Bachelor of General Christian Studies

Program Objectives

This degree seeks to:

  • Provide a general ministry and Biblical studies discipline
  • Provide a solid biblical foundation for the general practices of ministry;
  • Provide a theological foundation for general ministry with a Charismatic distinctive;
  • Provide a basic understanding of the Christian message and how to communicate it;
  • Develop a compassion for ministry to hurting and lost humanity; and
  • Gain an understanding and appreciation for the Church and its ministries.

Learning Outcomes

In addition to achieving success with the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Requirements

learning outcomes, upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • Evidence a biblical and theological knowledge;
  • Articulate a biblical philosophy of life and ministry that evidences a charismatic dimension;
  • Evidence a solid knowledge of Scripture, the proper use of hermeneutics, and the ability to communicate the gospel message in both oral and written form; and
  • Demonstrate the basic functional skills for successful Christian living and ministry.
Curriculum
Total Hours 124
  • 15
  • 38
  • 15
  • 5
  • 51
  • 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
    • Science Elective 4
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • BIBM 3302 Leadership Development 3
    • PHIL 2301 Christian Ethics 3
    • PHIL 3305 Philosophy and Christian Thought 3
  • Major 15 Hours
    • BIBL 1301 Old Testament Studies 3
    • BIBL 1302 New Testament Studies 3
    • BIBT 2303 To the Jew First 3
    • BIBM 4302 Senior Capstone Project 3
    • BIBM 4303 Senior Internship 3
  • Experiential Learning 5 Hours
    • BIBM 2101 Practicum Prep 1
    • BIBM 3201 Junior Ministry Practicum 2
    • BIBM 3201 Junior Ministry Practicum 2
  • Electives 51 Hours
    • Biblical Studies Electives (from any BIBL/BIBT/BGRK/BHEB course) 15
    • Practical Ministry Electives (from any BIBM/BIBC/APOL/PHIL/BMIS course) 9
    • Open Electives (from any discipline) 27