Students choosing the Minor in Christian Ministry must take:
BIBL 200 Principles of Hermeneutics & Theological Thinking (3)
BIBL 314 Pauline Literature (3)
BIBL 373 Preaching & Teaching the Bible (3)
BIBL 410 Spiritual Formation & Christian Discipleship (3)
BIBL 430 Christian Ethics (3)
Online | On Campus
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15
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Introduction to methods of studying and interpreting Scripture, theological understanding, and practical application.
Study of the writings of the Apostle Paul. Students consider the cultural and philosophical background of each text as well as its contents and its place in the canon. The course examines the literature theologically and exegetically while inviting students to develop and consider personal applications of the texts. Prerequisite: BIBL 104 or BIBL 105.
Examines the process of lesson/sermon preparation and delivery from the biblical text with the aim of influencing an audience. Students build upon their knowledge of written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills to develop sermons and lesson plans. Prerequisite: BIBL 200.
Students examine the biblical and philosophical basis of personal spiritual formation and growth as well as strategies that can be used to facilitate formation and growth in church and parachurch ministry.
Exploration, assessment, and application of historical and contemporary approaches to Christian ethics, as well as an examination of the role of Scripture in processes of moral discernment.