Christian Ministry

Associate of Arts

The Christian Ministry major is for adults who want to increase their effectiveness to lead as Christians in their arenas of influence, be they secular, religious, professional, or personal. There are two concentrations available: Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministry.

60 Semester Credits

Core Christian Ministry Course List

PS1000 College Success Skills 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces adult learners to skills necessary for academic success at Ohio Christian University.

IT1000 Technology Skills for College 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces learners to computing skills that support academic and professional success. The course focuses on leveraging Microsoft Office, specifically Word and PowerPoint for academic writing. Students will also be introduced to research and Internet tools for practical academic and professional application.

EN1010 English Composition I 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is an introductory study of composition, emphasizing the process of research and writing.  Students will gain and refine skills of developing a thesis, organizing content, controlling tone, revising drafts, and expressing ideas clearly and correctly.  In addition, students will learn to incorporate researched material into papers using APA guidelines.  (Prerequisite:  PS1100)  

TH1000 Theology of Christian Experience 3 credits 5 weeks

A survey course in theology designed to give each student an understanding of the nature of sin, new birth, and bap­tism with the Holy Spirit. 

EN2010 English Composition II 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is an intermediate course designed to extend and refine students' expository and creative writing experiences.  Student writing will reflect university-level writing skills, such as principles of logical/critical thinking and reasoning, argument, effective organization, APA research and documentation, and content-rich development of ideas.      

English Composition I

GB1000 Bible Study Methods 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces the principles, methods, and practice of Bible study skills. Students will grasp the basic principles and methods of observation, interpretation, and application in the study of the Bible.

PH1000 Worldviews 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides an introduction to worldviews through exploring the major worldviews that have impacted 20th and 21st century western culture and history. Attention will be given to how each of these worldviews affect one’s thinking about God, reality, knowledge, moral order and humanity.

SP2000 Oral Communication 3 credits 5 weeks

The principles of speech composition, outlining, and delivery are discussed. There is practice in preparing and presenting speeches that can inform, persuade, demonstrate, and actuate. The student will be encouraged to make immediate application of principles within the current work environment.

NT2000 New Testament Survey 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides a general survey of the New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on the histori­cal background of the New Testament, the beginning of Christianity, and the development of the apostolic church.

SI1000 Introduction to Math Systems 3 credits 5 weeks

The purpose of this course is to provide the tools to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of mathematical procedures for the student with limited mathematical background. In this survey course we will discuss numeration systems, number theory, rational numbers, introduction to algebra, geometry, and statistics. There will also be a session on consumer math. The students will able to apply the appropriate mathematical formulate to the various components of everyday life.

OT1000 Old Testament Survey 3 credits 5 weeks

Old Testament Survey is an overview of the background, events, people, and theology of the Old Testament with reflection on connections to the New Testament and ap­plication to Christian faith and life.

CM1400 Personal Stewardship 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is designed to assist the student in being a good steward of God-given resources. While mainly concentrat­ing on finances (budgeting, debt, giving, investing), this course will also lead the student to better choices concern­ing careers, honesty, wise council, time management, and planning for the future. The student will complete an analysis of his/her current situation and develop an effec­tive plan to become a better steward. 

NT2010 Life of Christ/Gospels 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of the Gospels focusing upon the life and ministry, and leadership, of Jesus Christ and His death and resur­rection, with a view toward applying His life-changing principles to one’s everyday life. 

PS2000 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits 5 weeks

This course gives an overview study of the fundamental concepts of psychology; including biological processes, development, behavior, learning and memory, personality, psychological disorders, therapy and social psychology. Throughout the course case examples, DVD case demonstrations, group interaction and related self-study exercises help prepare the students to develop their own personalized view of psychology and the workmanship of God. The student will be taught how to examine this subject through a Christian and biblical worldview.

CM2020 Evangelism and Discipleship 1 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of evangelism, focusing on examples of effec­tive evangelism in the First Century, and applying those principles into an effective methodology for the Twenty- First Century, with special emphasis on the foundation of spiritual revival, prayer, building healthy relationships, and starting the convert on the journey of discipleship. 

SI2010 Earth Science 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of Earth science:  including physical and historical geology, meteorology, and descriptive astronomy; the economic, social, and philosophic aspects of the subject matter, with a Biblical worldview.