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BA, Student Ministry

The Student Ministry major is designed to provide college-level preparation for service in local churches and other Christian ministries that focus on teaching and training young adults. The degree will provide increased understanding and skill in the interpretation of Scripture and theological reflection while creating a foundation for ministries that center on young adults. This includes instruction on practical ministries, as well as spiritual, physical and character development in young adults. The BA in Student Ministry equips graduates to serve churches, evangelism ministries, denominational service, international missions, and subsequent graduate study.

BA Degree Objectives

The objectives for students graduating with the Bachelor of Arts degree are as follows:

  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.

Student Ministry Major Objectives

Students graduating with the Student 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
  4. Understand core issues and challenges in effective student ministries.

Student Ministries Course Catalog

BN170 Introduction to Business and Finance
CM110 Introduction to Public Speaking
GE101 English Composition I
GE102 English Composition II
GE135 Quantitative Reasoning
GE185 Introduction to Physical Science
GE205 World Geography
GE240 Survey of World Literature
GS101 Foundations for Kingdom Success
HM300 Introduction to Philosophy
HM344 Christianity and the Arts
HT113 Church History II
HS210 or HS211 American History I or II
HT411 World Religions
MS201 Global Missions
PY100 Introduction to Psychology

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

BN465 Entrepreneurial Leadership
CE208 Para-Church Youth Ministry
CE360 Church Administration
CE408 Introduction to Student Ministry
CE409 Introduction to Adult and Family Ministry
MN255 Interpersonal Skills and Conflict Management
MN310 Sermon Preparation*
MN410 Pastoral Care & Ministry**
CE405 Making Disciples
HM304 Philosophy of Religion

* Female students take CE401 Principles of Christian Leadership
** Female students take an extra elective


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