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B. Min. (Bachelor of Ministry)


The Bachelor of Ministry degree (B.Min.) is granted for demonstration of basic competencies associated with being a minister of the gospel (pastor, church planter, missionary) and other ministry leaders.

Specific program objectives of the B.Min. include:
Mastery of Scripture relevant to church and leadership development, particularly through study of the biblical theology of Acts and the Pauline Epistles. Reflection on the contributions of leading scholars regarding church and leadership development.
Address the pertinent issues related to church and leadership development and analyze Scripture and other contributions related to those issues.
Formulate conclusions and personal applications regarding those issues.

Competency Sets

1. Life and Ministry Development 6
  1.1 Motivated Abilities Pattern (MAP) Annual Response
2
 
  1.2 Personal Development Plans and Annual Revisions
2
 
  1.3 Personal Development Assessments with Local Mentors
2
 
         
2. General Education 30
  2.1 "Integrated Core"    
      Language: The Crucial Connection
3
 
      Art: The Aesthetic Experience
3
 
      Heritage: The Living Past
3
 
      Institutions: The Social Web
3
 
      Nature: Ecology of the Planet
3
 
      Work: The Value of Vocation
3
 
      Identity: The Search of Meaning
3
 
  2.2 Community/Service Learning Projects and/or Great Books Reading Program
9
 
           
3. Core Training Modules (Leadership Series I Courses) 30
  3.1 Acts: Keys to the Establishment and Expansion of the First Century Church
3
 
  3.2 Pauline Epistles: Strategies for Establishing Churches
3
 
  3.3 Understanding the Essentials of Sound Doctrine
3
 
  3.4 Leaders and the Early Church
3
 
  3.5 Preaching and Teaching
3
 
  3.6 Shepherding, Counseling and the Early Church
3
 
  3.7 Interpreting the Word I
3
 
  3.8 Interpreting the Word II
3
 
  3.9 Habits of the Heart
3
 
  3.10 Covenants, Unity of Scripture and Biblical Worldview
3
 
           
4. Ministry Strategy Plans 6
  4.1 Initial Ministry Strategy Plan
2
 
  4.2 Interim Ministry Strategy Plan
2
 
  4.3 Final Ministry Strategy Plan
2
 
           
5. Ministry Practicum (Learning by Doing) 9
  5.1 Contracted learning through ministry experience, incl. written evaluation and reflection (at a rate of 1 semester hour of credit for each 45 hours of designated ministry and reflection)    
           
6. Teaching Practicum (Learning by Teaching) 9
  6.1 The First Principles Series I
3
 
  6.2 Acts: Keys to the Establishment and Expansion of the First Century Church
3
 
  6.3 Pauline Epistles: Strategies for Establishing Churches
3
 
           
7. Other 30
  7.1 Additional Competencies (to be determined by certified leaders for everyone in a partner's program)    
  7.2 Free Electives (may include additional Leadership Series courses, Lifelong Learning Reading Reports, Leading "Great Books" Community Discussions, Ministry Practicum, or other transfer credit.)    
           
Total   120


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