4th
4th
Ranked 4th among online Christian colleges
OCU ranks 4th among the “Top 8 online Christian Colleges and Universities in 2017” according to www.thebestcolleges.org. Ranking is by graduation, retention and acceptance rates, student-teacher ratios, tuition costs, years of accreditation, reputation, awards, and job placement records.

BA in Christian Ministries

Bachelor of Arts

The Christian Ministries program is designed for students desiring to enter either Christian Ministry or Seminary. Students in the Christian Ministries program can take the ministry concentration or the pre-seminary concentration.

The ministry concentration prepares students for pastoral care roles, chaplaincy ministries, evangelistic work, or a variety of other types of ministries that involve preaching and teaching the Word of God.

The pre-seminary concentration prepares students for entrance at a seminary; it is not designed to be preparation for ministry. The Master of Divinity Degree, granted by seminaries, is the normal requirement for ordained ministry in many denominations. This concentration engages students in intense study of the Bible, theology, and biblical languages in order to prepare them for graduate study.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Exhibit personal and spiritual attributes of a servant’s heart, holy living, and sense of calling essential to leading a church or parachurch organization and ministering to people.
  • Exhibit competency in knowing God’s Word and demonstrate its relevance to problems, needs, and issues of today.
  • Develop and preach sermons that address congregational needs, integrate a Christian worldview, and reflect an understanding of contemporary culture.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the objectives for the chosen concentration.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE - 49 Hours

or

 

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES MAJOR - 38 Hours

(Four Events)
or (Two Events)
(Three Events)
(Two Events)

 

CONCENTRATION - 33 Hours

NEW TESTAMENT AND OLD TESTAMENT LANGUAGES - 12 Hours

Choose 12 hours from the following courses:

BIBLE ELECTIVES - 12 Hours

Choose 12 hours from any NT, OT, GB or FL courses.

ELECTIVES - 9 Hours

Any credit-bearing course, 100-level or above


MINISTRY CONCENTRATION - 33 Hours


 

 

 

 

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