
BS2310 New Testament Survey I*
BS2311 New Testament Survey II*
BS2400 Introduction to Hermeneutics*

MABC Counseling Courses (30 Hours)
MN5430 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry***/**
BC5510 Biblical Counseling in the Local Church**
BC5511 Biblical Interpretation & Counseling Methods**
BC5512 History & Theology of Soul Care**
BC5501 Biblical Counseling & Psychological Theories
BC5522 Marriage & Family Counseling
BC5513 Biblical Counseling & Emotional Issues
BC5514 Addictive Behaviors & Biblical Counseling
BC5515 Supervised Counseling Practicum I
BC5516 Supervised Counseling Practicum II


*Taken on Graduate level with undergraduate credit given upon successful completion of a Credit-by-Exam. In lieu of the exam, students may also take the undergraduate course in addition to the Graduate level course.

**Taken on Graduate Level and will fulfill requirements towards a BA as stipulated by HLC 3+2 Program.

***Female students take an Elective.

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