Ministry in Mission Studies Programs of Study

Program Description

The degrees offered in Divinity are awarded to students completing 64 credit hours for Associate of Arts; an additional 64 credit hours for Bachelor of Arts; 48 Credit hours for Master and 68 Credit Hours for Doctorate. This program is designed to combine the core classes’ electives, and special topics with the general requirement for completion of each degree study.

program objectives

The objectives of these programs are basic to the institution’s general purpose and philosophy, and are in keeping with the objectives of the particular concentration. Specifically, these programs of study enable students to:
1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including a comprehensive
understanding of the major books on Human Services
2. Develop an understanding of the underlying principles of Biblical
3. Apply correct biblical principles in decision making and personal Christian
4. Make effective use of the Bible in a particular ministry of general Christian
5. Develop a understanding of the historical application Human Services of
religion in America and elsewhere;
6. Develop a working knowledge of various manuscripts and translation of
the Bible;
7. Achieve skills in research methodology and preparation of major research

Prior Knowledge/prerequisites

The prerequisite for enrollment in the Associate in Mission Studies is a GED or High School Diploma. For enrollment in the Bachelor in Mission Studies is in earned Associate in Mission Studies. For enrollment in the Master in Mission Studies is an earned degree in Bachelor in Mission Studies. For enrollment in the Doctor in Mission Studies is an earned degree in Master in Mission Studies These prerequisites should include a minimum of 19 credit hours in Bible.

Course # Course Name Credit
En-131 English Grammar 3 credit hours
En-132 English Composition 3 credit hours
Bi-122 O.T Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-123 N.T. Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-134 Manners & Customs of the Bible I 3 credit hours
Bi-135 Manners & Customs of the Bible II 3 credit hours
Ph-122 Beginning Hermeneutics 3 credit hours
Mi-123 Mission 3 credit hours
Bi-127 Biblical Backgrounds 4 credit hours
Bi-131 The Pentateuch 3 credit hours
Ma-131 Basic Mathematics 3 credit hours
Sp-131 Speech Communications 3 credit hours
Bi-132 Israel’s History 3 credit hours
Bi-136 The Gospels 3 credit hours
Mi-121 Evangelism 3 credit hours
Th-221 Bible Doctrine I 3 credit hours
Th-222 Bible Doctrine II 3 credit hours
Bi-233 Bible Archeology 3 credit hours
En-133 English Literature 3 credit hours
Th-331 Systematic Theology I 3 credit hours
Th-332 Systematic Theology II 3 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Bi-322 Intro. to O.T. Prophets 3 credit hours
Bi-329 Galatians & Ephesians 3 credit hours
Bi-231 Acts & Pauline Epistles 3 credit hour Bi-428 General Epistle 3 credit hours
Bi-432 Heart of the N.T. 3 credit hours
Bi-433 The life of Paul 3 credit hours
Ph-332 Apologetics 3 credit hours
Ph-431 Reasoning 3 credit hours
Di-338 The case for Christ 3 credit hours
Di-420 The Challenges of Culture 3 credit hours
Di-423 Thinking Theologically about Ministry Experience 3 credit hours
Di-426 Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion 3 credit hours
Di-431 Hebrew Bible 3 credit hours
Di-435 Formation of Christian Tradition 3 credit hours
Di-442 Christianity in the Reformation Period 3 credit hours
Th-366 The Doctrine of God 3 credit hours
Th-433 Facing the World: Political, Theology and Mercy 4 credit hours
Th-437 Bible and Ethics in Christian Life 4 credit hours
Th-439 Interpreting Scriptures 4 credit hours
Th-440 A Biblical Theology of the Natural World 4 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Th-556 The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross 3 credit hours
Th-558 Central Themes in Biblical Theology 4 credit hours
Th-561 Institutes of the Christian Religion 3 credit hours
Th-564 Introduction to Christian Doctrine 3 credit hours
Th-566 The Doctrine of God 3 credit hours
Th-532 Dispensationalism 4 credit hours
Th-533 Christian Theology 4 credit hours
Th-535 Eschatology 4 credit hours
Th-536 The Bible in a Disenchanted Age 4 credit hours
Bi-534 Gospel of John 3 credit hours
Bi-539 Intro. to the N.T 3 credit hours
Rel-635 Religion in America I 3 credit hours
Bi-532 Mosaic Writing 3 credit hours
Be-ICS 534 Intercultural Commutation and Global Learning 4 credit hours

Total 48 credit hours
SPT-698 Master’s Thesis 6 credit hours