Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry
♦ Program Overview
This program helps men and women increase their understanding of Scripture, develop practical skills for various church leadership roles, prepare for professional Christian ministry, and/or pursue graduate studies in the field. Degree-seeking students progress through the 120-unit curriculum by completing 49 units of general education, 23 units of general electives, and 48 units in the Christian ministry major.
COMMUNICATION & CRITICAL THINKING (15 Credits)
- Communication & Critical Thinking Intro to Oral Communication
- English Reading and Composition
- Introduction to Literature
- Introduction to Critical Thinking
- Strategies for Success
- History & Literature of Early Christians
- History & Literature of Ancient Israel
- Theological Foundations
- Christian Worldview & Contemporary Living
- Humanities Elective
- Ancient World History
- U.S. Government
- History/Social Science Elective
- History/Social Science Elective
Select from a widespread list of courses to fulfill the other 20 elective units. Electives must be outside of your major.
- Spiritual Formation
- Field Practicum 1
- Systematic Theology
- Apostolic Theology
- Theology of Ministry
- Literary Exegesis and Analysis Prophets
- John’s Literature and Theology
- Paul’s Literature and Theology
- Early Church Models of Ministry Strategic Leadership
- Practical Ministry
- The Church in Context
- Ministry in Context (capstone)
- Field Practicum 2
General Education Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students shall be able to:
- Written Communication: Interact effectively by means of written language to achieve a specific purpose (informational, persuasive, or expressive).
- Oral Communication: Interact effectively by means of spoken language to achieve a specific purpose (information, persuasive, or expressive).
- Critical Thinking: Apply knowledge, expand understanding, and examine diverse positions and evidence in the pursuit of truth in order to systematically and logically reach conclusions about what to believe or what to do.
- Quantitative Reasoning: Interpret and analyze quantitative information in order to solve problems in a variety of settings and to create arguments supported by quantitative evidence
- Information Literacy: Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information.
- Humanities: Interact intelligently with history, literature, fine arts, and human cultures.
- Civic Engagement and Global Learning: Exhibit awareness of the cultural and ethnic diversity of the community and engage in community improvement endeavors.
- Theological Foundation: Articulate a foundational understanding of the theological principles of the Bible and how they inform Christian ministry.
- Biblical Principles: Demonstrate the integration of a worldview and ethical standards of conduct reflective of biblical values in their personal and professional lives.
BSCM Program Learning Outcomes
- Scripture: Demonstrate accurate knowledge of Scripture, a strong exegetical approach to Scripture, and competence in appropriate application of the biblical text.
- Service: Demonstrate the capacity to serve contextually the mission of Christ, embracing the concept of servant leadership.
- Spiritual Formation: Demonstrate increasing awareness of the presence of Christ and an increasing conformity to the character of Christ with a perspective of priesthood of all believers.
- Skills: Demonstrate fundamental competencies in their chosen area of ministry.
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