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Bachelor of Christian Ministry (BCM)

Degree Outcomes

Graduates with a Bachelor of Christian Ministry degree will be trained to:

  1. Serve the Lord from a solid foundation of Bible knowledge, understand how the Bible is to be interpreted and how one lives out the Christian faith within a biblical worldview.
  2. Understand the doctrines of the Christian faith from an evangelical perspective.
  3. Serve in the local church in such ways as preaching, teaching, leading worship, and shepherding.
  4. Share the gospel in their home culture and understand mission efforts around the world.
  5. Put into practice the principles of spiritual growth and Christian leadership.
  6. Exercise ministry skills learned through a field practicum.
  7. Understand a number of general subject areas from a Christian perspective.


  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Program Description

The Bachelor of Christian Ministry (BCMin) is a 96 credit hour degree for men and women who have sensed the call of God to serve in His church and for lay people who desire a biblical and theological education to enhance their ministry in the local church.

Requirements and Completion

  1. Applicants should be age 22 or older.
  2. The prerequisite for this degree is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  3. A total of 96 credit hours is required for the completion of the degree.

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Bachelor of Christian Ministry (BCMin)
Biblical & Theological Studies
1B1311Old Testament Survey3
1B2311New Testament Survey3
1B3321Bible Backgrounds3
1B3331Bible Interpretation3
OT and NT Bible Book Studies (3 required)9
1H1312Christian Heritage3
1T1311Christian Theology3
1T1312Christian World View3
1B3301God with Us: The Story of the Bible3
Applied Ministry
1P3322Principles of Leadership3
1P3331Spiritual Development3
1P1321Principles & Practices of Preaching3
1P2311Pastoral Ministries3
1M1311Worship Leadership3
1E2322Teaching Christ-followers3
1E1342Living & Sharing the Gospel3
1E1341Missions & Church Planting2
1P2241Capstone Ministry I2
1P2242Capstone Ministry I2
General Studies
1L3311English Composition 1013
1L3313English Composition 1023
1L3312English Composition 1033
1L4311Classics of Christian Literature3
1M2311Music Appreciation3
1C1311Intro to Psychology & Counselling3
1C1321Basics of Family Dynamics3
1H3311Western Civilization 101
1H3312Western Civilization 1023
1V2311General Mathematics 
1V2313Earth Science Introduction3
Free Electives11
Total credits hours for Bachelor of Christian Ministry (BCMin)96

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