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BA, Christian Ministry and Biblical Counseling

The Christian Ministry and Biblical Counseling Double Major is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theology and methodology of biblical counseling and basic preparation for local church ministries, evangelism, international or North American missions, denominational service, and/or graduate studies.

BA Degree Outcomes

Students graduating with the Bachelor of Arts degree will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the Christian worldview in relation to the natural and social world
  2. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the theological foundations of Christian ministry
  3. Demonstrate increased competence in practical skills of Christian ministry, such as information management, strategic decision-making, and communication
  4. Demonstrate an enhanced foundation for subsequent formal and informal education.

Christian Ministry Major Outcomes

Students graduating with 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.

Biblical Counseling Major Objectives

Students graduating with the Biblical Counseling major will be able to do the following:

  1. Evaluate the central theories and methods of modern psychology from historical and biblical perspectives.
  2. Develop a biblical and theological understanding of human nature.
  3. Demonstrate basic skill in the evaluation of modern psychological research.
  4. Demonstrate skill in offering biblical and theological explanations of human problems and appropriate solutions.
  5. Distinguish a secular approach to psychology with the Christian doctrine of the church and the responsibility of its members to care for souls.

Biblical Counseling Course Catalog

BN170 Introduction to Business and Finance
BS205 Historical Geography of the Bible
CM110 Basic Communication
GE101 English Composition I
GE102 English Composition II
GE135 Quantitative Reasoning
GE185 Introduction to Physical Science
HM300 Introduction to Philosophy
GE240 Survey of World Literature
HM344 Christianity and the Arts
HT210 American History
HT411 World Religions
MS201 Global Missions
PY100 Introduction to Psychology
GS181 Integrative I, Leadership (1 hr)
GS382 Integrative II, Assessment (1 hr)
GS483 Integrative III, Capstone (1 hr)

BS115 Old Testament Survey I
BS116 Old Testament Survey II
BS117 New Testament Survey I
BS118 New Testament Survey II
BS204 Introduction to Hermeneutics
HT450 The Church
HT350 Christian Doctrine I
HT351 Christian Doctrine II
HT200 Introduction to Ethics
MN201 Personal Evangelism & Discipleship

BN465 Entrepreneurial Leadership
CE408 Intro to Student Ministry or CE409 Intro to Adult & Family Ministry
CE360 Church Administration
MN255 Interpersonal Counseling & Conflict Management
HT112 Church History I
HT113 Church History II
MN350 Pastoral Care & Counseling
MS310 Introduction to Church Planting and Church Growth

CO100 Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling
CO110 Theological Basis for Biblical Counseling
CO201 Biblical Counseling and the Psychologies
CO222 Marriage and Family Counseling
CO301 Contemporary Issues in Counseling
CO305 Addictions and Emotions
CO401 Biblical Counseling and Medical Issues
CO450 Biblical Counseling Practicum

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