Bachelor of Christian Ministries

Build a deeper biblical and theological foundation for life and ministry through our Bachelor of Christian Ministries (BCM) degree. With a Christian ministry degree, you will gain the knowledge, tools, and hands-on experience of applying the truths of God to the needs of people. This degree program is available online or on-ground (Southlake).

Program Objectives

This degree seeks to:

  • Develop biblical and theological competence in the Charismatic tradition.
  • Develop healthy leaders for Spirit-empowered Christian ministry.
  • Nurture compassion for ministering to people in the church and in the world.
  • Provide a solid understanding of the gospel and how to communicate it in a diverse and ever-changing culture.
  • Provide opportunities for students to learn ministry experientially in healthy environments.

Learning Outcomes

In addition to achieving success with the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Requirements learning outcomes, upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • Respond to contemporary challenges from a faithful biblical and theological perspective.
  • Effectively communicate the gospel and spiritually equipping messages in various formats.
  • Implement effective plans and practices for his/her spiritual growth.
  • Lead people in spiritual growth.
  • Provide organizational ministry leadership in his/her context.
  • Articulate a biblical philosophy of ministry that emerges from a Charismatic Theology.
Curriculum
Total Hours 124
  • 15
  • 38
  • 54
  • 5
  • 12
  • Christian Foundations 15 Hours
    • BIBM 1301 Spirit Formed Life 3
    • BIBH 1301 Pentecostal Charismatic Movements 3
    • BIBL 1300 Introduction To Bible 3
    • BIBT 1304 Christian Worldview 3
    • BIBL 2302 Life of Jesus 3
  • General Education 38 Hours
    • UNIV 1101 Student Success Strategies 1
    • ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    • ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
    • COMS 2303 Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication 3
    • History Elective 3
    • Math Elective 3
    • Behavioral Science Elective 3
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • Science Elective 4
    • BIBM 3302 Leadership Development 3
    • PHIL 2301 Christian Ethics 3
    • PHIL 3305 Philosophy and Christian Thought 3
  • Major 54 Hours
    • BIBL 1301 Old Testament Studies 3
    • BIBL 1302 New Testament Studies 3
    • BIBM 1302 Spirit Formed Ministry 3
    • BIBT 2303 To the Jew First 3
    • BIBL 2301 Biblical Background and Interpretation 3
    • BIBT 2301 Christian Doctrine I 3
    • BIBT 2302 Christian Doctrine II 3
    • BIBT 2304 The Blessed Church 3
    • BIBM 3306 Teaching to Transform Lives 3
    • APOL 3301 Cultural Apologetics 3
    • BIBM 2304 Pastoral Ministry 3
    • BIBC 2301 Biblical Counseling 3
    • BIBM 3303 Ministry and Administrative Skills 3
    • BIBM 2303 Sermon Preparation 3
    • BIBM 2305 Healthy Family Dynamics 3
    • Church History (BIBH) Elective 3
    • BIBM 4302 Senior Capstone Project 3
    • BIBM 4303 Senior Internship 3
  • Experiential Learning 5 Hours
    • BIBM 2101 Practicum Prep - Fall/Spring 1
    • BIBM 3201 Junior Ministry Practicum 2
    • BIBM 3201 Junior Ministry Practicum 2
  • Electives 12 Hours
    • Biblical Studies (BIBL/BGRK/BHEB) Electives 6
    • Practical Ministry (BIBM/BIBC/APOL/PHIL/BMIS) Electives 6