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Bachelor of Arts in Religion
(Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Christian Education and Missions)

The Bachelor of Arts in Religion is a four-year degree program providing students with professional training for ministry on a college level. The degree offers a solid grounding in Bible, doctrine, and the practices of ministry within a strong Pentecostal environment. With a broad educational component, the curriculum enables students to formulate a biblical worldview and a biblical mindset for life. The Bachelor in Religion degree program allows the student to focus upon an area of concentration which will best prepare them for the ministry of their choice. The Religion degree with specialized concentrations provides the student with the foundational professional training necessary for vocational ministry or for entrance into a professional masters program.

 

Bachelor Degree Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor degree, students will:

Manifest a solid knowledge of Scripture with proper hermeneutical skills.

Evidence an understanding of the doctrines of the Church and Pentecostal distinctives.

Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the history, traditions, and practices of the Church.

Communicate the Scripture with clarity and conviction.

Demonstrate the knowledge and competency to do the tasks of ministry.

Demonstrate an understanding of the administration and functioning of a local congregation.

Demonstrate the integration of biblical and theological knowledge with the practices of ministry.

Evidence the personal and professional characteristics needed for successful ministry.

Articulate a Christian worldview and lifestyle.

Evidence the ability to share the Gospel with others.

 

Chair of Theology Dept.

Dr. Kyung Lan Suh

office : 311

kyungsuh@buc.edu

714-683-1374(x1005)

 


 

Biblical Studies

Religion (Biblical Studies)

Biblical Studies is a scholarly presentation of the witness to faith and of the theological views of the biblical writers in the context of the covenant people, Israel, and the early Church. Courses deal with biblical background and history, ethics and doctrines, and with proper methods of interpretation.

Biblical Studies Outcomes

Upon completing this concentration, students will:

Know the historical background of the Old and New Testaments so that they may understand the context in which each book was written.

Understand the relationship between the Old and New Testament and how God has progressively revealed Himself.

Demonstrate a conscious understanding of the argument and general content of each book in the Bible.

Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of theological concepts so as to maintain theological balance.

Be able to think systematically through the teachings of Scripture in light of the whole written counsel of God.

Present a Christian apologetic through an understanding of a biblical theology.

Integrate the truths of the Scriptures into life and communicate them to the world.

 

Curriculum

B.A. Degree in Religion (Biblical Studies) Requirement: 126 Hours

General Education : 45 Hours

Subject

Required - 33 hours

Electives - 12 hours

Course

hours

Communications
(6 hours)

GBIB 502 OT Introduction
GBIB 507 NT Introduction

3
3

Max of 6 hours
in one area

Social Sciences
(6 hours)

GS 110 Introduction to Psychology
GS 220 Introduction to Sociology

3
3

Humanities
(12 hours)

GH 103 Music and Ministry
GH 224 World Civilization I
GH 226 World Civilization II
GH 250 Christian Ethics

3
3
3
3

Natural Sciences
/Computer
(9 hours)

GN 120 Earth Science
GN 140 Life Science
GM 170 Introduction to Computers

3
3
3

Bible/Theology : 51 Hours

Subject

Required - 33 hours

Electives - 18 hours

Course

hours

 

OT 110 OT Survey
NT 130 NT Survey
OT 200 Pentateuch
LN 200 Intro. to Biblical language
BS 220 Hermeneutics
NT 210 Gospels
NT 250 Acts
TH 401 Systematic Theology I
TH 402 Systematic Theology II
TH 450 Pentecostal Heritage
MI 210 Introduction to Missions

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Upper Division
Bible / Theology

Professional Study : 30 Hours

Subject

Required - 30 hours

 

Course

hours

 

CS 110 Christian Service I
CS 120 Christian Service II
CS 210 Christian Service III
CS 220 Christian Service IV
CS 310 Christian Service V
CS 320 Christian Service VI
CG 210 Personal Evangelism
CH 220 Church History
PT 310 Pastoral Theology
PT 320 Introduction to Preaching
CG 462 Church Growth
PT 464 Pastoral Counseling
PT 473 Preaching Practicum
GS 499 Senior Integrative Seminar

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Christian Education

Religion (Christian Education)

The Christian Education concentration is designed to equip students to serve local churches and parachurch agencies through teaching and discipling people of various ages.

 

Christian Education Outcomes:

Upon completing this concentration, students will:

Articulate a philosophy that guides educational ministry.

Demonstrate godly character, knowledge, and skills in leadership.

Describe the major teaching methods and utilize them in teaching ministry.

Demonstrate an ability to lead age-appropriate ministries.

Analyze the educational ministries of a local church and para-church agencies.

 

Curriculum

B.A. Degree in Religion (Christian Education) Requirement: 126 Hours

General Education : 45 Hours

Subject

Required - 33 hours

Electives - 12 hours

Course

hours

Communications
(6 hours)

GC 120 English Composition
GC 140 Research and Writing

3
3

Max of 6 hours
in one area

Social Sciences
(6 hours)

GS 110 Introduction to Psychology
GS 220 Introduction to Sociology

3
3

Humanities
(12 hours)

GH 103 Music and Ministry
GH 224 World Civilization I
GH 226 World Civilization II
GH 250 Christian Ethics

3
3
3
3

Natural Sciences
/Computer
(9 hours)

GN 120 Earth Science
GN 140 Life Science
GM 170 Introduction to Computers

3
3
3

Bible/Theology : 30 Hours

Subject

Required - 15 hours

Electives - 15 hours

Course

hours

 

OT 110 OT Survey
NT 130 NT Survey
CG 462 Church Growth
MI 210 Introduction to Missions
TH 450 Pentecostal Heritage

3
3
3
3
3

Upper Division
Bible / Theology

Professional Study : 51 Hours

Subject

Required - 42 hours

Electives -
9 hours

Course

hours

 

CS 110 Christian Service I
CS 120 Christian Service II
CS 210 Christian Service III
CS 220 Christian Service IV
CS 310 Christian Service V
CS 320 Christian Service VI
CG 210 Personal Evangelism
CE 150 Intro. to Christian Education
CE 210 Foundations of Teaching Ministry
CE 240 Histrorical and Philosophical Foundation of Christian Education
CE 261 Life - Span Development in Ministry
CE 370 Christian Education of Children, or
CE 371 Christian Education of Youth
CE 380 Religious Development of Children & Youth
CE 410 Family Ministries in the Church
CE 480 Educational Administration
CE 490 Seminar in Educational Ministry
CE 400 Teaching Methods
PT 340 Leadership Development
GS 499 Senior Integrative Seminar

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